Job Type: Permanent


The estimated starting salary for this three-year term position is $44,600 – $51,480/annually, dependent on location, qualifications and experience.


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. 

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.”


The Sage-Steppe Conservation Coordinator will work within a multi-year partnership between The Nature Conservancy in Oregon and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This person will play a critical role in delivering accessible science to federal land managers by supporting the “Land Health Community of Practice,” a peer-to-peer network focused on the health of BLM-managed landscapes in eastern Oregon. This will involve hosting virtual workshops, facilitating group processes, and leading dialogues to foster knowledge sharing that can ultimately result in improved management across vast areas of sage-steppe habitat. This group interacts across a range of interdisciplinary topics, including wildlife habitat management, native plant restoration, and livestock grazing. This role delivers frequent written and verbal communications, including meeting outreach, newsletter-style updates, summaries and presentations that demystify complex topics relevant to land management. The position involves a blend of virtual and in-person engagement, including frequent video conferencing and intermittent travel across eastern Oregon—for example, to Burns, Lakeview, and Vale, Oregon. The Sage-steppe Conservation Coordinator will report to the Resilient Rangeland Strategy Lead and will work closely with a team of colleagues across eastern Oregon on additional projects related to rangeland management and collaborative conservation.


Are you interested in effective public land management that supports rural communities, wildlife, and the sagebrush ecosystem? Are you drawn to facilitation—helping groups of people gain shared understanding and take action collaboratively? Are you excited to work with people—rather than against them—to benefit nature? Would you thrive in a well-supported, complex interdisciplinary professional arena? We’re looking for you!

Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management, geography or related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with completing tasks independently and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience with written and verbal communications.
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects.


  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources and work independently.
  • Experience with facilitation and/or public speaking.
  • Ability to plan, administer and record results of meetings and workshops.


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.