Conservation Coordinator

Summary
The full time Conservation Coordinator will report to the V.P. of Science and Conservation and will provide coordination of conservation activities, conduct on the ground field activities, assist in procurement of funding through grants, and submit regular reports on the progress of the conservation projects.

Responsibilities

Identifies projects and funding opportunities fitting ABG’s mission and conservation goals and pursues those approved by supervisor.
Fosters sustainable conservation efforts through integrated and collaborated alliances with government agencies and other institutions domestically and internationally.
Sets original project goals and timelines specific to each project.
Organizes calendar and conducts field activities related to conservation projects
Maintains project budget records and ensures compliance with funding source requirements.
Keeps careful field notes and records that meet grant and scientific standards.
Prepares and submits project reports and publications.
Identifies scientific protocols and standards applicable to the work at hand.
Works closely with staff of Science and Conservation Dept. as well as Conservation Horticulture Manager to assure project deliverables are in production.
Presents project results to the public and at professional meetings.
Develops and submits funding proposals including grants
Participates in Garden conservation activities and general Garden activities as needed.
Assisting conservation horticulture as needed.
Assist Georgia’s Interagency Burn Team on prescribed fires (3-5/annually)

Qualifications:
M.S. or B.S. with equivalent experience in Botany, Ecology or related field.
Three – Five years experience in related field.
Prefer significant field experience working with native plant species.
Experience with GPS, ArcGIS
Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Suite and database skills (preferred)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to produce scientific publications and give presentations connecting to peers and public audiences.
Ability to partner effectively with outside organizations and cross-functional teams.
Previous experience in grant-writing is a plus.
Familiar with field identification of native plants to the southeast
Previous experience identifying and writing protocols and procedures for scientific practices.
Experience working with rare and endangered plant species is preferred.
FFT2 (wildland firefighter) or higher credentials preferred
Good MRV (driving record)
Ability to travel for field work

Physical Requirements:
The position requires a significant amount of field work in diverse weather and environmental conditions.
The position requires walking, standing, sitting, climbing, reaching, bending and other physical demands of active field work in sometimes isolated geographic areas.
The position requires independent work, often in remote areas. Excellent field confidence is preferred.

Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this position.

Email Resume to Susan Boulware at sboulware@atlantabg.org