Hiring: Senior Biologist / Conservation Planner
Organization: Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia / Hybrid
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has an exceptional career opportunity for a seasoned field biologist/conservation planner with a passion for nature.
In this pivotal lead scientist role, you are responsible for shaping our conservation priorities and actions, and providing expert guidance across all facets of conservation operations. You are part of our vibrant conservation team, working together to identify, secure and steward priority conservation lands across the province. It is a diverse role, with responsibilities ranging from ecological field assessments and GIS-based conservation planning and prioritization to serving as expert member of conservation collaborations. As a senior leader in a small, nimble non-profit, you have space to propose and implement innovative ideas and to make a tangible and lasting impact for nature conservation.
A Day in the Life
This is an exciting role for someone who enjoys a balance of independent exploration in the field as well as time in the office. You might spend the day exploring a remote seabird island to help decide if it will be the Nature Trust’s next conservation win. Another day you’ll strategize with government, land trust and Mi’kmaw partners on building landscape connectivity for Nova Scotia’s protected areas, create maps and ecological content for a land conservation proposal, and develop policies to guide managing climate change impacts in the stewardship of our lands. It is a diverse role, with plenty of opportunity for learning, leadership, independence and collaboration. Working in our small, nimble non-profit, you will have space to propose and implement innovative ideas and to make a tangible and lasting impact for nature conservation.
The successful candidate is truly an expert in Nova Scotia’s wild spaces and species and their conservation, with impressive field identification and habitat classification skills. You are respected in your field and well versed in land conservation and planning. While you’re a born naturalist, you’re also tech-savvy and confident with GIS. You are a personable team-player, but hard-working and self-motivated too. You are curious, passionate, and ambitious, and most of all, truly inspired by the Nature Trust’s land conservation mission.
Conservation Science Leadership
Land Securement, Conservation and Stewardship
Project Management, Technical and Other Support
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Other Preferred Skills and Experience
Please include a current resume and a cover letter clearly articulating your relevant knowledge and experience, and why you are interested in the position. We want to learn about you!
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Recruitment for this position will continue until the role is filled, and we hope that will be as soon as possible. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates. We greatly appreciate your interest in the work of the Nature Trust!
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 23 2023 ID: 69219