Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Montpelier, VT, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, 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 offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.




The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has established two fellowship positions with the goal to create a cohort of graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who pursue careers in conservation, are prepared and competitive applicants for full-time regular service positions at other conservation organizations and agencies and can ultimately assume leadership positions in the field.   As a science-based organization, The Nature Conservancy consistently strives to base the management of our conserved lands on sound science.  The Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow will further this goal by monitoring our conserved lands and waters, compiling and analyzing data, assessing and prioritizing ecological management, and ultimately drafting management plans.  This is a two-year position, with preference given to recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree.

The Fellow may collect, assemble, manage and analyze conservation data, participate in conservation planning, produce reports,  prepare formal documentation of conservation real – estate transactions, respond to landowner inquiries and maintain manual project records.  Data collection may take place in the field or through compilation of existing information in the office.  Data analysis may include use of Arc GIS, Microsoft Excel and other data analysis software.  


•    Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of office volunteers or interns.
•    Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
•    May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.
•    The Conservation Fellow may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
•    This position may require travel and overnight travel, possibly for an extended period of time.  
•    Makes day to day decisions as delegated by the supervisor.


•    Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management or related field
•    Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
•    Experience with Arc GIS  
•    Experience coordinating multiple projects
•    Experience handling standard business communications.


•    Multi-lingual, multi-cultural or cross-cultural background or experience appreciated including lived experience working across differences such as race, culture, disabilities, socio-economic class, language groups and economic sector.
•    Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames.  
•    Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources and work independently.
•    Ability to coordinate project information from a number of sources to populate databases, create reports and produce manual files.
•    Experience utilizing databases for data entry and report production preferred.
•    Strong administrative skills including attention to detail and numerical ability.  
•    Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.




The Science Communication Fellowship is a two-year position designed to give the successful candidate critical skills and experience as an entry into a conservation career.  Though the work will be primarily focused on communications efforts, it is our intent that the Fellow be exposed to the full breadth of TNC's operations.  In this spirit, the Fellow will be asked to engage in field monitoring work, which may require exposure to inclement summer weather and unpredictable terrain.  This work will require in-state, multi-day travel.




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