Position focuses on growing a regional network of partnerships that connects land managers committed to grassland conservation on working private lands; coordinates workshops and serves as liaison for the exchange of information and products across science-landowner-agency teams; creates management plans for Eastern redcedar, the dominant species driving woody plant encroachment in the Great Plains. Works as part of an interdisciplinary team that includes ecologists, computational scientists, conservation social scientists, the public, agency and NGO personnel, and other stakeholders.
Serves as a technology transfer specialist, providing more rapid and real-time feedback to our conservation partners, based on readily updatable and newly available technologies derived from the USDANRCS Working Lands for Wildlife Program and other sources, so partners can more rapidly learn, adapt, and improve the performance of their conservation investments.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in environmental or biological sciences, or a related field plus two years of project management experience. Experience must demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills. Knowledge of rangeland management and grassland conservation. Ability to use computer software to prepare and edit presentations, video scripts, displays, and other written materials. Ability to use digital camera to capture content photos for use in learning modules, presentations, and publications. Ability to lead large stakeholder networks, communicate regularly and in a timely manner with partner organizations, and organize large amounts of information.
Master’s degree in environmental or biological sciences, or a related field. Five years of project management experience. Excellent computer skills to include word processing and presentation software. Knowledge of new applications of resilience and adaptive management. Demonstrated ability to interpret complex spatial data and distill this information into a manner (both orally and in writing) to make research accessible for nonscientific specialists. Prior evidence of leading large, external teams of partners and stakeholders. Ability to use software (e.g., R, Arc GIS, Publisher) to develop scientific products and customize spatial maps.
Posted Salary: $42,000/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 72432
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