Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
WHO WE ARE
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.”
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Monitoring and Stewardship Technician (MST) assists in implementing ecological restoration projects and analysing measures of conservation success. The MST supports the Arkansas Field Office (ARFO) Terrestrial Monitoring, Measures, and Adaptive Management Program by helping conduct vegetation monitoring, data analysis, and writing technical reports. The MST implements stewardship activities on TNC preserves across Arkansas, and routinely works with the ARFO prescribed burn crew in conducting controlled burns and other management activities on TNC preserves, state natural areas, and federally managed lands. Position is hourly, with starting range between $23 and $27 an hour. Overtime will be very limited.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Want to help save the planet? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, 320,000 acres in Arkansas have been preserved for people and nature. From the Mississippi River to the Ouachita Mountains, the Arkansas Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Arkansas unique. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- May lead or coordinate groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area.
- Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to complete projects, negotiating, and contracting with vendors.
- Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves.
- May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context.
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field 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. Please indicate this in your resume.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
- 1 – 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with native plant communities of the southeastern United States and with identifying vascular plants of this region to species.
- Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field.
- Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
- Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Web browsers).
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
- Experience with field data collection, data management, analysis, and technical report writing.
- Experience using SAS or R software, including reading and writing basic SAS or R coding language, to manage and analyze datasets of varying sizes and levels of complexity.
- Experience using ESRI software (ArcMap or ArcPro) for working with spatial datasets and making basic maps for use in the field.
- Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff.
- Ability to become qualified as a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2). Training provided, including introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fire line (L-180), Introduction to Wild Land Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), and one training burn serving under the supervision of a qualified FFT2.
WHAT WE BRING
Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into 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 and partners, we impact conservation around the world!
TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $23.00 - $27.00 hourly rate salary. 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.
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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 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.