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Conservation Educator

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is hiring a Conservation Educator.

CWC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of watersheds across the Chautauqua region – including waterways, wetlands, farmland, open space, fish and wildlife habitat, and scenic or recreational areas – by encouraging responsible land stewardship, acquiring property or development rights and assisting government agencies, individuals, and private groups with their own land protection efforts.

1. Title:
Conservation Educator

2. Duties:
The Conservation Educator will educate and engage landowners, community groups, businesses and government agencies to implement actions to enhance lakeshore and watershed properties for water quality protection and habitat enhancement. He or she will be responsible for promoting watershed stewardship landscaping techniques and installation of green infrastructure through personal contacts, presentations and print and social media. Other tasks may be undertaken as directed by the executive director.

3. Minimum Qualifications:
• Degree in environmental/science education, communications, public relations, landscape design, horticulture, biology, forestry, environmental science, soil and water conservation or similar discipline
• Knowledge of watershed science and ecology
• Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to carry presentation/field equipment
• Excellent written, oral and electronic media communications skills
• A strong conservation ethic

4. Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in teaching, public presentation, conservation/horticultural technical assistance and/or project management

5. Additional Information:
• This full-time, grant-funded position is to be located in the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy office in Jamestown, NY.
• Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Salary range: $33,280-$37,440 plus benefits following a three-month probationary period. Benefits flexible toward Simplified Employee Plan or other.

6. Application Submission:
To apply, email a letter of interest and resume by June 21st to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug and Smoke-Free Workplace.

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
413 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701