Conservation Data Manager

The Nature Conservancy

Brunswick, Maine

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $47,000-$55,000

About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy in Maine is more than 60 years old – we are deeply committed to working with natural resource users, rural communities and many other stakeholders to solve our biggest challenges for nature and people. To learn more about our work in Maine and local history read our TNC Maine Strategic Plan or visit  

Position Summary

The Conservation Data Manager designs and maintains relational databases for a wide variety of projects and initiatives in the Maine Business Unit and assists the Maine Spatial Scientist with the maintenance and management of Maine’s GIS projects and library.  They work with a wide variety of chapter staff to understand the informational needs of different departments and constructs systems that meet these needs efficiently and in a coordinated manner.

The Conservation Data Manager:

  • Leads efforts to coordinate and plan for conservation data design, organization, function, and reporting.
  • Performs data analysis; designs and produces complex queries and professional reports, processes spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material and provides hardware/software support.
  • Develops and delivers training to staff individually and in groups.
  • Produces maps and other graphic products and reports.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of MEFO’s GIS library and/or database products library and compiles, assembles, and maintains land protection, biodiversity and management information from various sources.
  • Combines and normalizes existing databases into an integrated system.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • We are looking for someone with a degree in related field and 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • experience in designing and maintaining databases;
  • experience with GIS software (bonus points for ArcGIS software family in a conservation setting!), spatial analysis, data editing, and producing data reports and creating maps;
  • experience managing multiple projects and the ability to effectively communicate complex database concepts to non-technical audiences.

We’d love to find someone with multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences who has experience performing remote analysis and identification of natural resources (wetlands, streams, etc.) using multiple data sources (aerial imagery, LIDAR, topography data, etc.).and working knowledge of legal real estate documents and surveys.


To view the full position description and apply, please visit and search for position #49213. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received, and the position will remain open until filled. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often!

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