Term: Full-time, 3-year contract
Salary: $64,135 - $80,145
Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a motivated Private Land Partnership Program Manager to join a team committed to protecting and restoring our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain and to engaging with local communities to help get this important work done.
NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on. NCC has endorsed the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and restoring degraded habitats to healthy ecosystems will directly contribute to the recovery of biodiversity at a time when it’s never been more urgent.
This position will be responsible for program management to engage private landowners and conservation partners in habitat assessment and restoration, with the goal of enhancing community and species targets in NCC Ontario Region’s priority Natural Areas (NAs). As a primary function, this role will be responsible for managing a landscape-scale private land outreach, engagement and stewardship program in the Rice Lake Plains-Lake Iroquois Plain and Eastern Lake Ontario Coast NAs, a collaborative effort that involves working closely with many external partners. The role will strategically and actively engage landowners in priority landscapes to generate property-specific stewardship reports and restoration recommendations and facilitate landowners in implementing such work.
The role will coordinate NGOs, government agencies, Conservation Authorities, landowners and landowner groups, and other interest groups to provide support for private landowners. Efforts will target protection and restoration of tallgrass ecosystems, including control and management Scots pine and other invasive species through planning, removal, monitoring and maintenance, and restoring tallgrass sites that can provide seed sources for ongoing habitat restoration. The position will oversee and coordinate a team of staff in the development of communications plans, planning, scheduling and tracking property visits, development of property plans and stewardship recommendations, and will also work with staff to create and generate metrics to monitor project progress and success. It will also work with local land trusts to provide tools for their direct involvement in the private land outreach efforts. The Program Manager will also oversee the establishment of seed production sites, designed to provide local seed in support of the expanded and expanding restoration efforts being motivated by the Private Land Partnership Program.
Habitat loss and invasive species are the greatest threats to native biodiversity in NCC’s Natural Areas in Southern Ontario. Strategic private landowner engagement is a critical tool and strategy to protect, maintain and restore NA conservation targets in this landscape.
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How to Apply
NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 23, 2022.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 6 2022 ID: 62317