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Conservation Scientist

Job Location

Lansing, MI


Type of Job



Starting at $63,000

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Published Date

Oct 24, 2022

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The Conservation Scientist provides technical and scientific support for conservation initiatives in Conservation by Design (CbD) and measures of conservation success (MOS). They provide evidence for and advise strategies designed to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, improve soil health and water quality, restore sustainable Great Lakes fisheries, and protect, restore, and sustainably manage the lands and waters of Michigan and the Great Lakes in an equitable manner that supports local communities and the regional economy. The Conservation Scientist conducts scientific surveys and research, records and analyzes data, writes reports and develops proposals in order to administer and coordinate conservation programs. They may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

The Conservation Scientist will be based in our Michigan Field Office in Lansing, MI. This is a full-time, permanent position with an annual salary range starting at $63,000 and is commensurate with experience.


By joining our Michigan Team, you will become part of a group that champions nature and people. Our team consists of dedicated people who are advancing conservation on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together. We’re looking for a candidate who will:

·Compile and generate patterns and statistics from data in support of conservation strategies.

·Prepare maps and complete spatial analyses.

·Design and implement on-the-ground research and monitoring to inform conservation strategies.

·Effectively communicate the science that supports our conservation goals and strategies.

·Collaborate with diverse teams including internal staff and external partners with a variety of expertise and affiliations (e.g., agencies, universities, NGOs).

·May lead staff, interns, or volunteers on a project basis.

·May manage a grant, contract or request for proposal.



What You’ll Bring:


·Master's Degree in science-related field and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data.

·Experience preparing reports of findings.

·Experience participating on and supporting cross functional teams.

·Experience synthesizing, interpreting, and communicating evidence-based information.

·Record of producing or contributing to reports and publications

·Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.



Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on


We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


See full job description and apply with cover letter and resume at Search for Job ID 52288. Deadline to apply is 11:59PM EST, October 28th, 2022.


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