TNC’s Chicago Urban Conservation Program builds on the Conservancy’s science-based, collaborative, results-oriented approach and its record of contributing creative and effective solutions to conservation challenges. We work to achieve benefits for people and nature in Chicago and neighboring communities by increasing access to and engagement with urban nature, increasing urban biodiversity and improving community resilience and public health by implementing natural solutions as essential components of a healthy, just, climate-resilient city. All our work is done collaboratively in partnership with other leading agencies and organizations across Chicago and neighboring communities and aligned with environmental and social justice priorities.
The Community Stewardship Program Assistant will support the Community Stewardship Program by coordinating and leading volunteers at community stewardship workdays. The purpose of the Program Assistant is to further restoration, conservation, and community engagement in Chicago Park District Natural Areas, complementing the efforts of Department of Cultural and Natural Resources. This position will be under the supervision of the Community Stewardship Program Manager, a shared position between the Chicago Park District and The Nature Conservancy. This is full-time, temporary 12-month position. The starting hourly rate for this position is $21.00 per hour.