River Restoration Coordinator, TNC Vermont

The Nature Conservancy
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which include a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues feel a sense of belonging and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. In addition to the minimum requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

River Restoration Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy in Vermont is seeking a capable individual who will leads an initiative to scale-up the rate of restoration that increases river connectivity, with a primary focus on scaling-up dam removal statewide This is a three-year term-limited position, with the potential to extend based on available funding. The River Restoration Coordinator provides leadership that results in accelerated rates of river restoration in Vermont, particularly through removal of nonfunctional dams. They strengthen a framework of organizations, funding, and support that will sustain higher rates of river restoration long into the future. They coordinate trusting partnerships, lead capacity building, build engagement and support of communities and decision-makers, manage projects, raise and manage funds. The Coordinator also directly manages dam removal and river restoration projects and provides technical support and resources to partner organizations.

Qualities We Seek
• Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management or a similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Five years of work experience as a conservation professional.
• Three years of experience in dam removal, river restoration, or closely related fields.
• Experience managing projects involving multiple partners, stakeholders, and personnel
• Experience facilitating group discussions toward consensus-building, including with local communities
• Experience negotiating complex agreements
• Written and verbal communication skills experience
• Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers
• Teaching or training experience
• Experience explaining contemporary river restoration principles and practices to technical and non-technical audiences

How to Apply
If you are passionate about conserving and restoring water and land and believe in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy, please find a more detailed job description at www.nature.org/careers. Search for position number 51051 to submit your resume and cover letter. Online applications only. This position is based in Montpelier, Vermont. Applications are due March 17, 2022.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

For more information on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Nature Conservancy, please visit the Diversity and Inclusion page on our website.


Wage or Salary
The salary range for this position is $61K - $65K depending on experience. The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond. Relocation expenses are negotiable.