Bernheim’s Natural Areas Manager will assist with implementation and coordination of land management, research, and outreach on Bernheim’s 16,137 acres of conservation land. The Natural Areas Manager will plan, conduct, and coordinate essential stewardship and monitoring activities, facilitate research projects, recruit and supervise staff, volunteers and interns, and provide communication and outreach in various formats and will be engaged in Bernheim’s events and programs, including periodically planning and presenting public and visitor programs.
Work assignments are mainly outdoors in natural settings in all weather conditions. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work well independently and as part of a team, strong work ethic, and attention to detail are essential. Strong computer skills and GIS experience are required. Experience and knowledge around the geography, flora, fauna, and habitats of Kentucky, particularly those found within Bernheim Forest, are essential for this position.
A Master’s degree in the natural sciences, ecology, forestry, or related disciplines and five years of strong field experience and training in land management practices, conservation and/or restoration techniques is strongly recommended. Bachelor’s degree may suffice if applicant has strong experience in stewardship. Personnel management experience is also preferred.
This is a full time position with benefits. The working hours are generally 7:45 – 4:15 p.m. five days per week. Workdays may include Saturday and/or Sunday and are subject to change in response to the needs of Bernheim.
Bernheim is an equal opportunity employer.