Conservation Coordinator

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The Nature Conservancy

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Wood River, NE, United States

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8 days ago


Wood River, Nebraska, USA



Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to enjoy life inside TNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

In Nebraska The Nature Conservancy (TNC) works to ensure the state’s vast native grasslands, healthy forests, streams, and wetlands to sustain and enrich all life. This includes special places like Niobrara Valley Preserve, 56,000 acres along the Niobrara National Scenic River, whose beauty stuns the first-time visitor; and Platte River Prairies Preserve, one of the most important bird-migration stops in North America. In Nebraska, we've permanently protected 89,500 acres and 45 miles of rivers through ownership and easements across the state. Nebraska has three preserves that are open to the public. We strive to work with partners and private landowners enhancing the economic, environmental, and social aspects of native natural habitats. In addition to protecting the natural world in Nebraska, as an international conservation organization, we also work regionally and globally with staff and partners to sustain clean water and air, protect biodiversity and work to combat climate change.

All TNC staff based in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. TNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason will be considered.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Conservation Coordinator works at the Platte River Prairies Project Office and provides a full range of administrative and/or program support to the Platte River Prairies, Hubbard Fellowship, and the Land Management Team programs.


The Conservation Coordinator reports to the Platte River Prairies Manager and performs various administrative tasks, including some or all of the following: sorting and distributing mail, answering phones, organizing and maintaining files, assisting with grazing and hunting leases, and working with vendors. They may assist others with travel arrangements and update the Land Management Team (LMT) calendar with Platte Prairie Events. They will schedule and coordinate logistics of meetings, visitors and may assist with the coordination of special events. They will assist with the recruitment and training of program volunteers and will assist with coordination of volunteer activities. In addition, the Conservation Coordinator will assist with financial administrative tasks, including purchasing, processing forms, preparing reports, and budget preparation and monitoring. The Conservation Coordinator may communicate on behalf of the supervisor with internal and external sources, including staff, partners, government officials and donors. They may handle inquiries about program activities and assist in the development of program materials and correspondence. They will use available systems and resources to maintain and track data and produce reports as needed. They will provide other staff with information they need to make decisions and solve problems. They will have frequent interaction with staff throughout the program and in other Conservancy offices, and with vendors. They may assist with limited stewardship work such as assisting with prescribed fire, seed harvest, etc.

CORE DUTES – Operations:

  • Assist the Director of Science with contracts and agreements.
  • Assist the Platte River Prairies manager and Land Management Program Manager with grazing and hunting leases.
  • Assist the Director of Operations with operational requests such as invoicing and expense reports.
  • Assist the Director of Operations with recruitment and termination of Hubbard Fellows, Seasonal Staff, etc.
  • Act as main contact for building related issues and maintains and upkeep of Platte River Prairie facilities.
  • Manage procurement of all office equipment and supplies and oversees office equipment maintenance.

CORE DUTIES – Outreach

  • Assist with demonstration and field days for a variety of audiences.
  • Assist with training of volunteers.
  • Assist the Director of Science, Platte River Prairie manager and Land Management Program Manager with outreach projects at Platte Prairies, etc.


  • Does not supervise any staff but may help plan and direct the work of volunteers or interns.
  • Duties are performed according to instructions or established practices.
  • Limited financial responsibility, which may include processing invoices, preparing accounting forms, petty cash, purchasing, or travel expense reports.
  • May serve as a team member for assigned projects.
  • Prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments.
  • Supervisor will resolve any problems or questions.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work overtime as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines;
  • Experience performing one or more administrative processes; and
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy'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." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

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.


Salary Range: $21.00 - $24.00 hourly, dependent on qualifications and experience.

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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.