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The Dawes Arboretum-Ecosystems Manager-Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:48am

Ecosystems Manager


The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Road
Newark , OH 43056

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Job Description 

Under the direction of the Land Conservation Director, the Ecosystems Manager supports the Land Conservation department in the management and restoration of ecosystems throughout The Arboretum by implementing invasive species control, wildlife population monitoring, nuisance animal management, agricultural practices and trail maintenance.

Duties & Responsibilities 

• Assist the Director of Land Conservation with the planning, management and implementation of habitat enhancement and ecosystem restoration.
• Establish, maintain and monitor habitat improvement projects, wildlife management and agricultural lease arrangements.
• Conduct management practices including equipment operation, trail maintenance, strategic mowing, herbicide application, native plant establishment, prescribed burning and water resource management.
• Communicate project outcomes and connect The Arboretum’s work with the local community through public education programs.
• Aid in the operation of greenhouses and native plant propagation for the purpose of habitat restoration and plant sales.
• Assist with organizing volunteer activities, intern projects and professional trainings.
• Participate in accurate record keeping, project documentation and reporting.

Education and Experience 

• Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• At least two (2) years of demonstrated experience in natural resource management, ecosystem restoration, conservation or related field.
• Obtain and maintain an Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator License.
• Strong communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal).
• Obtain and maintain an Ohio Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operator License.
• Ability to regularly work weekends, occasional holidays and evenings as scheduled.
• Ability to work outdoors throughout the year in all types of weather.

Application Instructions 

If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume no later than Monday, December 2, 2019 to

Full Name 
Shirley Drake