Now Hiring: Conservation Associate

Black Swamp Conservancy seeks a Conservation Associate to join our land protection and stewardship team. The Associate’s duties and responsibilities will extend to all aspects of accomplishing the Conservancy’s mission, including:

  • Overseeing the Conservancy’s conservation easement monitoring program
  • Initiating and managing land protection projects
  • Grant writing to support land acquisitions
  • Creating Baseline Documentation Reports

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental policy, natural resource management, biology or a closely related field
  • At least two years non-profit experience, preferably with a land trust or similar conservation organization
  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects at the same time
  • A dedicated team player with a sense of humor and a commitment to protecting the natural environment who also works well independently
  • Available to work before and after normal business hours and on the weekends, as necessary

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with conservation easement monitoring
  • Experience initiating and managing real estate transactions
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS, GPS and field mapping techniques
  • Experience creating baseline documentation reports
  • Experience securing and managing grant funding
  • Knowledge of Great Lakes ecosystems
  • Knowledge of Agricultural Best Management Practices

More than anything, Black Swamp Conservancy is looking for …

A highly-motivated, creative, organized and detail-oriented self-starter with a passion to serve our land conservation mission. The Associate must have strong diplomatic skills and the ability to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.


The Conservancy offers a competitive compensation package including health insurance and retirement match. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please respond by submitting a resume, cover letter with salary requirements and writing sample in Word or PDF format by June 9th to No phone calls, please.

About Black Swamp Conservancy

Black Swamp Conservancy is an accredited land trust serving northwest Ohio and the Western Lake Erie Basin. The organization currently protects more than 155 properties covering more than 21,000 acres and representing some of our region’s finest family farms, wetlands, woodlands and other open spaces.

We have many active projects in progress, including large-scale stream and wetland restoration projects.


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