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Job Ref:  45207
Employer:  Nature Conservancy.
State/Province:  Colorado
Environmental Categories:  Conservation
Industries:  Personal and Household Services
Job Description:  WORK WITH US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Stewardship Coordinator performs and participates in preserve and easement stewardship including, but not limited to, ecological monitoring, conservation easement monitoring, facilities maintenance, and outreach. A primary function will be to supervise a group of seasonal staff to conduct stewardship activities. The position will be based in Boulder, CO with significant travel (2-5 days per week) to properties located across eastern Colorado and possibly other parts of the state. The term of the position is expected to be May 22, 2017 to October 20, 2017.


The Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for conducting monitoring on preserves and conservation easements for biodiversity health and legal compliance. Work will include collecting various types of data in the field, including using GPS and GIS software, assembling and analyzing data, and producing maps and reports. The Stewardship Coordinator will supervise and coordinate a group of four seasonal staff to conduct stewardship activities. The Stewardship Coordinator will ensure collection of accurate monitoring and research data, implementation of property management plans, and completion of other activities aimed to build program and community support. This position will assist with maintaining preserve infrastructure, tools, and equipment, including vehicles.


  • Supervise seasonal staff with responsibility for training, providing direction, setting priorities, and conflict resolution.
  • Implements ecological monitoring and oversees seasonal staff in collecting ecological monitoring data in the field.
  • Lead or monitor work groups consisting of seasonal staff, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area.
  • Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, and negotiating and contracting with vendors.
  • Networks with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, and the general public to generate support for the Conservancy and accomplish conservation and stewardship goals.
  • Coordinate with Conservation, Science and Outreach staff to ensure consistent stewardship of preserves and easements.
  • Works under minimal and distant supervision; must make independent decisions based on experience and judgments.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Travel within Colorado; some evening and weekend hours.


  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with natural systems.
  • Experience in ecological land management principles.
  • Experience operating and/or repairing various types of equipment and machinery.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • 1 - 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, natural resource preservation, and ecological monitoring.
  • Experience supervising and training volunteers and/or seasonal staff.
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects, setting realistic deadlines and completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
  • Ability to drive 4-wheel drive vehicles or pickup trucks on two track and rough roads in remote locations.
  • Experience collecting data in the field, including using GPS and GIS, analyzing data, and producing reports.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Office Suite software and Web browsers.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Models and supports a culture of strong teamwork, communication, collaboration and accountability.


  • Housing is only provided during work-related travel. Housing in Boulder is not provided.
  • A vehicle will be provided for all work-related transportation needs.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.


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