The Nature Conservancy in Indiana is looking for a Northeast Indiana Assistant Land Steward to join us in protecting 2400 acres of owned and/or managed land across 6 counties in Northeast Indiana.  Efforts include the restoration of pre-agricultural habitat through reforestation, hydrological restoration of ephemeral and perennial wetlands, and installation of native wetland plants.  We work to maintain valuable remnant communities through the control of invasive species and fire management; and work with neighbors to minimize ongoing threats to our states valuable Natural Heritage.  You will join a passionate and skilled team of staff that use a variety of conservation strategies and restoration tools to maintain, enhance, and advocate for this diverse landscape.  If you are a highly motivated, capable individual who enjoys working outside, apply now to find a rewarding career with the world’s leading conservation organization working to take care of nature, so nature can take care of us.

The Northeast Indiana Assistant Land Steward performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, and coordination of conservation programs.  They will assist the Land Manager to maintain preserve areas; identify and remove invasive species; harvest and plant native seeds; conduct monitoring and research; and participate in all capacities of TNC Indiana’s prescribed fire program.  The Assistant Land Steward will operate field equipment and heavy machinery; maintain tools, fleet vehicles, structures, and equipment; and assist with outreach and community events.  They may also help lead work crews consisting of seasonal staff and volunteers; and travel occasionally to assist with larger projects in the region.

The scope and responsibilities for this position include teamwork and interaction with diverse groups of people; working within a budget; leading or monitoring work groups; sometimes working under minimal supervision; and traveling occasionally for training, regional meetings, and other projects.  Work requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscle strain; irregular work hours and long days, particularly during spring and fall fire seasons; and variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time, on difficult and hazardous terrain.

This is a full-time (35 to 40 hours per week), field position based at our Northeast Indiana Project Office in Hamilton, Indiana.  The compensation range begins at $19.75 an hour and may be negotiable depending on experience.

Visit http://www.nature.org/careers and use keyword “Indiana” to see a complete position description and apply by 11:59 pm EDT September 15, 2023.

About The Nature Conservancy in Indiana

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.”

With a 60-year history, an energized and passionate staff, and 11,000 committed members, the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy is a hub of innovation, using science and collaboration to drive conservation success that is relevant around the world.  Our conservation work in Indiana contributes significantly to the Conservancy’s global initiatives.  We have protected over 100,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, forests, and other natural areas across the state so that people and nature can thrive.