Land Management Fellow

The Nature Conservancy, Montpelier, VT, Openings : 1,
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Montpelier, Vermont, USA

This role must be Vermont based, and operates on a Hybrid working schedule.


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


As we gain more insight into the evolving and complex threats to the lands and waters on which all life depends, the responsibilities we carry in the act of stewardship must evolve as well. Across the 30,000+ acres that TNC manages in Vermont, it is critical to expand our understanding, learn from the landscape, and adapt to necessary changes to honor the conservation legacy of our home. The Land Management Fellow (2-year limited term position) will be in service of this goal as we further our capacity to manage lands and waters with attention and care.

The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has created this fellowship position with the goal of fostering graduates from historically marginalized communities who are pursuing careers in conservation. We aim to support our fellows so that they are competitive applicants with skills needed for full-time regular service positions at conservation organizations and agencies, and so that they can ultimately become professionals in their field. Candidates who identify with historically marginalized communities, or as first-generation college students, are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a two-year position, with priority given to recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree.
We will be hosting an informational webinar (register through this link: on Tuesday, March 12th from 4:00-5:00p. Prospective applicants are encouraged to join to learn more about the position and the intent of our fellowship program. We will devote the majority of the time to answering questions about the role to ensure clarity for all candidates.


The Fellow’s role will focus on advancing our strategic goals and improving the conditions of our land management. They will ensure the coordination, implementation, and revision of the management plans that underlie stewardship activities. This work will help to organize and advance an existing effort to prioritize management actions in the face of biodiversity loss and climate change. Through the duration of their time with TNC, the Fellow will participate in essential field operations and conduct follow-up office work to organize and maintain data and records. To achieve this, the Fellow will need to be based in Vermont in a hybrid office environment and execute the following responsibilities:

  • Plan, schedule, and implement a variety of field-based projects to assess invasive species, forest condition, regulatory compliance, and status of access opportunities.
  • Support natural area management planning and projects designed to improve on-site conditions.
  • Coordinate the effort to standardize and reconcile the breadth of information and data that comprises our management plans.
  • Gather and maintain reports and data that will accurately inform future management activities.
  • Further the understanding and sharing of stories that surround our natural areas.

The Fellow will be supervised by the Stewardship Manager based in Montpelier, Vermont during their two-year tenure. They will also work closely with stewardship colleagues and other staff. The supervisor will provide a variety of land management projects, help co-create independent initiatives, and integrate the Fellow into the Vermont team and the organization at large. The Fellow’s responsibilities will have the potential to expand as they learn and develop skills to support the program’s goals. In recognition of this early career role, they will be encouraged to immerse themselves in a broad suite of professional development opportunities.


Recent bachelor’s degree (received within the last 2 years) or equivalent, with a focus on ecological land management. Experience and comfort working outside in a variety of conditions, some of which may be variable, remote, on hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. Your unique voice, perspective, and lived experience as it pertains to TNC’s mission and conservation work. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with respect to your and others’ schedules. Strong commitment to organizing information, attention to detail, and adaptability. Curiosity and enthusiasm around the challenges and opportunities that arise from land management. Working knowledge of relevant technology such as Microsoft Suite and GIS software. Clear communication via written, spoken, and graphical means in English. Multilingual skills appreciated. Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
A genuine interest in exploring a career in conservation with motivation to learn and develop skills.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


This position requires a valid drivers license and compliance with TNC’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. To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employees motor vehicle record.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally $45,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidates location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


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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 people 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 Conservancys background screening process.

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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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