Conservation Information Manager

The Nature Conservancy

Madison, Wisconsin

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $56,240 - $59,755

Office Location:

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

This position will work from the Madison, Wisconsin office at least two days per week with the potential to work in the office more based on business needs. 

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 Conservation Information Manager has three major areas of focus: data management of conservation information, GIS map-making and outdoor monitoring of TNC preserves or conservation easements. S/he manages, maintains, and documents different conservation databases and provides technical support in GIS or other relational database technologies to Conservancy staff, particularly Wisconsin habitat protection and land management staff. The Conservation Information Manager supports Wisconsin conservation staff as a member of the Conservation Operations Team and interacts with Division staff such as legal. S/he performs data entry and analysis; designs queries and produces professional reports; processes spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material; and provides hardware/software support. The Conservation Information Manager develops and delivers occasional training to staff individually and in small groups, produces maps and other graphic products and reports.  S/he develops and maintains GIS library and/or database products library and compiles, assembles and maintains land protection, biodiversity and management information from various sources. The Conservation Information Manager visits a set of TNC fee and easement properties throughout Wisconsin for annual compliance purposes, visually inspecting key areas, following monitoring protocol and reporting standards.

This position will work from the Madison, Wisconsin office at least two days per week with the potential to work in the office more based on business needs.

We’re Looking for You:

Are you a detail-oriented data manager with Geographic Information System (GIS) knowledge?  Do you like a mix of office work and being outdoors in the solitude of nature? We’re looking for someone who is passionate about data of all kinds and sharing that with colleagues and also motivated to visit natural lands across Wisconsin to do basic monitoring. If this sounds like a perfect blend, come join TNC and apply today!

What You’ll Bring:

  • MS or BS degree and certification in related field and 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files.
  • Experience with interpretation of image analysis.
  • Experience managing multiple projects.
  • Experience working and communicating with others to manage processes and meet deadlines
  • Experience analyzing tabular and spatial data, producing data reports and creating maps, and operating GIS software.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Web Browsers.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with outdoor navigation and outdoor safety practices.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.


  • Experience interacting with landowners
  • Experience interpreting results then developing and delivering training to practitioners.
  • Experience supervising staff (if required).

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!

Auto Safety Policy:

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program.

Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/  under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

Salary Information:

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $56,240 - $59,755 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


Apply Now:

To apply for job ID 54911, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

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.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship , Land Trust
Tags GIS