The Nature Conservancy Northeast Indiana Stewardship Assistant in Indiana


Hamilton, Indiana, USA IN410


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

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 Conservancy owns and manages roughly 2300 acres in six counties in northeast Indiana. Our efforts include the restoration of pre-agricultural habitat through reforestation, the hydrological restoration of ephemeral and perennial wetlands, and the installation of native wetland plants. We also work to maintain valuable remnant communities through the control of invasive species, fire management, and work with neighbors to minimize ongoing threats to our states valuable Natural Heritage.


The Northeast Indiana Stewardship Assistant will be responsible for invasive species control, native wetland species plantings, tree plantation maintenance, and other preserve maintenance such as boundary posting and gate installation. Participation in controlled burning is possible if the applicant is professionally qualified. Work will require the use and maintenance of chainsaws, brush cutters, sprayers, herbicides, and other equipment. This position requires strenuous field work in a variety of environmental conditions. Lifting and often hiking/walking carrying 25+ pounds will be a routine requirement in this position. A significant amount of time will focus on identifying and treating invasive species.

This is a full-time (approximately 35 hours/week), 6-month position, beginning in late April/early May, located in northeast Indiana. Optional on-site housing is available at the Douglas Woods preserve near Hamilton, Indiana. These facilities are a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style home, fully furnished with a functioning kitchen. Housing facilities may be shared with visiting researchers and occasional TNC staff.


  • May interact with visitors.
  • Works under close or infrequent supervision.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain.


  • High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. lawn mower, chainsaw, UTV, ATV or OHV, two-way radio, or similar equipment).
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide or pesticide application).


  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues/coworkers/team members.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.


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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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 men and women of diverse 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of *The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.*

Job Title: Northeast Indiana Stewardship Assistant

Location: Indiana

Job ID: 45258

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Full-Time