Conservation Policy Advocate (posted March 8, 2019)
Seatuck seeks to fill a full-time position on its policy team to advance the Campaign for Long Island Wildlife. The position will focus on the organization’s River Revival Project (restoring riverine habitat and diadromous fish populations across Long Island) and other coastal conservation priorities.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Work with Executive Director to advance priority connectivity and restoration projects identified in Seatuck’s Long Island Diadromous Fish Restoration Strategy
- Support other Campaign for Long Island Wildlife conservation priorities
- Oversee specific projects to restore connectivity and riparian habitat
- Manage annual Long Island Volunteer River Herring Survey
- Coordinate annual river herring and American Eel fish lifts
- Conduct outreach around Long Island to promote riverine and diadromous fish restoration
- Monitor developments related to river herring, American Eels and other relevant species at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
- Engage in regional efforts to minimize offshore bycatch of Long Island’s diadromous fish species
- Represent Seatuck at various meetings, hearings, public events, etc.
- B.S. degree in ecology, environmental policy, or related field; M.S. preferred, but not required
- Minimum 2 years of experience in coastal conservation, coastal ecology, fisheries, environmental policy or related field
- Proven ability as a creative problem solver and positive, resilient advocate
- Knowledge of Long Island or similar riverine and coastal ecology a plus
- Familiarity with riverine connectivity issues and restoration techniques a plus
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including fishermen, landowners, conservation groups, and government officials
- Ability to train and manage volunteers
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including digital and social media
- Public speaking experience
- Photography/videography skills a plus
- GIS experience a plus
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work outdoors in wet and sometimes difficult terrain, including moving equipment and other heavy lifting
Compensation and benefits negotiable depending on experience.
Deadline: April 1, 2019
2019 Summer Internship Program
Seatuck is proud to offer a variety of summer internship opportunities for college students. These internships, which focus on different aspects of the organization’s work (see below), are intended to last for 8 to 12 weeks, with interns working 16 to 40 hours per week. Seatuck interns are tasked with substantive projects within their area of interest, but are also expected to wear multiple hats in contributing to the various work of the organization throughout the summer. All positions are unpaid, with the exception of the Laskowski Fellowship, which includes a small stipend.
- Conservation Policy (2 – 3) – These positions will focus on various conservation policy issues that fall within Seatuck’s Campaign for Long Island Wildlife. Interns will primarily conduct research and draft memos, public comments, letters, etc. Interns will also attend meetings, hearings and other events. Work will be with Seatuck’s policy team, including Enrico Nardone (Executive Director), John Turner (Conservation Policy Advocate) and Maureen Dunn (Water Quality Scientist). Positions are based at the Scully Estate.
- Laskowski Fellowship (South Shore Nature Center / Education) (1) – This position, which is offered in conjunction with the Great South Bay Audubon Society, was established by renown Long Island naturalist, Robert Laskowski (former Conservation Director for GSBAS). The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an educational summer experience at the South Shore Nature Center for a student interested in pursuing a career in conservation. The Laskowski Fellow includes a variety of work, including primary responsibility for the property’s butterfly garden, assisting with care of the facility’s animal collection and exhibits, maintaining trails, and lending a hand with summer camps at the nature center. Work will be overseen by Enrico Nardone (Executive Director) and Peter Walsh (Education Director). Work on the butterfly garden will be overseen by Sue Avery, chair of Seatuck’s Landscape Committee. Position is based at the South Shore Nature Center.
- Development / Marketing (1) – This position will provide assistance with the marketing of Seatuck and our annual events, as well as the overall development program. The work will involve public/corporate outreach, social media, research and general development assistance. It is ideal for students interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit development, fundraising or marketing. Work will be with various Seatuck staff including Lisa Smith (Development Director). Position is based at the Scully Estate.
- Education (1) – This position is ideal for students interested in a career as an educator or naturalist. The education intern will assist Seatuck educators with summer camps, pre-school programs and public nature walks. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in teacher trainings. Work will be with Peter Walsh (Education Director) and Amanda Johnson (Educator / Preschool Manager). Position will move between the Scully Estate and the South Shore Nature Center.
Please indicate your availability (both start/finish and how many hours per week) and the internship in which you are most interested.
Deadline: March 22, 2019