SNAPP Program Manager

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The Nature Conservancy

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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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13 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


The work location for this position is flexible within locations in the Americas where The Nature Conservancy has an established office.

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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.”

Since 2013, the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) has convened more than 50 teams of experts from non-profits; industry; academia; indigenous, Tribal, community and government agencies. These “working groups” rapidly bring science to bear otherwise intractable challenges affecting both nature conservation and sustainable development. SNAPP is a privately funded partnership between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This dynamic program has engaged people from nearly 700 institutions from more than 50 countries across the globe. Explore how SNAPP uses science as a force for positive change on our website or by checking out @SNAPPartnership on Twitter or LinkedIn!

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The SNAPP Program Manager provides strategic and substantive support to the day-to-day operations of Science for Nature and People Partnership. You will sit in the TNC Global Science business unit, report directly to the SNAPP Director, and work in close collaboration with the Global Science Contracts Manager, Global Science Finance Specialist, and the SNAPP Program Representative from WCS to ensure the smooth execution of the annual Request for Proposals (RFP), working group meetings and governance. With guidance and direction from the SNAPP Director and Management Team, you will be responsible for serving as the public face of SNAPP to prospective applicants and coordinator of information for SNAPP business processes within Global Science, more broadly in TNC, and to external organizations.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


Are you looking for work you can believe in? Do you enjoy working with energetic colleagues across the globe motivated by making the world a better place? 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 motivated problem-solver, a good organizer, and a passionate advocate for our planet and its people. 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.

As the SNAPP Program Manager, you can move TNC’s mission forward by:

  • Running the annual Request for Proposals (RFP) for funding SNAPP working group teams. You will serve as the key point-person for prospective applicants by responding regularly to the SNAPP Secretariat inbox in close consultation with the SNAPP Director and Management Team, liaise with the vendor for the online proposal portal to ensure technical issues are resolved in a timely manner, and coordinate updating guidance materials and resources for applicants and awarded working groups. You will help ensure SNAPP runs efficiently by participating in first-round screening applications for relevance and mission-fit.
  • Scheduling, organizing and providing follow-up for meetings of SNAPP governance bodies and SNAPP program staff and working group leadership. You will provide critical support to SNAPP Board of Directors, Science Advisory Council and Management Team meetings, as well as strategic meetings between SNAPP staff and working group leadership, scheduling, creating agendas, preparing background information and taking notes, as needed.
  • Coordinating information for contracts for working group and governance meeting arrangements. You will work closely with the Global Science Contracts Manager and Finance Specialist to ensure the smooth engagement of identified facilitators, lodging, catering, venue spaces, as well as reimbursement of participant travel expenses.
  • Maintaining SNAPP information systems, including the public facing website and shared drive. Working closely with TNC website developers and designers, you will regularly update the SNAPP website with working group achievements, new working group pages and updates to SNAPP leadership bodies, including updating the meeting attendee database. You will ensure timely organization and accessibility of SNAPP’s archives and working files on a shared Box drive.
  • Supporting the organization and management of special trainings and strategic projects. You may also support the Management Team and working groups in training and professional development for SNAPP leaders and postdocs; monitoring, evaluation and learning effort; and other projects as needed.


The location for this role is flexible within the Americas. Co-working facilities with a local TNC office are possible if the candidate lives nearby. No immigration or relocation assistance is available for this position.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination;
  • 2 years of project management experience or 1 year acting as a project lead;
  • Completed coursework or other training on project management principles;
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple simultaneous projects;
  • Experience managing project teams and working with cross-functional staff;
  • Experience tracking scheduling and financial aspects of small to large projects that range from short to long term; and
  • Experience using project management techniques or software.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences will be helpful;
  • Experience planning and facilitating meetings across global time zones;
  • Degree or experience, including volunteer, in nature conservation, sustainable development, humanitarian aid or related field;
  • Skills in basic manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting budget and/or demographic information;
  • Experience in working with diverse, multi-disciplinary projects and teams;
  • Communication, negotiation, and presentation experience.

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 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 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 51945, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. 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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