Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

Keene Valley, New York
Targeted Salary Range: $45,000 - $60,000
Nov 30, 2020
Jan 29, 2021
Invasive Species
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Salary Type


Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator


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.

To help progress our work in New York, we are seeking an experienced professional with a strong interest in shaping our aquatic invasive species work.  The Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator (AISC) is a lead member of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) who works in partnership with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species.  The AISC develops, manages, and advances conservation programs, coordinates and implements aquatic invasive species prevention and management efforts with contractors, partners, and volunteers, and provides technical leadership and support. 

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

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management with a focus on aquatic invasive species or similar field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Master’s Degree and 5 years of experience preferred.)
  • Experience managing natural systems.
  • Experience managing staff, contractors or volunteers. 
  • Experience using software applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems and field data collection techniques. (Experience managing and analyzing large quantities of data preferred.)
  • Experience in training and formal presentation design/delivery.                  
  • Must have valid driver's license and experience safely operating small watercraft. 

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and a benefits package, please visit Careers at The Nature Conservancy and search for job ID #49158 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online and include a resume and cover letter.  The work location for this position is Keene Valley, NY.

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.

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