COSA Job opening: Conservation Data Manager (TNC-Colorado)

COSA community,

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Conservation Data Manager position with The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado Business Unit. Here’s the direct link to the full job posting (job ID# 51984), and applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on 9/9/22. The estimated starting salary is $72,000 – $76,000, and the position will be based out of TNC’s office in Boulder, CO with the option of in-office or flexible (hybrid) work arrangements. The person in this position will be expected to travel occasionally to field sites across Colorado and potentially to adjacent states, with frequency determined by business needs. Infrequent overnight travel to more remote locations is expected.

What We Can Achieve Together

As a member of the Conservation Science & Planning Team within TNC’s Colorado Business Unit, the Conservation Data Manager has a lead role in providing technical and scientific support for conservation projects, plans, strategies, and initiatives through geospatial data management and application. They design and maintain spatial and other relational datasets derived from cartographic and tabular source material, ensure efficient and secure access to conservation data for staff and teams across the Business Unit, design and produce complex queries and professional reports, and lead efforts to coordinate conservation data design, organization, function, and reporting. As directed by senior staff, the Conservation Data Manager also leads and/or assists with geospatial analyses and related tasks.

We’re Looking For You

You are an experienced, organized, and detail-oriented professional who guides conservation data collection, storage, processing, sharing, and reporting. In addition, you are a creative and collaborative problem solver who is motivated and energized by the use of spatial analysis, data visualization, and related approaches to support land and water conservation efforts, explore solutions to complex conservation challenges, and communicate effectively to diverse audiences including partners, funders, decision-makers, and the public. You will also help incorporate scientific developments into the evolving evidence base for Colorado’s conservation efforts, collaborate strategically with a broad and inclusive scientific community, leverage results to advance key conservation initiatives, and continuously expand your own skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join TNC-Colorado’s Conservation Science and Planning Team, and I’d appreciate your assistance with sharing this position widely. Although you’ll see requirements in TNC’s postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage applications even if you do not have all of the desired qualifications listed.



Drew Rayburn, Ph.D. | Director of Conservation Science and Planning | The Nature Conservancy in Colorado | drew.rayburn | C: +1 530 723 3233