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Lincoln City, Oregon , USA



The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Oregon Coast Stewardship Assistant performs and participates in natural land management efforts on the north and central Oregon Coast under the direction of an experienced land manager. The primary duties will occur in the field at Cascade Head Preserve, a coastal grassland ecosystem supporting native and rare species near Lincoln City, Oregon. Projects will also occur at other conservation sites on the coast from Tillamook to Florence. TNC’s preserves in these locations include a high-quality tidal marsh and recent restoration sites of forested tidal wetlands. There may be opportunities to support stewardship projects in other Oregon geographies as well. The position will be based in Lincoln City and the Stewardship Assistant must live within 1 hour’s drive of Lincoln City.

This is a 6-month, full time, short-term position, starting in late April. The Oregon Coast Stewardship Assistant will support the Oregon Coast Preserves Steward. Tasks during the Stewardship Assistant’s term will include vegetation monitoring, trail maintenance, fence construction, invasive plant control, wildlife surveys, and data collection and management. The stewardship assistant will work in the field and office alongside TNC staff, partners, and volunteers, but also independently. They may interact with visitors from the public hiking on the trail and enforce preserve use guidelines. They may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Would you like to gain land stewardship and conservation skills? Do you enjoy working with a diverse team? We’re looking for someone who is passionate and motivated to make a positive difference for Oregon’s vital habitats and to inspire all people to care for nature. Come join TNC in Oregon and apply today!


  • High school diploma or GED and 1-year related experience in outdoor field work or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience recognizing plants and/or animals.
  • Experience operating various types of hand and power tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. lawnmower, chainsaw, hand tools used for trail work, or similar equipment).
  • Experience working in a team environment with high collaboration to deliver work.
  • Experience following instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Experience conducting physical labor.
  • Must live within a one-hour drive of Lincoln City, OR.


  • Work, volunteer, or educational experience in land management, environmental education, public outreach, or related fields.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems, especially grasslands or estuaries.
  • Strong plant identification skills.
  • Experience with trail maintenance, fence construction, or building small boardwalk structures.
  • Possession of an Oregon Boater’s License or experience driving small boats with outboard motors
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Computer and/or mobile device familiarity, including use of GPS and GIS applications, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Lived experience working with Indigenous communities, multi-lingual skills, and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.


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!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’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." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

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.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $20.50 - $22.50/ hr. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


To apply for job ID# 54678, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on 3/11/2024 . Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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 people 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.

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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.