Xerces Society seeks Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist

Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist

      • Location: Preference is to locate this position at a home office in Minnesota or North Dakota. For the right candidate, we may consider additional location options.
      • Start Date: Hiring preference will go to candidates available to start in early to mid-January; some flexibility of start date exists.
    • The Xerces Society manages the largest and most advanced pollinator conservation program in the world and we offer unparalleled career opportunities for participating in some of the most cutting-edge wildlife conservation happening today.

Reporting to the Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director (Eric Lee-Mäder), and in collaboration with private sector partners, the Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist will:

• Coordinate day to day operations of pollinator habitat enhancement and establishment across thousands of acres of farmland in the Upper Midwest, Northern Plains, and Prairie Provinces of Canada

• Develop and consistently improve habitat establishment methodology in pasture and cropland settings

• Provide regular habitat restoration technical support to other farmers, partner organizations, and other Xerces staff

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with farmers including remote technical assistance and encouragement to ensure successful project completion

• Source plant materials for habitat projects in both the U.S. and Canada

• Collaboration with grain processors and conservation agencies including the USDA-NRCS and Canadian Conservation Districts to recruit farmers for pollinator habitat establishment

• Foster excellent relationships with seed industry partners and suppliers

• Support Xerces’ partners with science-based advice and consulting on restoration practice, seed sourcing and other aspects of habitat restoration

More information: Pollinator Specialist Agronomist

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