Invasive Species Management Steward

The Nature Conservancy

Shelter Island, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $17.58 hourly for a 35-hour work week.
Deadline Jan 31, 2021

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 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 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, public policy advocacy, and citizen-science education. Our staff consists of women and men who are leading the conservation community on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.

The Invasive Species Management Steward will help reduce the introduction and spread of invasive species throughout the Adirondack Park. The Management Steward conducts invasive species surveys, collects and analyzes data, provides education about invasive species, and manages invasive species at high-use recreation areas such as campgrounds and trailheads throughout the Adirondack region of upstate New York. This is a three-month, full-time, seasonal position for the summer of 2021 that may be extended to six months depending on the availability of funds. The start date is on or about May 3, 2021.


  • High school diploma or GED and 1 year of experience in land management, or a science related field, or equivalent combination. BA/BS preferred.
  • Experience with field data collection techniques.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Valid drivers’ license.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

If you have the experience, are interested in doing work you can believe in, and want to work in a collaborative environment, please visit and search for job ID #49209 in the keyword search. This position is based out of the Conservancy’s office in Keene Valley, NY, and the successful applicant will work across the six-million acre Adirondack Park. Applications must be made online and include a resume and cover letter. The application deadline is 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2021.

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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