Arlington, Virginia, USA
This is a hybrid-role with expectation of working from both the Arlington, VA office and remotely on a regular basis.
WHO WE ARE
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.”
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Finance and Information Specialist will support the financial and operational activities of TNC’s Corporate Insurance Program, which manages TNC’s insurance coverages to protect TNC’s assets, personnel, and activities globally. The Finance and Information Specialist will report to, and act as back-up for, the Senior Finance and Information Manager.
The Finance and Information Specialist will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the Corporate Insurance team by implementing tactics for approved plans and executing financial and operational tasks with excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through. Their financial responsibility may include purchasing, processing invoices, recording checks, assisting with budget preparation, and monitoring various insurance funds and reimbursements. Their information management responsibility will include gathering, maintaining, and reporting on key data related to the scope and priorities of the Corporate Insurance program, such as coverages, claims, exposures, and related entities. They will play a lead role in completing TNC’s annual insurance renewal applications. They will maintain and update the team’s intranet site. They will track contract and other insurance inquiries from Business Units. They will create presentation materials, draft communications, and document business processes. They will provide administrative support such as coordination for team meetings, mail routing, and file management. Finally, they will implement processes and practices to enhance team effectiveness and build resiliency.
The Finance and Information Specialist will work within scope of program’s strategic goals, act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems, demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information, and ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements. They will manage projects with several variables - set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability, may participate in complex negotiations, and provide input through project teams for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing programs. They will also travel and work flexible hours, as needed. The work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. The work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.
The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience in management of controls and reports of a business unit. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
- Experience managing and implementing multiple projects
- Experience working with cross-functional teams
- Experience generating reports and analyzing and interpreting the data
- Experience with business process analysis and/or improvement
- Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and any other relevant technology
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated
- Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
- Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
- Successful experience implementing strategic program goals
- Experience with SharePoint site administration
- Experience with financial and/or accounting systems
- Background/familiarity with commercial insurance
WHAT WE BRING
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 nature.org/careers.
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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