The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager is responsible for working with the Foundation’s staff, federal agencies and other conservation partners to assist in the development and implementation of an outcome-based funding/investment and impact monitoring framework, strategy, and business system for the Foundation’s conservation programs. The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager and other members of this team are expected to be and/or become thought-leaders in their respective fields and position the Foundation as the convener of choice in the conservation community.
The Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager will collaborate with all divisions of the Foundation to foster new combinations of people, processes, methodologies, and ideas that will lead to breakthrough approaches in measuring the effectiveness of the Foundation’s conservation programs by working with partners to create a strong culture of conservation impact monitoring “on the ground.” Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Biodiversity Officer, the Monitoring and Biodiversity Manager will collaborate with other science and program staff to implement a standardized protocol to measure and monitor the impact of our grant programs in order to best deliver measurable outcomes in accordance with the Foundation’s vision and strategic plan.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conceptualization and Prioritization
Assist in the analysis of species and initiative conservation values for use in designing new conservation programs and prioritizing new conservation investments.
Perform spatial analyses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to aid in assessing geographic priorities.
Develop maps for communications and development purposes.
Collaborate with the Science & Evaluation teams to develop the Foundation’s new conservation strategy framework and goals as well as develop and/or align existing biodiversity data and monitoring methodology to ensure that relevant data are compiled for measuring progress on strategy implementation.
Implementation and Monitoring
Engage with Easygrants staff to ensure standard metrics are incorporated into NFWF grant-making systems.
Serve as the first point-of-contact for NFWF staff regarding the process for selecting appropriate metrics in a timely and efficient manner for incorporation into Easygrants.
Refine NFWF’s standardized list of program metrics as needed.
Assist program staff in selecting standard program metrics for use in Easygrants application and reporting and in assessing project and program-scale monitoring needs.
Assist with the development of IT systems for automatically capturing, managing, and reporting project and program-scale data, such as for use in the online scorecard tool.
Provide quality control of scorecards and associated metrics by engaging with appropriate NFWF staff.
Coordinate the production of annual scorecards using the scorecard tool once quality control is assured.
Analysis and Adaptation
Organize spatial data in NFWF systems for ease of sharing and collaborating.
Ensure that grantee submission of spatial data is complete and coherent.
Assist with analyses of quantitative and qualitative data from past grant-making and/or spatial data using GIS, prepare descriptive reports, and help incorporate findings into future organizational and program improvements.
Capturing and Sharing Learning
In collaboration with the Communications Department, assist with the dissemination of results and lessons learned from NFWF through the NFWF website and publications, as appropriate.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS)
Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience, Masters degree a plus. Previous experience with monitoring, GIS analysis & cartography, and database design is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in conservation science.
Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS, database development and management.
Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Strong speaking and writing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at HR6@nfwf.org.
Equal Opportunity Statement - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. The Foundation complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.
Disclaimer - The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.