Family Forest Outreach Specialist

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.  Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.  One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland Chapter’s Resilient Forests Program! This position will play an essential role in the success of our Family Forest Stewardship Project, which is demonstrating targeted marketing and a collaborative customer service model to expand benefits of science-based forest management to family forest landowners. This 2-year grant funded position will work directly with landowners and the agencies who provide technical assistance for managing and protecting wildlife habitat and forest health on private lands.

We are looking for a capable individual who will serve targeted landowners, helping them find the information, technical support or financial resources to restore or maintain wildlife habitat and improve forest health on their wooded land. The Specialist will gather information from the landowner, review data available in existing databases, and consult with forestry and wildlife experts to provide landowners with recommendations and referrals to appropriate programs, resources, and agency staff. The Family Forest Outreach Specialist will track the progress of each landowner’s engagement with agency staff and programs and continue to assist the landowner and partners as needed to complete projects that contribute to landowner goals. This may include following up with landowners about next steps, helping schedule field visits, assisting with paper work or applications, and supporting third-party contract administration. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, ecology, forestry, conservation biology, natural resources management or related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects.
  • Experience handling standard business communications.

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature-based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package then submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46874 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 10th, 2018. Apply at

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