The Nature Conservancy

Shelter Island, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details Competitive
Deadline Jan 17, 2021
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

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.

Position Summary

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!

By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. Our science community consists of a group of a women and men who are leading the industry on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.

Working with the Conservancy’s conservation teams at the global and local levels will provide the selected candidate with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of worldwide conservation issues and strategies for addressing threats to biodiversity. The Conservation Steward will be exposed to, and participate in, a broad range of educational opportunities, such as preserve stewardship, applied conservation, and outreach at Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island, NY. 

The anticipated duration of this position is approximately 5 months; shared housing accommodations may be available.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience performing physically demanding work or activities and the ability to lift at least 50lbs.            
  • Experience operating various types of tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. handheld GPS, gardening tools, lawn mower, chainsaw, etc).
  • Must have valid drivers’ license.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and a benefits package, please visit and search for job ID #49255 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on January 17, 2021, to be considered. The work location for this position is Shelter Island, NY.

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 diverse people of all genders, 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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