Conservation Data Manager, Duluth, Minnesota

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



394 Lake Avenue
Suite 308

United States


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than70 countries, all 50 United States, and your community. 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. learn more.

Any time scientists disagree, it's because we have insufficient data. Then we can agree on what kind of data to get; we get the data; and the data solves the problem.” Neil deGrasse Tyson

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Conservation Team! Our Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to conserving forests, grasslands and water resources across a three-state region. This new position will manage one of the Chapter’s single most valuable assets—the evidence base for high-impact conservation.

We seek candidates who bring new perspectives to our team of conservation professionals. The Conservation Data Manager (CDM) will interact with colleagues who have expertise in science, land management and water resources across our three-state Chapter that includes Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Our conservation data, also called the “evidence base,” include research and monitoring data on grasslands, forests and wetlands, some of which may span several decades. As we tackle some of the most pressing conservation challenges of our time—climate change, land and water conservation and a sustainable food and water supply for a growing human population—maintaining organized, accessible and up-to-date data systems is more important than ever. The CDM will play a critical role as the Conservancy builds an inclusive conservation movement, develops new solutions and expands our reach.

We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovation. Our Chapter works with others throughout the Great Plains and Midwest and contributes to conservation initiatives across North America. More than ever, today’s conservation depends on understanding the collective impact of our actions on human lives and the nature we depend on. The CDM will ensure the long-term relevance, security and accessibility of the data underpinning this work. The CDM ensures we can locate important data in an organized, user-friendly data management system that can be easily maintained and updated.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • BA/BS or Associates degree in related field and 2 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files.
  • Experience with producing maps and/or other graphic products and reports and operating GIS software.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, including paid vacation, sick and holidays, a 401K retirement savings plan, health and dental insurance plus more, then please visit learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 47041 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on December 19, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.