Blue Accounting Coastal Wetlands Technician

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Lansing, MI, 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 Blue Accounting Coastal Wetlands Technician works closely with colleagues to research and gather data, identify and overcome constraints to the flow of information, develop content for web publication, and assist with project management in support of the Blue Accounting Coastal Wetlands issue.

This is a 6-month, temporary position.   


The Blue Accounting Coastal Wetlands Technician gathers and synthesizes data in support of ecological and socioeconomic coastal wetland metrics. The Technician will also assess constraints to communicating coastal wetland information, recommend ways to overcome those constraints, and assist in developing compelling information that is useful to decision makers, funders, and managers. She/he will also assist in managing the Coastal Wetland issue.


  • May perform fieldwork.
  • Compiles data, evaluates constraints to communication, and recommends processes to effectively communicate science-based information to professional and lay audiences.   
  • Will work with a small group of staff, interns or volunteers on a project basis.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in science related field and 1-year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with compiling and aggregating data for analysis and communication.


  • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to understand program budget development and monitoring. 
  • Ability to interpret guidelines and evaluate information and adapt accordingly.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
  • Experience with communicating science-based information to professional and lay audiences.
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating team activities.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy'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." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

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.


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