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Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Title Nags Head Woods Preserve Assistant Job ID 48444 Location North Carolina Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Temporary OFFICE LOCATION

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA


Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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 Nags Head Woods Preserve Assistant performs and participates in visitor services, outreach events, operations, and maintenance at the Nags Head Woods Preserve (Preserve). In addition, s/he will help develop tools to better understand public use of the Preserve. 


The Nags Head Woods Preserve Assistant position has a focus on visitor services and outreach events in Nags Head Woods Preserve, owned by The Nature Conservancy in northeastern North Carolina.  S/he will support conservation staff with ongoing administrative tasks and substantial stewardship activities in the Preserve as needed. S/he will work closely with conservation staff to develop a better understanding of trail use at the Preserve using cameras and a newly installed trail counter system.   

Visitor services, outreach, and education (60%): 

  • Engage visitors:  preserve welcome, conversation, provide information, answer questions
  • Lead hike and open house events for visitors in Nags Head Woods Preserve.
  • Track newly installed trail counter system and develop reports that display trail use.
  • With guidance from conservation staff, install and track activity on trail cameras.
  • Take photos and assist staff in promoting the Preserve on social media.
  • Attend meetings, events, trainings and presentations relevant to the position.  
  • Organize and clean indoor visitor areas to appropriately represent The Nature Conservancy.

Preserve Stewardship Support (20%):

  • Maintain hiking trails by removing vegetation, raking, cleaning and other means to ensure safe public use.
  • Clean parking and outdoor visitor areas to appropriately represent The Nature Conservancy.
  • Assist with invasive plant management, native plant restoration, and other stewardship activities.
  • Document and map points of interest with hand held GPS and GIS mapping.
  • Perform other physical outdoor tasks as directed. 

General Office Support (20%):

  • Enter data and manage records.   
  • Perform additional administrative tasks as directed, including mailings and updating documents.

  • Will interact with visitors.
  • Work under close or infrequent supervision.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, in isolated settings, and under minor physically demanding circumstances.               
  • Requires minor physical exertion and/or muscular strain. 

  • High school diploma and 6 months of related experience.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g. hand tools, lawn mower, chainsaw, boat, kayak or canoe, etc).
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).


  • Two years of university or higher education in outdoor recreation, biological sciences, natural resource management, environmental education/communications, or equivalent field. 
  • Prior work and/or volunteer experience with the public in educational, environmental, outdoor or similar activities.
  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Interest in developing as a professional in education, resource management, conservation, or similar field.
  • Experience with GIS software and hand held GPS units.
  • Experience with still and video photography.
  • Clear communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
  • Possess organizational skills and strong attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in both an independent and team environment.  
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions from colleagues and supervisors.
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, web browsers, Google Earth, online mapping tools).


The duration of this position will be 13 weeks.  Housing is provided.


To apply to position number 48444, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 18, 2020.

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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 Conservancy’s background screening process.

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