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Seasonal Cities Resilience Assistant

  • ... Chester, New Jersey, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 28 per hour
  • Posted on: Mar 07, 2024       Expires on: Apr 21, 2024

Seasonal Cities Resilience Assistant   

JOB TITLE:

Seasonal Cities Resilience Assistant

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Chester New Jersey United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

OFFICE LOCATION


Chester, New Jersey, USA

Morris County

NJ201

WHO WE ARE


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends.
As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the worlds toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive.
Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures.
From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC.
Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNCs primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued.
We know well only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work.
Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings.
Please apply wed love to hear from you.
To quote a popular saying at TNC, youll join for the mission, and youll stay for the people.

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The New Jersey Chapter of the Nature Conservancy (TNC) is hiring a Seasonal Cities Resilience Assistant to work with our Cities program to advance the implementation of nature-based solutions in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey with a focus on climate resilience.
The Cities Resilience Assistant will play a significant role in building and establishing TNCs leadership in the field of climate adaptation in the urban environment, ensuring that the organizations work on adaptation is equitable, inclusive, and advancing biodiversity goals and climate justice.
They will also use environmental quality data, data analyses and GIS mapping to inform the implementation of nature-based solutions, including tree plantings, stormwater management, and more.


WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our worlds toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together.
Were looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver.
Come join TNC and apply today!
The Cities Resilience Assistant will support TNC New Jerseys climate adaptation initiatives as follows:
  • Assist with the creation of a research-based toolbox of nature-based solutions (NBS) the Cities program can utilize in urban communities to support project development that reduces flooding and CSO events and improves urban water quality.
  • Use public maps and datasets to pinpoint urban flooding in Newark and Paterson.
    Work with community organizations to gather qualitative data on riverine flooding, sewer overflow, erosion, resource access, and community challenges.
    Compile findings into a report outlining steps to address these issues.
  • Collect and use quantitative and qualitative spatial data to assess existing conditions, support policy change, and visualize areas of opportunity around urban heat, air quality, tree canopy, and other related issues that impact Newark and Paterson
  • Apply data analysis skills to support marketing and communications around key environmental issues and their impacts on the communities we serve.
  • Work together with members of the New Jersey Cities team to develop and maintain strong relationships with community-based organizations in Newark and Paterson.
  • Create, maintain, and manage a comprehensive database of community partners.
    This database will serve as a vital resource for our organization, facilitating effective communication, collaboration, and relationship management with key stakeholders.
  • Support implementation of community-driven environmental initiatives in Newark and Paterson by assisting TNC colleagues and community partners with tree plantings, conducting community outreach, attending events, and other similar duties, as assigned.
  • Dedicate approximately 10% of their time to developing content for our communications team to tell the story of TNCs work in Cities.

The successful applicant will communicate and work regularly with their supervisor, Cities program staff, and partner organizations to to implement the Cities work plan and assist with other projects, as needed.
You may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

One position is available: 4/15/24 1/15/25 (9 months, start date is flexible).

This position is paid for 35 hours of work per week at $28 per hour.
Must have reliable transportation to/from Newark and Paterson, New Jersey.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING


  • Associates degree in natural resources, sustainability, environmental studies, urban studies, geography, human ecology or equivalent combination of education and 6 months experience.
  • Experience conducting spatial analysis; proficiency with ArcGIS Pro.
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.
    e.
    , community-based organizations, residents, government officials, and internal scientists.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.
  • Reliable organization and time management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge and/or coursework in ecology, biology, or related natural sciences.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in urban conservation, climate adaptation and mitigation, green infrastructure, and related areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn on the job.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in.
Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world.
Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits.
Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.
org/careers.

Were proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNCs Auto Safety Program.

Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered \"high risk drivers.
\" To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.
nature.
org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.


Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 54848, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.
nature.
org/.
Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.
org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture.
Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.
S.
Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.
org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNCs value proposition to our employees.
TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where were registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer.
This may mean were unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions.
However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 07, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

28 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710203920-b18db641f1659c77bf0a97be3fd84cf2

LOCATION:

New Jersey United States

CITY:

Chester

Job Origin:

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Full job description

OFFICE LOCATION


Chester, New Jersey, USA

Morris County

NJ201

WHO WE ARE


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the worlds toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNCs primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know well only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply wed love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, youll join for the mission, and youll stay for the people.

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The New Jersey Chapter of the Nature Conservancy (TNC) is hiring a Seasonal Cities Resilience Assistant to work with our Cities program to advance the implementation of nature-based solutions in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey with a focus on climate resilience. The Cities Resilience Assistant will play a significant role in building and establishing TNCs leadership in the field of climate adaptation in the urban environment, ensuring that the organizations work on adaptation is equitable, inclusive, and advancing biodiversity goals and climate justice. They will also use environmental quality data, data analyses and GIS mapping to inform the implementation of nature-based solutions, including tree plantings, stormwater management, and more.


WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our worlds toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. Were looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!
The Cities Resilience Assistant will support TNC New Jerseys climate adaptation initiatives as follows:
  • Assist with the creation of a research-based toolbox of nature-based solutions (NBS) the Cities program can utilize in urban communities to support project development that reduces flooding and CSO events and improves urban water quality.
  • Use public maps and datasets to pinpoint urban flooding in Newark and Paterson. Work with community organizations to gather qualitative data on riverine flooding, sewer overflow, erosion, resource access, and community challenges. Compile findings into a report outlining steps to address these issues.
  • Collect and use quantitative and qualitative spatial data to assess existing conditions, support policy change, and visualize areas of opportunity around urban heat, air quality, tree canopy, and other related issues that impact Newark and Paterson
  • Apply data analysis skills to support marketing and communications around key environmental issues and their impacts on the communities we serve.
  • Work together with members of the New Jersey Cities team to develop and maintain strong relationships with community-based organizations in Newark and Paterson.
  • Create, maintain, and manage a comprehensive database of community partners. This database will serve as a vital resource for our organization, facilitating effective communication, collaboration, and relationship management with key stakeholders.
  • Support implementation of community-driven environmental initiatives in Newark and Paterson by assisting TNC colleagues and community partners with tree plantings, conducting community outreach, attending events, and other similar duties, as assigned.
  • Dedicate approximately 10% of their time to developing content for our communications team to tell the story of TNCs work in Cities.

The successful applicant will communicate and work regularly with their supervisor, Cities program staff, and partner organizations to to implement the Cities work plan and assist with other projects, as needed. You may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

One position is available: 4/15/24 1/15/25 (9 months, start date is flexible).

This position is paid for 35 hours of work per week at $28 per hour. Must have reliable transportation to/from Newark and Paterson, New Jersey.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING


  • Associates degree in natural resources, sustainability, environmental studies, urban studies, geography, human ecology or equivalent combination of education and 6 months experience.
  • Experience conducting spatial analysis; proficiency with ArcGIS Pro.
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., community-based organizations, residents, government officials, and internal scientists.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.
  • Reliable organization and time management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge and/or coursework in ecology, biology, or related natural sciences.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in urban conservation, climate adaptation and mitigation, green infrastructure, and related areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn on the job.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

Were proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNCs Auto Safety Program.

Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered \"high risk drivers.\" To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 54848, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNCs value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where were registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean were unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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