Are you passionate about protecting natural areas around the state? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills and creativity to make a change in the world? We are looking for a dynamic and versatile professional to join our team and lead science-based projects that make a difference. The California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) is a conservation leader, supporting the state's land management community in protecting our lands and waters from invasive plants for over 25 years. More information at www.cal-ipc.org.
Salary: $55,000-$70,000 FTE, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Sec. 125 Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) retirement account with employer match
Type: Full-time, Exempt, At-will
Education: Degree in ecology, botany, wildlife biology, natural resource management, or other conservation-related field (advanced degree preferred)
Experience: 2+ years in land management or related field
Location: Berkeley, CA
Reports to: Executive Director
Travel: Occasional travel required
Hours: 40-hour work week, with occasional weekend work
As Science Program Manager you will team with our Conservation Program Manager in implementing a range of projects that strengthen invasive plant management in California. These projects take a variety of forms: coordinating regional partners for on-the-ground weed control work, writing technical manuals, assessing impacts of invasive plants, designing online decision-support tools, and more. The Science Program Manager also oversees two of Cal-IPC's core functions: conducting assessments to determine which plants are considered invasive in California and organizing the program for our annual conference where land managers and researchers network and update each other on new findings from the field. You will serve as our go-to source on matters of botany (with extensive back-up from our membership) and you will supply tools and information to the land management community.
The Science Program Manager performs the following duties:
Along with direct project management and administration, this work may include the following types of activities:
Knowledge of California flora and invasive plant management is a primary qualification for this position. You should have a degree in ecology, botany, wildlife biology, natural resource management, or related field, with an advanced degree preferred. Experience managing projects is critical, with experience working in the nonprofit sector—including grant writing— being especially useful. The following are meaningful skills for this position:
Submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled.
Cal-IPC is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace environment.