Global Aquaculture Project Coordinator

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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 for this role is flexible within countries where TNC has an established office. Ideally in a time zone compatible with North, South, and Central America and within proximity of 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 Global Aquaculture Project Coordinator supports The Nature Conservancy’s Global Aquaculture Program and Division/Regional business units. The Project Coordinator leads business strategy and supports operations across the Aquaculture Program’s application of learnings from the Pacific Island Tuna project to shrimp aquaculture. The position reports to TNC’s Global Aquaculture Lead. May involve domestic and international travel of 10% or more. This is a termed position, with a length of two years, with the intent to extend, contingent upon funding and project outcomes.

The Global Aquaculture Project Coordinator will work with shrimp supply chain stakeholders globally to evaluate market readiness of key sustainability solutions in shrimp aquaculture. This will involve collaborating with industry partners to define the economics and design of sustainability interventions in feed production and shrimp farming. The Project Coordinator will also track progress against sustainability commitments made by industry partners in location-specific shrimp projects in Ecuador and Thailand, working with them to ensure timely execution. They may manage domestic and international legal contracting and agreements processes, with support and direction from TNC’s legal team and external counsel. They will also assist the broader Aquaculture Program team with operations coordination, including strategy development, outcomes tracking, team communications and management, logistics management, and more.


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

TNC’s Global Aquaculture Team is distributed across multiple geographies and time zones. The location for this role is flexible within countries where TNC has an established office. Ideally in a time zone compatible with North, South, and Central America and within proximity of a major international airport. No immigration or relocation assistance is available for this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Natural Resource Management, Aquaculture, Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations, International Development, or related field and 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination.
  • Experience leading complex projects or strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience researching, critically analyzing, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.
  • Experience writing and editing programmatic and informational material.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience.
  • Experience and educational background in aquaculture, particularly sustainability issues in the shrimp industry.
  • Self-starter with ability to generate and execute work plans with limited support in line with the overall conservation strategies.
  • Experience developing and implementing project management tools and processes.
  • Experience contributing to business plans or major strategy assessments.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English. Knowledge of Thai or Bahasa a plus.
  • Experience developing and delivering high quality presentations to external partners.
  • Willingness to learn and develop expertise in new conservation strategies, economic drivers, management tools, and global affairs.
  • Team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with external partners.


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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