Campaigns Advisor

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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26 days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA

The location for this position is negotiable throughout the Southeastern U.S. (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tenessee, Virginia and Kentucky.) 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 Campaigns Advisor serves as a campaign and advocacy strategist to The Nature Conservancy’s state chapters, global programs, and partner groups on ballot measures, issue campaigns, and lobbying initiatives. The Advisor works to implement state and national work plans related to policy priorities of the Conservancy, including land, water, and ocean protection, climate, and cities.

The salary range for this position is between $81,000 and $123,000. Specific salary ranges will vary depending on the location of the selected candidate. Position location is negotiable within the United States, with a strong preference to be located within the Southeastern U.S.

The Campaigns Advisor leads a team or works with an interdisciplinary team to serve as a subject matter expert and advisor on complex and strategic issues. They liaise with TNC’s global strategy teams, Science and Field Conservation staff, other External Affairs departments and with TNC’s Operating Units to further conservation goals, policies and strategy.

The Campaigns Advisor works closely with and serves as a liaison and information contact to The Nature Conservancy’s Southeastern state chapters in developing and executing strategies designed to increase public funding and improve public policy for conservation at the state and local level. Campaigns will involve conducting public finance ballot campaigns, legislative and administrative policy campaigns, and opposition campaigns against anti-conservation measures. This position requires the ability to consult and provide advice on a wide variety of campaign strategy and influence tools, including, polling, message development, coalitions, grassroots and grass tops strategies, lobbying strategy, voter databases, targeting, field strategy, media, digital tactics, and other advocacy tools. The individual will work closely with TNC staff and external consultants to identify opportunities and develop strategies to reach identified audiences in support of advancing TNC’s conservation, climate, and energy policies. This Campaigns Advisor will serve as a subject matter expert on ballot measures and campaign strategy and will work with states and whole systems to achieve conservation funding and policy goals


The challenges facing our planet today require comprehensive solutions that address the well-being of people and nature and lay the foundation for future conservation efforts. Promoting policies that provide benefits to both people and nature is critical to securing lasting conservation outcomes. The work and expertise of The Nature Conservancy’s External Affairs programs are integral to this effort. External Affairs is helping to shape the government policies that help make possible achievement of transformative conservation outcomes to address climate change, enhance protection of lands, waters, and the ocean, and provide food and water sustainably. We have an awesome task at hand, and the work that you do here will have a direct impact on our success.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, management or other relevant field and 5 years of government relations or corporate sector experience, or equivalent combination education/experience.
  • Fluency in English
  • Analytical and project management experience. Demonstrated experience in successfully developing and implementing complex projects in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Experience with advocacy tools and tactics, such as polling, targeting, voter databases, digital tactics, etc.
  • Experience in using communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience using negotiation skills.


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 a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

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


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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.

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