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TCA CAREERS IN CONSERVATION

WHO WE ARE

For over 50 years Texas Conservation Alliance (TCA) has advocated for wildlife and their habitats. TCA educates Texans and builds alliances to enhance and sustain wildlife habitat and to protect our land, air, and water for future generations. TCA has built public support to establish numerous wildlife refuges, state and federal parks, wilderness areas, and other wildlife areas, resulting in more than 250,000 Texas acres protected. TCA has recruited thousands of Texans to active conservation and advocacy through grassroots coalitions and community-driven, hands-on, habitat restoration programs that welcome all communities into conservation and promote stewardship for Texas’ wildlife and wild places.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Position: Community Conservation Coordinator (contract position)

Organization: Texas Conservation Alliance, state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation

Location: Lufkin, TX

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Community Conservation Coordinator is a part-time, contract position reporting to the TCA Executive Director. We anticipate about 26 hours/week on average, transitioning to fulltime as secured funding allows. In close collaboration with community partners, this position designs and delivers community conservation initiatives in the Lufkin region including creek and river cleanups, reforestation/tree planting, Lights Out for Wildlife campaigns to protect migratory birds, and other forms of wildlife habitat restoration. The position schedules, markets, organizes, executes, and documents hands-on conservation opportunities for Lufkin area communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promotes community engagement in wildlife conservation in Deep East Texas, particularly Angelina County and Lufkin through events, presentations, and social media

  • Designs and delivers community conservation events including creek and river cleanups,

  • reforestation/tree planting, prairie restoration events, and more

  • Coordinates all aspects of volunteer events including marketing, logistics, communication, and documentation

  • Writes and distributes electronic reports summarizing event highlights to keep internal and external audiences informed of TCA’s accomplishments

  • Builds partnerships with other organizations to deliver collaborative conservation initiatives

  • Keeps current with trends and best practices in wildlife conservation and community engagement

  • Works proactively to engage diverse audiences and expand conservation accessibility and inclusion

  • Seeks solutions and problem-solves with colleagues and community partners

  • Facilitates experiential learning experiences such as guided hikes, nature workshops, and river floats

  • Recruits and manages TCA conservation interns

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working within the field of wildlife conservation, community outreach, volunteer management, public engagement, public administration, or outdoor education

  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with volunteers and community groups

  • Demonstrated success planning and coordinating events

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to write clear and precise email

  • communications and reports

  • Experience with informal and formal presentations

  • Demonstrated commitment to conservation

TO APPLY

​Please email a cover letter stating your interest and a resume (we require both) to michael@tcatexas.org

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