The SLA's headquarters is located directly on Squam Lake's Piper Cove, which makes for nice workday breaks to watch eagles fishing, stroll along the shoreline, or pick blueberries. The SLA's staff is a close-knit 9-person team that enjoys both working and having fun together. The SLA also hosts a group of emerging conservation professionals through the Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program. When the staff is asked their favorite thing about working at the SLA the answers are overwhelmingly working with the creative and enthusiastic LRCC members and the support they receive from their fellow staff members. Full-time staff members also receive generous health, dental, retirement and paid time off benefits.
The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) (www.squamlakes.org) seeks a Director of Conservation for full-time, benefited employment. The Director of Conservation (DOC) is responsible for maintaining the Squam Lakes Association’s robust conservation efforts in the Squam Lakes Watershed. The DOC will work with the Executive Director to implement the comprehensive watershed plan launched in 2020 and supervise conservation program-specific efforts of the SLA Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC). The Director of Conservation accomplishes these conservation initiatives in collaboration with SLA staff, Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members, community volunteers, partner organizations, and contractors to fulfill the SLA’s conservation mission to conserve the Squam Lakes and watershed. The DOC is directly supervised by the Executive Director.
The primary responsibility of the Director of Conservation is the implementation of the Squam Lakes Watershed Plan. Many of the responsibilities listed below are related to the implementation of the Watershed Plan.
Applications should include a letter of interest, a complete resume, two writing samples (preferably one of the two should be geared towards communicating science to non-scientists), and contact information for three references who can speak to your professional skills. Please send your application information in the form of a PDF to the attention of EB James by emailing [email protected] with “Director of Conservation” as the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position is open until filled.
The SLA is an equal opportunity employer. The SLA will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: sex, race, color, religion, national heritage, physical or mental handicaps, or sexual preferences.
|Salary Range||$ 40,000-50,000|
|Life & long/short term disability insurance||Comprehensive|
|Paid Time Off||27 days, in addition to holidays|
|Paid Holidays||8 holidays, plus generous time off around winter holidays|
The Ideal Candidate:
Has a passion for conservation and the outdoors, and the drive and organization to ensure the continued success and growth of the SLA’s conservation programs and the implementation of the watershed plan. They must be a collaborative, creative thinker with excellent communication skills and with the enthusiasm and energy to deliver the highest level of environmental protection to the Squam watershed. They must be able to manage multiple simultaneously occurring projects and be able to work with a broad range of contractors, stakeholders, and staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must Possess or be Committed to Learning:
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