Policy Advocacy and Outreach Associate

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The Nature Conservancy

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Harrisburg, PA, United States

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16 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

This position has a work location preference for Harrisburg, PA. Qualified candidates may be considered for remote work options within reasonable same-day commuting proximity to Harrisburg, PA –those locations which facilitate the ability to commute on an as-needed basis for meetings and in-person work sessions expected six to eight days per month.
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WHO WE ARE


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

TNC’s Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter comprises forty employees committed to teamwork; cross-collaboration; professional development; a fun and inclusive office culture; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice learning and practices. Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are key components to advancing our Mission, and we encourage you to apply

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Policy Advocacy and Outreach Associate will primarily work in Pennsylvania and Delaware to support TNC’s conservation, climate, clean transportation, and clean energy policy priorities. The individual will work closely with TNC staff and external stakeholders to identify opportunities and develop strategies to reach target audiences in support of advancing TNC’s mission through policy. Responsibilities include tracking policies and decisions that directly affect TNC’s goals; developing communications materials for consumption by elected officials, their staff, and influential constituencies; developing tools and procedures for robust relationship and engagement tracking; development and execution of ongoing constituent engagement and mobilization strategies and actions. In addition, the individual is expected to build external strategic partnerships by serving as TNC’s representative on various conservation and climate stakeholder groups. This role also will assist in devising strategies to ensure equitable conservation and climate gains.

Want to learn more about what you’ll do as the Policy Advocacy and Outreach Associate? https://tnc.box.com/s/irqwf91z8zdxuql2ifckv270wfjgic8k

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


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 passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

This position has a work location preference for Harrisburg, PA. Qualified candidates may be considered for remote work options within reasonable same-day commuting proximity to Harrisburg, PA –those locations which facilitate the ability to commute on an as-needed basis for meetings and in-person work sessions expected six to eight days per month.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination.
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience executing advocacy strategies such as email campaigns, media campaigns, constituent outreach, social media campaigns, coordinating lobby days and other advocacy events, or comparable experience.
  • Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with internal and external audiences.
  • Experience working with partners/government agencies.
  • Experience interacting with senior leadership in a professional manner.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, environmental policy. communications or related field.
  • Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units, and functions to achieve optimal results.
  • Experience in development and drafting of advocacy, policy, and strategic communications materials.
  • Knowledge or interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to climate and environmental policy.
  • Experience building networks or organizational capacity.
  • Experience utilizing planning and tracking tools or developing new tracking tools in service to team objectives.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships, coalitions, and collaborations.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Experience working in state and federal regulatory and legislative environments.
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Collaborative; team oriented
  • Self-starting, independent worker who can thrive in a decentralized organization with minimal oversight.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include 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 in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 51942, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on August 29, 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.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.