Aquaculture Investment Conservation Manager

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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30+ days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA


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The location of this position is flexible within countries within countries that TNC has an established office. The ideal locations and time zones are the east coast of North America (i.e., Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington D.C. metro areas), the UK, or Central Europe. The individual should be based within proximity within a major international airport. No immigration or relocation assistance is available for this position. Arlington, VA is TNC's headquarters.



The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Conservation Manager, Aquaculture Investment advances The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to encourage catalyse impact capital into sustainable and restorative aquaculture farms and transformative technologies. The Nature Conservancy has partnered with an investment manager to establish the world’s first aquaculture investment fund designed to actively improve ocean health. The Conservation Manager serves to implement the fund’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. The Conservation Manager will be responsible for screening and creating detailed ESG due diligence reports of prospective investments building from existing guidelines and tools developed by TNC and make formal recommendations to the fund’s Conservation Committee. Working collaboratively with the manager’s team, the Conservation Manager will work with prospective investees to develop impact action plans for companies. The Conservation Manager will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the fund’s investees to track progress against fund impact targets and company specific Key Performance indicators. The Conservation Manager will be responsible for generating fund level bi-annual impact reporting and generate an annual impact report. The Conservation Manager will also work to share learnings and distribute tools and sustainable investing practices more broadly with the investment sector to help the fund’s conservation approaches gain greater application. The position may involve international travel up to 30% of the time.

This position reports to the Nature Conservancy’s Global Aquaculture Lead.


If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join the Global Aquaculture Program as a Conservation Manager, Aquaculture Investment! Not only will you fulfil your objectives to advance sector-leading companies that improve the environmental footprint and productivity of aquaculture systems, but you’ll have exposure to a broad network of aquaculture sustainability professionals and the investment community.

We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person to act as a lead Conservation Manager in the aquaculture industry and work within our Global Aquaculture Program, which is part of the Global Provide Food and Water Business Unit. A significant understanding of sustainability issues within the aquaculture sector, analytical skills, project management expertise, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment are key in this role.

The location of this position is flexible within countries within countries that TNC has an established office. The ideal locations and time zones are the east coast of North America (i.e., Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington D.C. metro areas), the UK, or Central Europe. The individual should be based within proximity within a major international airport. No immigration or relocation assistance is available for this position.

Come join TNC and apply today!


  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in aquaculture sustainability, natural resource management, impact investing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, under deadlines.
  • Experience developing and implementing sustainability tools to assess and inform industry/company practices.
  • Experience communicating and synthesizing and presenting complex information concisely to senior management teams for decision making.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and generate quality products under fast turnaround times.
  • Experience developing KPIs and database management


  • MS in Aquaculture, Agriculture, Marine Resource Management, or alternatively MBA.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in aquaculture sustainability and or/impact investment, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing best practices in impact/ESG investing in food production sectors.
  • Knowledge of current trends, practices, and technology in aquaculture farming and technology, particularly within Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Knowledge of/experience working with existing sustainability/certification schemes relevant to the aquaculture sector.
  • Experience working with and existing networks in the impact investing/ESG community.
  • Experience managing contracts and executing programs within budgetary constraints.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Fundraising experience a plus.
  • Experience in finance and investments


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.


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