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Manager- Land Stewardship and Infrastructure

Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation

Sinton, Texas

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $47,500 - $60,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024

The Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation is seeking an experienced and driven individual who will be responsible for leading our land management and facilities maintenance operations. The Welder Wildlife Foundation (WWF) is a nonprofit organization providing wildlife conservation research and education in the context of a working 7,800-acre ranch located in San Patricio County, approximately 7 miles from Sinton, Texas.  

The Land Stewardship and Infrastructure Manager will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will lead an operations team that focuses on the maintenance and long-term sustainability of the Foundation’s habitats and infrastructure.  These areas are critical to the success of our conservation research and education programs. This position will oversee operations related to habitat and wildlife management, cattle management, and construction and maintenance projects.  

Qualifications

  • Education- Bachelor’s degree (M.S. desired) in range management, agriculture, natural resource, or applicable field.
  • Experience- Experience managing land resources, cattle operations and/or working in the ranch/refuge environment is desired.
  • Knowledge-
    • Rangeland and grazing management.
    • General ranch or farm operations.
    • Wildlife conservation, education, and environmental stewardship.
  • Skills-
    • Effective leadership and supervision of staff with a variety of learning styles and experience levels.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
    • Machinery Operation- Tractors, backhoes, mowers, etc. a plus.
    • Carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other facilities maintenance knowledge and skills a plus.
  • Abilities-
    • Must multitask and work both independently and cooperatively with others.
    • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people and situations.
    • Must be initiative driven, adaptable, collaborative, and innovative and have a positive and integrity driven attitude.
    • Ability to perform strenuous outdoor tasks related to ranch operations.

Please see https://welderwildlife.org/employment/ for additional information. 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply: Interested and qualified candidates may apply by emailing 1) cover letter with statement of interest addressing specific position qualifications, 2) resume, and 3) provide the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references.  

Please email documents as attachments to: 

Dr. Dale James
djames@welderwildlife.org 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship