Claire M. Hubbard Young Leaders in Conservation Fellowship – The Nature Conservancy

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Contact: Any questions related to this specific position may be directed to chelzer@tnc.org. Applicants should refer to http://prairieecologist.com/hubbard-fellowship/ for more information on the program.

Duties: The Hubbard Fellow participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management at the Platte River Prairies and other Conservancy sites. This may include one or more of the following functions: Invasive species control, including herbicide application, livestock management, prescribed burning, construction, repair, and maintenance of fences and other preserve infrastructure, operates and maintains tools and equipment.

Desired qualifications: BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in biology, natural resources management, environmental studies, or related field, with graduation date of December 2017 or earlier. Knowledge of natural systems. Experience with ecological land management principles. Experience performing physical work. Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Prescribed Fire Crew Member.

Salary/pay:  Annual Salary of $23,660 based on hourly rate of $13.00. All travel required for this position is paid by The Nature Conservancy. Excellent benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance is available, plus housing is provided on a Conservancy Preserve.

Link to more information: See the full description and learn more about the fellowship.

How to apply: Interested candidates should visit www.nature.org/careers/. To apply to position number 45644 submit resume and cover letter as one document. Cover letter should be no more than 800 words, and should express why the applicant is interested in the Fellowship, why they are qualified, and how the Fellowship would help them with their future career. Applicants are also required to provide a letter of recommendation from a college advisor or other person who can comment on their abilities and qualifications. Recommendation letters must be emailed, either by the applicant or the person writing the letter, to mjasnowski@tnc.org prior to the application deadline. When applying for this position, please specify the degree-level that you will possess by December 2017.

Application deadline: September 8, 2017.

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