The ideal candidate will be a college graduate with some experience in conservation (restoration, land management, etc.) and is looking for opportunities to learn and grow as a professional in the field of conservation by gaining hands-on experience. The Fellow will be provided with opportunities to network with other agencies, attend professional conferences, and work independently. While participating in various aspects of conservation land management from planning and budgeting to maintenance and ecological monitoring, the Fellow will practice skills such as: decision-making, problem solving, project management; public speaking; and leadership.
This position requires irregular hours, long days, and some travel on short notice. S/he provides maintenance/management of equipment/facilities, assists with invasive management, care of livestock (cattle/bison), participates in prescribed fire and outreach. Housing is shared with employees, volunteers, and partners will be provided at the Cross Ranch Prairie Preserve Office near Center, North Dakota. The Fellow is required to live on the preserve. Transportation from the Cross Ranch office to work sites will be provided by The Nature Conservancy. This is an 18-month position starting March 30th, 2020 and ending October 29, 2021 (there is flexibility with start/end dates). This is a full-time, benefited position. Work hours vary from 35-50+ hours per week with possible evening, weekend, or holiday work required depending on the season, associated projects, and training opportunities.