Executive/Operations Assistant

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The Nature Conservancy

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Lander, WY, United States

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24 days ago


Lander, Wyoming, USA

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The Executive/Operations Assistant will provide direct administrative, financial and operational support to the Wyoming State Director as well as to members of the chapter’s Leadership Management Team. The position will work on a variety of administrative, financial, fundraising and donor/trustee activities and will report to the State Director, with a “dotted line” reflecting delegation of duties from both the Director of Development and the Director of Finance and Operations. The Assistant will serve as the chapter’s Trustee Liaison, which entails event planning and communication functions designed to ensure Trustee engagement and satisfaction. This is a full-time position based in Lander, WY.
The position will be responsible for a variety of administrative support tasks, which include travel arrangements, calendar management, drafting correspondence including publications, reports and proposals, processing expenses, scheduling and coordinating logistics of meetings and special events for donors, donor prospects and trustees, and answering phones. They will work to ensure chapter compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and will create and implement processes and practices to improve effectiveness. The position will coordinate activities with multiple variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timelines. They will communicate on behalf of their supervisor with staff in various programs across the Conservancy; and with donors, trustees, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will effectively communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. They will perform administration functions that may include finance, human resource, information sytems, safety, private grants tracking, and other tasks.
Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience; work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines;
Work within scope of program’s strategic goals;
Coordinate projects with several variables, work within a defined timeline and budget;
Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
Perform non-routine analysis, research and follow-through;
Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements;
Make purchases, process invoices, contract with vendors, and assist with budget preparation;
May act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in supervisor’s stead when instructed;
May supervise administrative and/or volunteer staff, including training and professional development;
Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs;
Refer difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor;
Travel and work flexible hours; and
Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination;
Experience generating reports and interpreting data;
Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;
Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines; and
Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;
Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems;
Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results;
Experience with scheduling, planning and executing events;
Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results;
Experience working with a board of directors, donors, volunteers, the public, and/or all levels of staff; and/or
Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.

To apply for job ID 51879, 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 . Position is open until filled.
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