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SW Oregon Steward

The Nature Conservancy, Ashland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 01/15/2018

Are you a team leader that enjoys ecological monitoring and working with volunteers? Do you have an interest in working in vernal pool, grassland, oak, chaparral, forest, and wetland plant communities in southern Oregon? The SW Oregon team is looking for a 9-month Steward to assist with biological and ecological data collection, invasive plant mapping and control, important restoration activities and lead volunteer crews who are instrumental to our success.

In case you’re not familiar, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

As a leader in Oregon’s conservation community, our team of scientists and problem solvers directly protects the iconic landscapes and inspiring locations that define our great state. From working to reduce the severity of fires in our forests and designing our clean water future to developing innovative technologies with fisherman and ranchers that sustainably protect both nature and livelihoods, The Nature Conservancy is building a future where people and nature thrive together.

The SW Oregon Steward role is a 35 hours per week, 9-month position that ends in December 2018. Our preferred hiring range is: $21.48-$22.82

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
• 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 with GPS and interpreting mapped information
• Experience performing physical work
• Experience working in a team environment
• Experience operating and or repairing various types of equipment and machinery.
• Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.

Preferred knowledge, skills and experience:
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
• 1 – 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management
• Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff.
• Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
• Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field.
• Experience with GIS software including editing data and creation of maps.
• Ability to work collaboratively with conservation partners and volunteers from a range of backgrounds and organizations.

Interesting in finding out more? Check out our full position description and application link below or visit and search for job ID 46001 in the keyword search.

Applications must be submitted by 8:59 PM PST on January 15, 2018 to be considered.

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 diverse people of all genders, 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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