The Long Point Biosphere Region is seeking expressions of interest from candidates for this contract position as we await confirmation of project funding.
The Long Point Biosphere seeks a conservation leader to advance the mission of the organization: we collaborate to enhance ecosystem and community well-being, and unite people with nature. The Biosphere undertakes projects related to its four pillars: Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Communities, Knowledge Sharing, and Climate Action. While most of the Conservation Director’s job will focus on the specific Biodiversity Conservation initiative described below, 20-30% of the job will involve advancing the overall goals of the organization.
Biodiversity Conservation Initiative: OECMs (70-80% of the job)
The Conservation Director will advance the long-term protection of key lands and associated biodiversity in Norfolk County, Ontario. This work will directly contribute to Canada’s commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity to achieve the protection of 17% of the nation’s terrestrial area. Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) will be used to achieve this target.
In collaboration with the LPBR Board of Directors, other contractors and partner organizations, the incumbent will:
- Develop, lead, and execute a 3 to 5-year plan to prioritize and evaluate lands for OECM status
- Lead analyses of biodiversity and related data
- Establish relationships with land owners and partner organizations
- Meet with interested land owners and land managers
- Negotiate appropriate OECMs for target properties
- Facilitate/contribute to Conservation Plans for target properties
- Secure significant additional funding and in-kind support for project objectives
- Co-develop and conduct public communication and outreach on OECMs
- Track work plan and budgets
- Supervise project team members/contractors
- Provide timely and professional reports to the Board, funders, and partners
- Other duties as assigned
Advancing the Overall Goal of the Long Point Biosphere (20-30% of the job)
In collaboration with the LPBR Board of Directors and other contractors, the incumbent will:
- Integrate the OECM work (described above) into other Biosphere initiatives and communications
- Play a leadership role on the Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Action Committees
- Other duties related to leading the operations and goals of the LPBR
Experience, Knowledge and Skills
The Conservation Director will be a conservationist, a fund-raiser, a negotiator, a communicator and a leader:
- Background in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Protected Areas, or related field
- Biodiversity principles, restoration, data, GIS/maps;
- Protected areas, conservation easements and related tools, conservation financing;
- Familiarity with local environment and biodiversity in Norfolk County
- Foundations, fundraising planning and execution, proposal writing
- Analysis, strategy, persuasion, communication, diplomacy and collaboration
- Public and targeted communication campaign planning and execution;
- Social media, presentations, meeting with land owners, facilitation of meetings and other channels
- Strategic thinking, collaboration, creativity, trouble-shooting, delegation
- Ability to enroll others in ideas and plans; Intrinsically-motivated self-starter
- Familiarity with local culture and agriculture community in Norfolk County
Contract duration: full-time for 1-3 years, depending on performance and funding. Start date to be determined pending funding announcement.
Remuneration: commensurate with experience; travel allowance within Norfolk County only.
To apply: please email expression of interest and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 17, 2021.
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