Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
About the Position
The Program Associate will help manage core functions and processes for the California Oceans Program of the Conservancy. The Associate coordinates grant management activities for public and private awards including preparation, submission, and management of grants, in partnership with Oceans Program staff and Development, Finance and Operations staffs. The Associate also helps facilitate annual planning, budgeting, and performance review cycles; administers contracts; manages and coordinates multiple core Program projects; conducts research to support priorities; facilitates team communications in multiple forms; and, serves as a liaison to other Program teams, and to other Conservancy departments such as External Affairs, Development, Marketing, Finance, and Operations. The Associate reports to the Director of the Oceans Program.
BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience managing and tracking multiple projects
Location and Benefits
The location of this position is negotiable within any major TNC office in California (Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, or San Diego).
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law. The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.
How to Apply
To apply and read the full job description of the Oceans Program Associate: 48987 position, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately on our careers site https://www.nature.org/careers. Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact email@example.com.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 28, 2020.
Internal Number: 48987
About The Nature Conservancy
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. The organization is tackling climate change and protecting lands, waters and oceans around the world. TNC envisions a positive future world where the aspirations of a growing human population are met – people are fed, healthy, employed, educated – and the diversity of all life persists.
One of TNC’s core values is its commitment to diversity, striving for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce that represents the communities we serve. Over the years, TNC has evolved from its roots as a US land trust into a global organization working in 79 countries. With over 4,000 employees sharing ideas across a global network of projects, TNC is building diverse coalitions with indigenous communities, the private sector, government, and non-profits to find common ground and create win-win solutions capable of producing results beyond an individual place. Through direct action,... transformative policy, and innovative financial solutions, its science-based approach protects, restores and encourages the sustainable use of nature while broadening the constituency for conservation by engaging citizens, policymakers, business leaders, financiers, and others in its work.
Managing one of the most effective private philanthropic organizations in the world, TNC has a robust membership program with over one million members, a growing online donor community, and one of the most successful planned-giving programs in the United States. In 2019, TNC had net assets of $7.7 billion and annual revenue exceeding $1 billion.
To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.