Overview

Who We Are:
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:
The Montana Land Protection Specialist coordinates and implements a comprehensive program to protect natural areas and habitat for rare and endangered plants, animals and natural communities, and for landscape resilience using the full range of protection tools, including gift and purchase of fee and easement, and cooperative projects with federal, state, and local government, conservation organizations and other partners as appropriate. The Montana Land Protection Specialist is responsible for implementing and achieving the Conservancy’s conservation priorities by overseeing and representing the Conservancy in relationships and negotiations with private landowners, conservation partners and government agencies. They will be a central part of a dedicated and experienced team actively securing public and private funds for land protection, researching legal and ecological information for tracts identified as potential protection projects. They respond to protection inquiries and screen potential protection projects, as well as prepare project information including minerals assessments, environmental hazards assessments, and baseline reports. Will work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Starting salary for this position is $70,000 – $72,000 depending on experience.

The responsibilities and scope for this position include:
• Geographic size and scope is that of a business unit or larger.
• Ability and willingness to travel frequently and on short notice, sometimes on weekends.
• Ability and experience working in rural communities.
• Negotiate real estate transactions, which can bind the Conservancy legally and financially.
• Remain abreast and follow TNC Standard Operating Procedures, especially related to real estate transactions.
• Plan and direct work on protection projects.
• Maintain records related to land transactions.
• Recruit and supervise staff and interns as needed; responsible for performance management, training, and development.
• May travel up to 25% of time.
• May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

We’re Looking for You:
Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, more than a million acres in Montana have been preserved for people and nature. From the mountains to the grasslands, the Montana Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Montana unique. Come join TNC. Apply today!
To apply for job ID 54646, submit your materials online by February 19 at 11:59pm EST using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

What You’ll Bring:
• BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation, business, law or another related field of study and 3 years of related work experience in conservation, real estate, fundraising or other related experience.
• Experience in managing multiple projects and timelines.
• Experience negotiating complex agreements.
• Experience developing partnerships (partners, community, government).
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience working with computers, including database management.
• Experience with tools such as ArcPro highly desired.

What We Bring:
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

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 cultures. 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, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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.

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About The Nature Conservancy

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends.