Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Manager

Keene Valley, New York
Jul 18, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Salary Type

The Nature Conservancy

Position Profile 

Adirondack Park Invasive Program Manager, New York Division

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it?  Welcome to The Nature Conservancy.  You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!

By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet.  We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities.  Our science community consists of a group of a women and men who are leading the industry on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.

The Adirondack Park Invasive Program (APIPP) Manager coordinates and collaborates with partner organizations and the New York State’s Invasive Species Management Program to develop and advance a comprehensive invasive species management program, strategic plan, and conservation project portfolio for the 7+ million-acre Adirondack Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).  This position is a member of the New York Lands Team who also works closely with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.  The work of this position will help to protect terrestrial and freshwater resources of the Adirondacks for people and nature to preserve critical habitat, and to ensure this landscape remains resilient in the face of invasive species threats and climate change.

We are looking for a proven leader and problem solver with excellent people skills and experience building effective partnerships.  The successful candidate will provide technical leadership and support relating to invasive species prevention and management for the Program and to the region.  They build partnerships with supporting organizations, affected stakeholders, and the public to advance holistic solution s for addressing invasive species impacts.  This position requires in-depth knowledge of invasive species and work experience.  We appreciate collaborate approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.  

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 

•          BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.

•          Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines

•          Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance

•          Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.

•          Experience negotiating complex agreements.

•          Current driver’s license.

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit and search for job ID #47846 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on August 26, 2019, to be considered.  The location for this position is Keene Valley, New York.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture.  Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.