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Ecosystem Services Technician

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 24/07/2015
Company Name Ducks Unlimited
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs in the USA with....Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Great Plains Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking a motivated individual to help forward our ecosystem service market programs in water, carbon, and mitigation. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability programs abound as corporations strive to meet regulatory obligations, balance social license to operate, or meet growing shareholder demands for environmental consciousness. However, corporate sustainability investments are sweeping while individual corporations focus narrowly on specific projects or programs. As a member of the DU team, you will review various corporate social responsibility plans and navigate corporate environmental disclosure forms and reports to weave a comprehensive summary of highly viable corporate partners interested in investing DU’s ecosystem service market programs. Additionally, the qualified applicant will perform regular internet searches to identify properties for sale within specific counties of our seven states region that meet our criteria for purchase for ecosystem services.

What you will learn:

• To identify information from corporate disclosure forms and reports that reveal corporate need and desire to invest in ecosystem services
• Understand foundations of CSR plans and distinguish investment opportunities
• How to deliver value to clients through innovative on-the-ground ecosystem service projects through wetlands and grasslands
• Develop compelling marketing content and influential communication styles
• Identify environmental characteristics of highly valued properties

What we require:

• Background in ecosystem science and sustainability
• Familiarity with corporate social responsibility programs
• Strong communication skills
• Proficient in literature review
• Creative problem solver
• Organized with an ability to be self-initiating
• Interest in the issues and generally socially conscious
• Interest in nonprofit management and environmental conservation
• Attendance at a reputable college for a least a year with preference given to Baccalaureate or advanced degrees in ecosystem science and sustainability, environmental science, ecosystem service

Location, Hours, Salary: The position will be located in DU’s Fort Collins office unless an appropriate applicant can work remotely. We expect this position will be approximately 20 hours per week for 8 weeks. Salary will be $15/hour.

How to Apply: Complete the online application at www.ducks.org/jobs and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, contact Candace Miller at 701.355.3511 or cmiller@ducks.org.   Deadline: Applications will be accepted through July 24, 2015.

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