Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. While working at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, including at Fallingwater, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.
COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROJECT COORDINATOR
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has a full time vacancy for a Community Forestry Project Coordinator. This position is the lead staff person for coordinating and executing all tree plantings and tree maintenance event planning, including sourcing all materials, recruiting volunteers, and working closely with staff and partners. This position also serves as the main point of contact between the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the TreeVitalize Pittsburgh applicants and community contacts. The position provides GIS expertise to the WPC community forestry team and provides arboriculture expertise for WPC’s community forestry programming. Qualifications include a BS degree in a related field, a high proficiency with GIS software, and an International Society for Aboriculture (ISA) certification for Pennsylvania (this certification may be obtained during the first year of employment). The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in urban environmental work, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work well independently and in teams. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org and list Comm Forestry Project Coordinator in the subject line of the email.
VOLUNTEER SERVICES ASSOCIATE
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has an opening for a Volunteer Services Associate, reporting to the Director of Annual Fund. This new position will work strategically with departmental volunteer coordinators to optimize and standardize volunteer engagement with the Conservancy, and will assist in implementing strategies that lead volunteers to become further invested in WPC.
A minimum of two years’ experience managing volunteers is preferred. Must possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work with all types of people and personalities, in many different circumstances. Must have strong organizational skills, outstanding planning skills, and be a positive and enthusiastic ambassador for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
This is a part-time position (20 hours per week), that provides an excellent hourly wage and a pension contribution after applicable waiting periods. To apply, send resume, cover letter and hourly wage expectations to email@example.com and list Volunteer Services in the subject line of the email. Application deadline is 12/31/16.
WATERSHED CONSERVATION—AMERICORPS SERVICE POSITION
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking one (1) Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps member to serve the Watershed Conservation Program for a total of 900 hours. This position offers a stipend ($6,625) and Education award ($2,887.50). The service member will work under the supervision of assigned Watershed Conservation staff.
Position Duration: January 17, 2017 – August 11, 2017
Location: 1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101, Indiana, PA 15701
Job Description: The service member will assist with implementing a variety of watershed restoration projects and aquatic surveys, in close coordination with Watershed Conservation staff. Duties will include assisting in the areas of:
- Water quality monitoring & assessment
- Watershed restoration
- Volunteer training
- Project implementation
- Biological survey work focusing on macroinvertebrates, various fish species, and hellbender salamanders is possible
- Delivering educational programs to Watershed Conservation Program constituents.
- Riparian Restoration, including the planting of native trees and shrubs
- Extensive over-night travel possible
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree in biology, watershed science, stream ecology, environmental studies or a related field;
- Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision;
- Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel;
- Able to travel to various worksites and willing to work some evenings, weekends, and overnight trips as needed.
- The ability to conduct field research in remote locations is essential for this position.
- Position requires the ability to traverse rugged terrain while carrying at least 50 pounds of sampling gear in a variety of weather conditions, and assist with strenuous physical duties including heavy lifting and using hand/power tools to complete construction activities.
Application process: To apply send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and list AmeriCorps Service Position in the subject line. Application deadline is December 30, 2016.
If you're interested in applying for an internship, please see our Internships page.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.