THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Conservation Education Assistant
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.
The Conservation Education Assistant will be exposed to and participate in a broad range of educational opportunities. The Conservation Education Assistant participates in education, stewardship and operations programs, interacts frequently with visitors and helps maintain preserve areas frequented by the public at Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island, NY. The Conservation Education Assistant will work closely with TNC Long Island Conservation staff. Working with a global conservation organization will broaden the selected candidate’s knowledge of worldwide conservation issues and strategies for addressing threats to biodiversity.
The anticipated duration of this position is approximately 5 months; shared housing accommodations may be available.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
- High school diploma or GED and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination.
- Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).
- Experience performing physically demanding work or sports/fitness.
- Must have valid driver’s 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 http://www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #49256 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.