Stewardship Coordinator

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The Nature Conservancy

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Ventura, CA, United States

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26 days ago


Ventura, California, 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 Stewardship Coordinator performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs along the Santa Clara River and Ormond Beach in Ventura County, California. The Stewardship Coordinator maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, coordinates site visits and volunteer events, assists in invasive species management, maintains tools and equipment, maintains preserve infrastructure, and manages external contractors. The Stewardship Coordinator may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. The salary range for this position is $49,500 – $55,000.


Want to help save the planet? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, 4,300 acres of riparian forest, scrub, coastal dune, and wetland habitat in Ventura County have been preserved for people and nature, and we have restored nearly 800 acres of riverine forest habitat with an additional 650 acres of coastal wetland restoration planned. The Santa Clara River is one of last relatively unaltered rivers in southern California, and supports 18 threatened and endangered species, making it a high priority area for conservation. Additionally, coastal habitats at Ormond Beach provide a complex of coastal wetland, dune, and beach habitats recognized as a globally important bird area. The area also provides a platform to connect people with nature by offering public access opportunities for under resourced communities. Currently, TNC is developing visitor amenities at the first publicly accessible location on the Santa Clara River in Ventura County. Join our team and you will be a part of this exciting work! This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.


  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year of 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.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual skills (Spanish preferred) and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation 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.


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.


To apply for job ID 52130, please submit both a resume and a cover letter online by using the Apply Now button at by 8:59 PM PST on October 2, 2022.

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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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