This position will coordinate efforts to conserve Nebraska's heritage of grassland resources from woody invasions, one of the greatest threats to the profitability, productivity, and diversity of ecosystems across the state. Despite decades of investments and long-term funding from Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska's conservation investments are underperforming and losing ground to woody invasion. This position will uniquely complement a suite of existing activities and programs, while working closely with the private sector, to maximize their return on investments and to emphasize long-term intergenerational sustainability. This position will serve as a statewide coordinator that builds a new vision for the future of grassland conservation in Nebraska and one that is shared by multiple private and public partners.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/noticenondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, biological sciences, or a related field plus two years of project management experience. Knowledge of rangeland science and applications of spatial data in management and grassland conservation. Experience must demonstrate excellent computer skills to include word processing and presentation software. Ability to use software (e.g. R, Arc GIS) to develop scientific products and customize spatial maps. Ability to use computer software to prepare and edit presentations, video scripts, displays, and other written materials. Ability to use digital camera to capture content photos for use in learning modules, presentations, and publications. Experience must demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills. Ability to lead large stakeholder networks, communicate regularly and in a timely manner with partner organizations, and organize large amounts of information.
Master’s degree in environmental sciences or biological sciences. Knowledge of woody encroachment in rangelands and large-scale strategies for improving management performance, with experience applying vulnerability frameworks for conservation planning. Demonstrated ability to interpret complex spatial data and distill this information into a manner (both orally and in writing) to make research accessible for non-scientific specialists. Prior evidence of leading large, external teams of partners and stakeholders.
Posted Salary: $42,000/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 71298
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