Conservation Associate

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The Nature Conservancy

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Reno, NV, United States

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30+ days ago


Reno, Nevada,USA

or Las Vegas Nevada, USA

Location is flexible within Nevada

NV401 or NV201


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 conservation work of TNC in Nevada is organized around four main Strategies (Protection and Stewardship; Resilient Public Lands; Sustainable Waters; Energy, Infrastructure and Land Use), and each of these strategies is lead by an individual Strategy Director. The Conservation Associate helps advance those Strategies, working with the Strategy Directors and Conservation Director. The Conservation Associate will manage core functions and processes in support of the conservation strategies of TNC in Nevada. The Associate coordinates grant management activities for public and private awards including preparation, submission, and management of grants, in partnership with Strategy Directors, as well as Development, Finance, and Operations staff. The Associate also helps facilitate annual planning and budgeting; administers contracts; manages and coordinates multiple conservation projects; conducts research to support priorities; facilitates team communications in multiple forms; and serves as a liaison to other TNC staff such as Science, External Affairs, Development, marketing, Finance and Operations. May also work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. The Associate reports to the Conservation Director.


If you're looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our Chapter as the Conservation Associate! Not only will you fulfil conservation objectives in the beautiful state of Nevada, but you'll contribute to conservation goals through many networks!

We're looking for a passionate, dedicated person to work within our NV Division. Being able to coordinate meetings, manage and track conservation project deliverables, meeting deadlines, working with/as a team member, and ability to work with minimal supervision are key in this role. This position offers a great opportunity to provide general support and develop long lasting skills. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e. media, government officials, internal scientists.
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience in training.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Experience operating GIS software, analyzing data and producing data reports and creating maps.


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

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being 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.


This position is a salaried position with an annual beginning salary of $ 55,000 to $ 58,500 depending on experience and location.


To apply for job ID 52052, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on October 7, 2022. 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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