Rapid Adaptive Management Program Manager (location flexible)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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30+ days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Arlington, Virginia, USA

North America Region or Latin American Region preferred. To see specifics visit: Where We Work.

Remote home office; the location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an already established office. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance.

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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


Transform How Conservation Happens
We are facing serious global biodiversity and climate crises, and the teams tackling these challenges are operating in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. These realities demand different ways of working, which is where the Agility Lab comes in. Rapid Adaptive Management (RAM), one of the Agility Lab’s offerings, is an implementation approach for teams navigating uncertainty as they build solutions to these complex challenges. RAM changes how teams work – and how they think about their work – so they can learn their way to impact. We have been co-creating and validating RAM for about two years and are turning our attention to scalability for the program. Communications and operations will be key components of the RAM Program Manager’s work.

Communicate About RAM
Developing and sharing clear, compelling communication about the purpose and content of RAM to a variety of audiences will be a key component of the RAM Program Manager’s work. As we scale RAM, the Program Manager will test a variety of approaches to communication to learn and adapt and lock in on effective approaches to communication.

Operationalize For Scale
The RAM Program Manager will use their keen eye for process to ensure that the RAM experience for teams and coaches is smooth, intuitive, responsive, and replicable. We’re looking for someone who strives to create supportive, simple systems that engage humans – rather than trying to turn humans into machines.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Coordinate the implementation of a communications strategy, which may include (and won’t be limited to) email newsletters, explainer videos, learning reports, and case studies
  • Develop and disseminate informative, inspiring communications which support strategic priorities for RAM
  • Communicate effectively with team members, team leads, and organizational leaders
  • Experiment with different ways to sell RAM, support teams through RAM, and communicate about the impact of RAM
  • Measure RAM’s impact through qualitative and quantitative means, gathering data to build a close-to-real-time understanding of what’s changing for RAM teams
  • Track and analyze performance data from teams
  • Ensure consistent feedback touchpoints with teams
  • Manage the pipeline of prospects for RAM using HubSpot
  • Assist with the hiring, onboarding, and management of RAM coaches
  • Assist with program development by gathering and incorporating feedback, drafting resources for teams, identifying and acting on opportunities to automate processes, and more
  • Identify opportunities to improve RAM and other Agility Lab work
  • Demonstrate discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Collaborate on full-team initiatives

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


You are a generalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and are determined to make an impact through your work. You proactively seek opportunities to improve just about everything, and feedback is a lifeblood for you. Tackling a variety of challenges and answering emergent questions energizes you, and “lean”, “empathy”, and “transformation” are among your favorite buzzwords. You communicate succinctly and effectively, you have an eye for streamlining systems, and you’d like to build measurement and evaluation experience. You can appreciate the complexity of organizational change and take the big picture into account when making specific, tactical decisions, and you want to join a motivated team of fun-havers to work in service of a grand vision.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Experience using crisp, proactive communication skills
  • Experience developing written content for a variety of audiences
  • 5-7 years of communications experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience communicating comfortably and effectively with a variety of people, using a variety of channels
  • Experience solving problems: identifying issues, acting on them, and incorporating feedback to deliver a work product
  • Experience assessing opportunities, defining success, and managing expectations with multiple involved parties
  • Experience with a variety of methodologies, including: Agile (Scrum, Kanban), Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Systems Thinking, Change Management


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supporting agile transformations
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion – in theory and in practice
  • Excitement about working on an agile team that is continually adapting their own ways of working
  • Experience with a growth mindset, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Experience working with small and growing organizations and/or entrepreneurial teams
  • Measurement and evaluation experience
  • Experience working with or within not-for-profit organizations
  • Experience bridging the divide between not-for-profit and for-profit organizations
  • Experience facilitating groups through design workshops, like Design Sprints
  • Experience with cross-cultural collaboration
  • Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Swahili, Bahasa Indonesia, or Mandarin Chinese

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 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 nature.org/careers.

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

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION


In lieu of a cover letter, please answer the following questions. Please limit each question to 200 words or less.

  • Why are you excited about this role?
  • What are your greatest strengths as a communicator?
  • Will you tell us about a time you created clarity in an ambiguous situation?

SALARY INFORMATION


The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000 USD, based on location and experience.

Job Family: Conservation

Job Number: 250005

Salary Grade: 7

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52096, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on September 22, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.