Door Peninsula Stewardship Assistant

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OFFICE LOCATION


Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 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


For more than 60 years, The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin has protected more than 236,000 acres of Wisconsin’s forests, waters, wetlands and prairies. Today, we actively own and manage over 30,000 acres in Wisconsin, including more than 4,750 acres on the Door Peninsula. The Door Peninsula is a slender peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan and is well known in the Midwest for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Its rocky cliffs, pebble beaches, fertile wetlands and conifer forests provide habitat for a unique and diverse group of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. TNC manages land in four preserves on the Peninsula and collaborates with multiple partner organizations in Door County to achieve common conservation goals.

The Door Peninsula Stewardship Assistant is part of a two-person team that performs and participates in preserve operations, stewardship, maintenance, and land management on TNC preserves and partner lands in Door County, Wisconsin. This is a six-month (June-November), full-time, short-term position based out of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Job duties include working to conduct invasive species mapping and management, monitor lands owned by TNC or under conservation easement, maintain preserve areas and trails frequented by the public, coordinate and oversee volunteers, and interact with preserve neighbors and visitors. The Door Peninsula Stewardship Assistant(s) will also work as part of a team with the WI Land Stewardship Crew, a mobile crew of four TNC staff, during approximately three weeks that they are working on the Peninsula. This position will work under the direction and supervision of the Northeast Wisconsin Conservation Coordinator and may work under variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult or hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


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, and ready to make a difference through the hands-on management of the important lands owned by TNC on the Door Peninsula. Come join TNC and apply today!

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
  • Experience or willingness to learn to apply herbicides and operate 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).
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, pesticide application).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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, 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.

SALARY INFORMATION


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $18 - $20 per hour. 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.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 54852, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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.