Great River Greening Job Vacancy: Ecologist – Minnesota

Posting Job


July 27, 2016

Expired Job


March 30, 2020



River Greening
is a conservation nonprofit that restores the land,
builds community partnerships, and inspires stewardship. Great River
Greening has grown significantly in its geographic scope in the last few
years, but the staff remains small and works collaboratively as a
friendly and committed team. We maintain a workplace culture that
recognizes the value of work-life balance.

Ecologist/Project Manager joins a team of other ecologists, each of
whom executes and manages individual projects, as well as collaborates
on larger projects and events. Guided by our mission, campaigns, and the
particular interests and goals of the ecologist, projects may include
bank and slope stabilization, natural areas restoration, ecological
inventories, and restoration planning. While many backgrounds are
possible, we would prefer someone who has, in addition to habitat
restoration, experience in working lands practices and/or agricultural
landowners to promote rural land and water conservation practices. As
project manager, the ecologist may execute field supervision, cost
estimates, and specifications. The ecologist will conduct independent
field and site reviews and must have access to a car.

Full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, with
occasional evenings and Saturdays. Salary range is $48,000 – 55,000,
depending upon experience. This position has full benefits, including
medical, retirement, and vacation.


  • Execute site analysis, ecological restoration plans, cost estimates, and implementation plans.
  • Perform Project Management tasks
    including project development, bid development and project management
    with assistance from other staff.
  • Provide guidance to Greening’s field
    crew in the implementation of ecological restoration tasks. Work with
    contractors and partners, where applicable.
  • Provide ecological training and education to volunteers, clients, and partner organizations when necessary.
  • Represent Great River Greening at volunteer events, public meetings, and in interaction with public and private landowners.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.


  • Minimum of Master’s degree in
    conservation biology or related field.  A portfolio of work products
    will be requested for the job interview.
  • 5 years of related field experience
  • Experience in native plant community restoration, best management practices (BMPs), working lands.
  • Experience in supervising crew installation.
  • Strong familiarity with native plant community types of the Upper Midwest and good plant identification skills.
    Working knowledge of ARC Map.
  • Demonstrated experience with project
    management, through to installation, including field supervision and
    developing/tracking budgets.
  • Conscientious, collaborative, reliable.


submissions only. Submit your cover letter addressing each of the
qualifications and resume to Todd Rexine, Director of Operations, Deadline for applications is August 12,
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