The Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), a non-profit, non-governmental organization, established in 1987 with the mandate to conserve Saba’s natural and cultural heritage, is currently seeking applicants for the position of:
Terrestrial Park Manager
This field-oriented position is based at the SCF Trail Shop in Windwardside, on the small island of Saba in the Caribbean Netherlands. The responsibilities, qualifications, terms and conditions are outlined as follows:
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Terrestrial Parks Manager, in collaboration with the Senior Trail Manager, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Mount Scenery National Park and the historical trail network, as well as the newly established Botanical Garden in Windwardside. Specifically:
- Oversees and coordinates a team of park rangers, contracted trail cleaners, other assigned workers and volunteers;
- Under supervision of the Managing Director, establishes periodic work programs and is responsible for their implementation;
- Participates in weekly planning meetings and compiles quarterly and annual activity reports;
- Designs, leads and executes small and medium sized projects (e.g. plant nurseries, reforestation);
- Follows strict program- and project budgets;
- Collaborates with relevant partners and agencies (e.g. Tourist Office, Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance)
- Upholds relevant rules and regulations;
- Schedules and coordinates regular guide hikes and publishes monthly trail advisories;
- Assures hiker safety, prepares for- and assists in responding to emergencies, including search & rescue.
- Assists with the design Implements visitor and public information campaigns,
- Assists with updating and distribution of brochures / fliers, posting of public notices et cetera;
- Establishes and maintains trail signage and interpretation panels at key locations;
- Takes responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of assigned facilities, equipment, tools and vehicles;
- Coaches and trains staff in attaining necessary skills for sign, trail / boardwalk construction and maintenance;
- Educates staff and conducts regular scientific monitoring activities of identified key species;
- Supervises, coordinates and assist in relevant scientific research;
- Conducts and assists relevant agencies with the control of invasive species;
- Supports the SCF Education Officer in conducting regular environmental awareness programs or activities throughout the year with local schools, on-board study programs and other volunteers.
- Relevant completed MSc education in nature management and conservation project management or equivalent experience;
- At least 3 years experience in a similar function;
- Experience in managing small teams and projects;
- Experience in scientific monitoring of terrestrial plant and animal species;
- Knowledge in building trails, boardwalks, construction of information signage and interpretive panels;
- Proficient written and oral English language skills, Dutch of advantage;
- Experience in beekeeping, landscaping and garden irrigation systems is a plus.
- Hands-on, science and field oriented personality;
- Has excellent interpersonal relationship skills;
- Is responsible and representative;
- Must be a capable team player;
- Has good written and oral communication skills;
- Has relevant computer skills, including mapping, spatial planning and statistical analysis;
- Displays consistent initiative and creativity;
- Has the ability to work with community groups and a keen interest in environmental conservation.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Working hours weekdays and/or weekends at a mutually agreeable time, except national holidays;
- Institutional support for personal development through training;
- Office space will be provided with all necessary equipment to carry out duties;
- He / She reports to the Managing Director;
- Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
The application letter must be accompanied by the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Certified copies of diplomas or certificates;
- Two recent original letters of reference, one from your most recent place of work.
All applications should be submitted by December 15th, 2021, addressed to:
The Managing Director
Saba Conservation Foundation
P.O. Box 18, The Bottom Saba, Caribbean Netherlands
Email: email@example.com Fax: (599) 416-3435
Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.