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North-Central MN Forest Restoration Partnership Manager

Lake States
Posted 2 weeks ago

Employer: The Nature Conservancy

Location: remote through January 2021. By spring 2021, expected to be based in Bemidji, MN, Cass Lake, MN, or the surrounding area.

Application deadline: November 30, 2020

Full position description and application instructions (job #49104)

Summary:

The North-Central Minnesota Forest Restoration Partnerships Manager develops, manages and advances forest restoration plans and methods for large-scale geographic areas. Provide technical and facilitative leadership and support to The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota by planning, directing, coordinating, and implementing forest restoration activities across chapter priority landscapes, with emphases on coordination across Tribal, public, and private lands in North Central and Central Minnesota. Address critical threats to natural systems and individual species, foster cross-site learning among an international conservation community, and supply conservation planning teams with site or landscape-level information relevant to planning processes. Develop and implement forest restoration strategies including a full suite of land management treatments including prescribed burning, and employ a full range of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation and restoration priorities. Skilled with partnership facilitation and relationship management, with an emphasis on tribal relationships. Coordinate community support for managing, restoring, and monitoring a growing portfolio of forested TNC and partner-managed restoration/resilience sites across millions of acres of lands.

Duties:

  • Manage multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
  • Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals. These parties include state, federal, county, tribal, and private landowners.
  • Work within/manage a budget to complete projects, negotiate contracts with vendors, assist with budget development, and meet fundraising targets.
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • And more…

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