The Door Peninsula is a slender peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan and is well-known in Wisconsin and beyond for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Its rocky cliffs, sandy 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. The Nature Conservancy owns and manages approximately 4,800 acres in four preserves on the Door Peninsula and collaborates with multiple partner organizations to achieve common conservation goals.
The Conservancy is looking for a 16-week (June – September) Stewardship Assistant to support priority land management activities on TNC’s Door Peninsula preserves and within a broader landscape that was designated as a wetland of international importance in 2015. This includes working independently or with other staff to conduct invasive species mapping and control, monitoring lands owned by TNC or under conservation easement, maintaining preserve areas and trails frequented by the public, coordinating and overseeing volunteers, and interacting with preserve neighbors. The salary range for this position will be $13-14/hour depending on experience.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!
Desired Skills & Experience
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
• Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
• Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
• Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
• PC and/or mobile device familiarity, including knowledge or understanding of databases.
• Experience or willingness to apply herbicides and operate various types of equipment in a safe and effective manner (i.e. brush mower, chainsaw, UTV, etc.).
• Valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).
How to Apply
Visit www.nature.org/careers, search for position #47237, and upload your resume and cover letter through the online system. Application deadline is January 31, 2019.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to a diverse and culturally competent global workforce.