New job Manager, Land Protection Measures in Prince Edward Island

Manager, Land Protection Measures

Company : The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Prince Edward Island

Full Description

Location: Flexible in Canada
Position details: Full time, term contract (3 years)
Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Manager, Land Protection Measures to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.
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.
Position Summary*
The Land Protection Measures Lead is a 3 year contract position working with the VP, Conservation Policy and Planning, Director of Strategic Conservation, Chief Conservation Officer and NCC regional staff.
The incumbent will be responsible for identifying, piloting and documenting robust, scalable approaches to the development of Other Effective Area Based Conservation Measures (Conserved Areas) on private lands and on private-held crown tenures.
Working with NCC staff and provincial jurisdictional staff, the incumbent will work to minimize or eliminate barriers to OECM and Privately Protected Area (PPA) recognition.
Specifically, the incumbent will be focusing on forest and grassland OECMs across the country with an initial emphasis in SK, MB, ON and NB and PPAs in key locations.
Position Requirements

  • BSc minimum.
  • At least 5 years working in the field of private land conservation
  • At least 1 year experience with PPA and OECM designations
  • Understanding of provincial protected and conserved area programs
  • Creative thinker
  • Strategic approach to conservation policy work
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including: planning, budgeting and organizational skills;
  • Ability to foster good working relationships with NCC staff at regional and national levels as well as external partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; comfortable communicating with a wide variety of audiences
  • French would be an asset
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the Nature Conservancy of Canada

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 September 15, 2021, 11:59pm EST.
NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

Please note that in-person office attendance, carpooling with co-workers to NCC properties or events, and in-person attendance at any indoor events are currently restricted to staff who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, if you are required to participate in any of these activities as part of your job the expectation is that you must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna vaccine or combination of, and have received the second dose at least two weeks prior to your start date or you have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to your start date.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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