Anticipated Start Date: July 3, 2017
This position will provide targeted outreach, education and technical assistance to agricultural producers, landowners, volunteers, youth and agency staff with an emphasis on accelerating conservation interest among women. This position will work collaboratively with Federal and State Agencies, NGOs and other local partners to identify and implement outreach opportunities. This position will take leadership role in establishing a network of connected and empowered women landowners and operators through workshops, field tours, and one-on-one assistance. The goal of this position is to increase awareness of conservation principals and adoption of conservation practices across the State. This position will work with Pheasants Forever staff, volunteers and partners to assist with the delivery of education and outreach goals.
• Provide technical assistance and guidance to landowners, operators, government agencies, and other partners.
• Develop programmatic materials such as newsletters, brochures, surveys, presentations, etc.
• Participate and take a leadership role in establishing a network of connected and empowered women landowners and operators.
• Coordinate, promote and deliver workshops, training, and field tours to agricultural producers, landowners, NGOs and governmental agencies focusing on targeted conservation outreach.
• Serve as a liaison between female non-operator landowners and operators as needed.
• Work directly with Pheasants Forever chapters, volunteers and partners to deliver PF’s R3 (Recruit, Retain, Reactivate) events and programs (mentor hunts, shooting sports events, pollinator habitat projects, etc).
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners, operators, volunteers, and partner agencies.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.
• Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of conservation program offerings, including USDA conservation programs, other federal conservation programs (e.g. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program), as well as state programs and Pheasant Forever programs.
• A Bachelor of Science Degree in an applicable field of study (i.e. soil science, natural resources management, wildlife management/ecology, range management, etc.) from an accredited university. Or a degree in Social Sciences with a strong background in natural resource management or agricultural production and strong conservation ethic.
• Computer skills are required and applicant should be familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, including PowerPoint and Publisher.
• Knowledge of targeted outreach methodologies, such as the Women’s Food and Agriculture Network’s (WFAN) Women Caring for the Land (WCL) is a plus.
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience delivering voluntary conservation, outreach or related field is required. • Candidate will be required to obtain hunter’s education certificate.• Valid driver’s license. Use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursed).
Training and Experience Guideline:
Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants with a background in agriculture, hunting and familiarity with the northern Great Plains are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: April 28, 2017
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