Juneau, Alaska, USA
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 Conservation Operations Specialist will provide a broad range of resources and support to advance Indigenous and Local Community led conservation. They will manage conservation operations and coordinate several activities related to TNC’s Emerald Edge Program and TNC’s Alaska Chapter including team meetings (creating agendas, materials, notes and assisting with logistics), events management, and procurement. The Conservation Operations Specialist will support in-person and remote gatherings to advance this work through team building, capacity building, and focused project development. They work collaboratively to develop and implement activities and logistics including scheduling, coordination on budget, reporting, calendar management, contract management, file management, and organizing multiple tasks and activities.
The Conservation Operations Specialist will adapt processes and implement recommended practices to improve effectiveness. They will maintain, track, report on and communicate information and act as point of contact for cross functional collaboration. They will keep apprised of TNC initiatives and bring innovative approaches to the team through networking with peers and project members. They will gain advanced knowledge of the TNC systems and resources utilized by the teams including project management software, to provide programmatic support and coordination. They will complete activities with multiple variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing to timelines. They will provide guidance based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures.
The Conservation Operations Specialist will coordinate with rightsholders and stakeholders and may serve as the lead liaison with Indigenous and local communities, other partners or vendors. They will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy, as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will keep up to date on best practices in order to improve team functions.
This position reports to the Alaska Director of Finance and Operations and in close coordination with the Emerald Edge Program Director,The location for this position is Juneau, Alaska. This position requires travel, up to 10%, and work flexible hours as needed.
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 a strong background in supporting a diverse, multi-disciplinary team focused on Indigenous and community-led conservation and community building; experience working in and with Indigenous communities; strong coordination skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and excellent communication skills to fit in to our geographically dispersed team. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in the areas of community-led economic development; partnership-based conservation; and Indigenous science, conservation and values and to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by supporting the work of our team!
The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $67,500 to $71,000 for annual base salary for this Juneau, AK location. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors including, for example, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Your ability to work in this geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
- Experience generating reports and analyzing and interpreting data.
- Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.
- Experience with business process analysis and/or improvement.
- Experience with current technology in relevant field.
- Experience working with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams.
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.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at nature.org/careers. We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.
The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $67,500 – $71,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA and for this Juneau, AK location. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors including, for example, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Your ability to work from this location will be confirmed during the recruitment.
Job Family: Operations
Job Number: 700041
Salary Grade: 6
To apply for job ID 54030, submit your resume and cover letter materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact email@example.com. This position will remain open until filled and applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.
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.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.
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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.
Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.