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Seasonal Conservation Steward-Northern New York

 Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

Conservation Stewards assist with hands-on management of The Nature Conservancy’s 148,000-acre portfolio of nature preserves and conservation easements in New York State. Conservation Land Stewards work closely with TNC Stewardship Team members and may assist partner organizations as needed. 

The Nature Conservancy is hiring one temporary Conservation Steward for the following location: Pulaski, NY area. Anticipated start date of May 2, 2023, with an anticipated end date of September 30, 2023.
What We Can Achieve Together:

Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

We’re Looking for You:

Preserve and Conservation Easement Stewardship: Assist Stewardship Team with on-the-ground aspects of nature preserve stewardship, conservation easement stewardship, and facilities management. Tasks include boundary marking and maintenance; trail construction and maintenance; parking lot maintenance; and routine mowing of trails, grounds and wildlife habitats. Conservation Land Stewards will interact with the public, volunteers, adjacent landowners and stakeholders. Tasks may include property monitoring, GIS data collection and conservation easement project documentation assistance.
Conservation Management: Assist Conservation Team with managing and monitoring of conservation targets. Specific management targets depend upon location but may include grassland management, forest management; and invasive species management. Tasks may include scientific field data collection; monitoring of wildlife habitat and/or forest health; and assisting with preparation of reports.
Conservation Land Stewards will spend most of their time working outside in the field. Stewards will be expected to work independently and to drive to field sites that may be several hours away from their base location. Training will be provided for all tasks. Conservation Land Stewards will have ample opportunities to learn new skills and gain experience in the fields of conservation and land management.

What You’ll Bring:

·      High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience             
·      Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).
·      Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR).
·      Valid drivers’ license.
·      Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
·      1 - 2 years’ experience in land management or related field.                    
·      Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.  
·      Ability to obtain driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
·      Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
·      PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including database knowledge or understanding. 
What We Bring:
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!