Want to help save the planet? This opportunity is ideal for a highly motivated individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization. In North America, The Nature Conservancy (the Conservancy) is concentrating its resources on the most critical landscapes, seascapes and watersheds across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean in iconic places like the Chesapeake Bay, the Colorado River basin, the boreal forests of Canada, as well as the corals and fisheries of the Caribbean. We’re also tackling the largest environmental challenges at the intersection of people and nature—from climate change to urban landscapes to sustainable agriculture. The Conservancy’s approach to conservation in North America supports a larger global vision and reflects a long-standing commitment to healthy economies, healthy communities and a healthy environment.
By joining the Conservancy’s North America Regional Team, you will be working in close partnership with senior leadership at the vanguard of science, corporate practices, and public policy to address environmental threats and seize transformational opportunities. You will be part of an enterprise on which the future well-being of people and nature depend.
The North America Region is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Executive Coordinator to the Executive Vice President and North America Managing Director (The Executive Director). This position will provide direct support to the Executive Director remotely, with minimal in-person interaction. They will report to the North America Region Managing Director for People and Operations. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced, highly distributed environment, have administrative experience, and will bring creativity and enthusiasm to the position. The Executive Coordinator will directly support the Executive Director with administrative duties that include but are not limited to travel arrangements, calendar management, drafting correspondence, preparing briefings, processing business expenses, as well as scheduling and coordinating logistics of meetings and other events. The position involves a lot of interaction with a broad spectrum of colleagues and is ideal for a candidate who values working in close partnership with senior leadership, is a good communicator, flexible, and works well with diverse peers.
Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision, and build long-term relationships with communities, government agencies, and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.
If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world and believe in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45479 by 11:59 pm ET on June 16th, 2017. Please note that the position location is Arlington, Virginia.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, 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 or veteran status or other status protected by law.
1. Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of experience and education, including 2 years providing direct administrative support (scheduling, travel, expenses) to executive leadership.
2. Experience working independently to prioritize, organize time, interpret guidelines, problem solve, while managing diverse portfolio of activities to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment under changing circumstances.
3. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English as well as strong relationship management abilities - demonstrating poise and composure when interacting with board members, donors, partners, government officials, and staff at all levels, as well as experience working with cross-functional teams.
4. Ability to use Microsoft Office and other software to communicate ideas and detailed information
1. Experience working remotely across teams and communicating with a wide range of people in a variety of time zones.
2. Experience stewarding relationships with executives, board of directors, donors, volunteers, the public, and/or all levels of staff.
3. Experience prioritizing a high volume of requests for a highly respected and sought-out executive while maintaining work-life balance for the executive.
4. Knowledge and interest in current and evolving technology utilized by program and ability to and explore and adapt to using new technologies as they emerge.
5. Experience in writing, editing, and proofreading for various audiences.
6. Experience negotiating agreements and managing contracts and budgets for events.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.