Careers at Pollinator Partnership

Work you can believe in.

Pollinator Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. Pollinator Partnership offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Managing Director

Pollinator Partnership

Full Time

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024

Location: Candidates located in the United States are preferred; however, candidates located throughout North America will be considered. This will most likely be a remote position and an office will not be provided. If the candidate is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, an in-person office could be negotiated.

Pollinator Partnership (P2) is looking for an experienced and passionate professional who possesses the skills to support the organization and its executive leadership through program management, staff supervision, development and communications, and administration. This candidate should be a team-oriented professional, have a strong work ethic, and be committed to the mission and values of P2. The successful candidate should be interested in nonprofit management and environmental conservation.

About Pollinator Partnership

Pollinator Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. As the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the preservation of the birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, and bats, P2 plays a key role in preserving terrestrial ecosystems, promoting agricultural productivity, and enhancing local communities through pollinator-centered work. P2 has been actively supporting the conservation and protection of pollinators throughout North America since 1996. Pollinator Partnership Canada (P2C), established in 2013, is P2’s sister organization, and the two groups work seamlessly together across borders. A multifaceted approach using science; habitat preservation and creation; policy outreach; and public education has helped P2 achieve our goals in pollinator conservation. For more information, visit pollinator.org.

Principal Responsibilities:
The Managing Director will report to the Associate Director and is responsible for the following duties and others as assigned:

Program Management

  • Effectively articulate and implement P2’s conservation goals and strategic plan, working closely with staff to align programs with strategic priorities.
  • Oversee programs, ensuring that all activities are consistent with P2’s mission, appropriate goals and objectives are established for all programs, and expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Supervise program leads and provide feedback, input, and support on a regular basis to ensure staff have the tools they need to achieve program goals.
  • Assist with budgeting, metrics, and reporting for grant funded programs.
  • Provide direction to supervisors on maintaining accurate records and timelines of all projects, grants, and contracts

Development and Communications

  • Represent and promote P2 externally to funders, partners, and the public.
  • Support the organization’s development plan by assisting with identifying funding opportunities and writing proposals.
  • Be present and provide high level input for initial conversations with new partners and funders.
  • Promote consulting services to clients, initiating and facilitating presentations as needed.

Administration

  • Support a healthy work culture by regularly engaging with employees directly and maintaining protocols for annual performance and compensation reviews.
  • Ensure all staff have the Human Resource and IT support they need to efficiently fulfill their role in the organization.
  • Assist with finance management as it relates to program budgets.

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience in a relevant leadership role at conservation nonprofit
  • Advanced degree in a relevant conservation field (e.g. Conservation Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Management)
  • Demonstrated success in effectively leading programs and supervising staff
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to attract funders and partners
  • A strong reputation and network among conservation organizations and leaders in the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sectors
  • Experience with proof reading and editing written materials
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Initiative, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally
  • Commitment to and passion for P2’s mission, vision, and values

Compensation: $75,000 - $85,000 USD. Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications. Medical and retirement benefits will be provided. Flexible work environment.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references through this link by Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Agriculture and Outreach State Coordinator

Project Wingspan: Agricultural Training and Support

Part-time, 2 positions available

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024

Anticipated Start Date: May 1, 2024 (subject to change)

Location: Flexible/remote within Illinois or Ohio

Pollinator Partnership (P2) is looking for two experienced and passionate professionals who possess the skills to lead and advance sustainable agriculture and pollinator habitat management in Illinois and Ohio. One State Coordinator will be hired for each target state. These individuals will work together to host Pollinator Stewardship Certification workshops and provide onsite technical habitat assistance to agricultural landowners throughout the target area. This position will collaborate with NRCS staff and their partners, as needed, to provide outreach, education, and technical assistance to a diversity of private landowners and partner organizations to accelerate adoption of pollinator and other wildlife conservation practices in agricultural settings. Candidates should be detailed and team-oriented professionals, have a strong work ethic, and be committed to the mission and values of P2.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

This position is primarily office-based and requires computer and internet access. The State Coordinator is responsible for the following duties and others as assigned:

  • Develop P2’s relationships and foster new partnerships with agricultural contacts, including farmers, community leaders, conservation professionals, extension staff, and others.
  • Provide project specific technical support on pollinator and beneficial insect conservation techniques to farming, agricultural, and community organizations.
  • Coordinate and conduct in-person and virtual Pollinator Stewardship Certification (PSC) workshops and peer-to-peer support networks.
  • Provide onsite habitat technical assistance for conservation practice implementation in agriculture (pollinator habitat focus) to individuals who participate in the PSC workshops.
  • Gain familiarity and expertise with Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio specific NRCS programs and staff points of contact.
  • Accelerate conservation program enrollment by working with NRCS, P2 contacts, and other partners.
  • Coordinate and routinely communicate with P2 colleagues and program partners regarding project activities and status updates.

Personal and Professional Qualifications

The State Coordinator should possess the following required qualifications:

  • Ability to build trust and communicate clearly and effectively with farmers, landowners, and partners in a respectful, equitable, and inclusive fashion.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele. Must be a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the ecology of bees, butterflies, other pollinators, and natural enemies of crop pests.
  • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, grassland, wetland, and early succession habitat management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans.
  • Plant identification skills, with specific familiarity with forbs, shrubs, and trees most beneficial to pollinators.
  • Knowledge of conservation and wildlife habitat programs provided by federal, state, & local entities. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.
  • Understanding of regional farming systems and crops, including pesticides and pesticide use, and experience with common agricultural practices of the Midwest.
  • Knowledge of IPM practices, Conservation Biological Control, and other strategies for reducing negative impacts of pest management on pollinators and other beneficial insects.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by historically underserved Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, and other communities of color or underserved groups.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail, with demonstrated ability to manage demanding workloads.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop and give engaging presentations to audiences of thirty or more adults.
  • Comfortable working outside, willing and able to work across various habitat settings.
  • Ability to travel throughout home region (with occasional travel to other parts of the state) to conduct site visits and workshops.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive, etc.).
  • Valid driver’s license required; use of personal vehicle required with a mileage reimbursement provided.
  • As a remote employee, individuals will need computer access and a workspace.

Qualifications Preferred

  • A combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field with a minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Experience delivering technical training and/or guidance regarding habitat enhancement, agriculture management, pollinator biology, or other topics related to this position.
  • Must enjoy working with private landowners and producers to achieve their conservation objectives.

Schedule and Compensation: This is a part-time hourly position at 1,040/year, approximately 20 hours/week with some scheduling flexibility. Beginning salary range $20-$23/hour, commensurate with experience. Travel, lodging, mileage, and per diem expenses will be reimbursed, though must be pre-approved by project manager and are not to exceed a specific amount. This position does not include benefits.

Duration: This position is under a two-year grant funded program running from May 2024 until April 2026, and may be extended depending on availability of funds.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should combine their cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references into one PDF using the following naming convention “Last Name_PW ATS State Coordinator_State Abbreviation” and apply by filling out the form at the link here: https://form.jotform.com/polli...

Terms: Pollinator Partnership is an at-will employer. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. In compliance with federal law, all

persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Indiana State Coordinator

Approximately 85% FTE

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024

Anticipated Start Date: May 1, 2024 (subject to change)

Location: Flexible/remote within Indiana. Preferably in or near an urban center.

Pollinator Partnership (P2) seeks to hire a motivated and detail-oriented individual in Indiana to serve as State Coordinator to accomplish native, ecotypic seed collection and volunteer programming, as well as provide technical assistance to urban and agricultural communities. The State Coordinator will provide programmatic support for three of P2’s Project Wingspan (PW) programs: PW Indiana & Illinois and PW Community Connections, collaborative pollinator habitat initiatives with numerous partners across a multi-state region; and PW Agricultural Training and Support, a Pollinator Steward Certification program accelerating adoption of pollinator and other wildlife conservation practices in agricultural settings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

This position is primarily office-based and requires computer and internet access. The State Coordinator is responsible for the following duties, and others as assigned.

Project Wingspan: Indiana and Illinois, Project Wingspan: Community Connections (35% FTE)

  • Collaborate with partners and to develop and manage a seed collection network in their state
  • Promote seed collection training and volunteer opportunities
  • Identify, assemble, and track seed collection teams
  • Manage database of pollinator habitat sites developed through previous PW programs
  • Assist project lead in planning and carrying out at least four live virtual training events
  • Assist volunteer team leads to identify seed collection sites and obtain permits or permissions for collection events
  • Provide technical support through in-person habitat consultations with landowners
  • Communicate with team lead on all matters related to seed collection (events, shipments, etc.)
  • Assist with distribution of plant materials within their state
  • Assist project lead in tracking pollinator habitat resources across the project state
  • Manage time efficiently and work independently
  • Organize and manage travel within a set budget
  • Attend monthly project planning and check-in calls
  • Collaborate with other P2 program staff
  • Leverage P2-NRCS partnership to promote similar efforts among networks

Project Wingspan: Agricultural Training and Support (50% FTE)

  • Develop P2’s relationships and foster new partnerships with agricultural contacts, including farmers, community leaders, conservation professionals, extension staff, and others.
  • Provide project specific technical support on pollinator and beneficial insect conservation techniques to farming, agricultural, and community organizations.
  • Coordinate and conduct in-person and virtual Pollinator Stewardship Certification (PSC) workshops and peer-to-peer support networks.
  • Provide onsite habitat technical assistance for conservation practice implementation in agriculture (pollinator habitat focus) to individuals who participate in the PSC workshops.
  • Gain familiarity and expertise with Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio specific NRCS programs and staff points of contact.
  • Accelerate conservation program enrollment by working with NRCS, P2 contacts, and other partners.
  • Coordinate and routinely communicate with P2 colleagues and program partners regarding project activities and status updates.

Personal and Professional Qualifications

The State Coordinator should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Ability to build trust and communicate clearly and effectively with farmers, landowners, and partners in a respectful, equitable, and inclusive fashion.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele. Must be a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to communicate directly with volunteers and landowners
  • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, grassland, wetland, and early succession habitat management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans.
  • Knowledge of conservation and wildlife habitat programs provided by federal, state, & local entities. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.
  • Understanding of regional farming systems and crops, including pesticides and pesticide use, and experience with common agricultural practices of the Midwest.
  • Knowledge of IPM practices, Conservation Biological Control, and other strategies for reducing negative impacts of pest management on pollinators and other beneficial insects.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail, with demonstrated ability to manage demanding workloads.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop and give engaging presentations to audiences of thirty or more adults.
  • Should be comfortable working outside, willing and able to work across various habitat settings
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and/or other computer-based programs
  • Ability to travel throughout home region (with occasional travel to other parts of the state) to conduct site visits and workshops. On a rare occasion, multi-day travel may be required
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • As a remote employee, individuals will need computer access and a work-space

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • A combination of training and/or experience that will enable the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Degree in natural resource management, biology, botany, ecology or related field
  • Experience with volunteer or community engagement in an urban context
  • Experience in conservation partnerships, pollinator habitat restoration, volunteer management, and technical training highly preferred
  • Experience and knowledge regarding seed collection for a variety of native plant species
  • Experience delivering technical training and/or guidance regarding habitat enhancement, agriculture management, pollinator biology, or other topics related to this position.

Schedule and Compensation: This position is part-time hourly at approximately 0.85 FTE, with an average commitment of 34 hours per week. Work schedule is flexible. Beginning salary range $20-23/hour, commensurate with experience. Travel, lodging, and mileage will be reimbursed though are not to exceed a specific amount. This position includes a generous benefits package: twelve paid holidays, paid time off, paid health,vision,life, and dental insurance, option to participate in a retirement program, and a flexible work environment.

Duration: This position is under multiple two-year grant funded programs running from February 2024 until April 2026, and may be extended depending on availability of funds.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should combine their cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references into one PDF using the following naming convention “Last Name_PW State Coordinator_IN” and apply by filling out the form at the link here: https://form.jotform.com/polli...

Terms: Pollinator Partnership is an at-will employer. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.