Climate Adaptation Practitioner

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The Nature Conservancy

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New York City, NY, United States

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16 days ago


New York, USA

New York State or commutable to New York State



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.”


The Nature Conservancy envisions a New York where floodplains and shorelines function naturally and dynamically, and people are safe from the impacts of rising water and eroding lands. We work to accomplish this vision by protecting floodplains and shorelines from new development and hardening as well as restoring natural function to degraded floodplains and shorelines, which often involves making way for water.

The Climate Adaptation Practitioner supports the New York Division Climate Adaptation Team to test and implement solutions to the climate impacts facing New Yorkers, with a focus on flooding. They support the Climate Adaptation Director and other team members, coordinate projects, and participate in work to learn about and address critical threats to natural ecosystems and people. They implement conservation strategies and help to coordinate community participation and partnerships with conservations organizations. They may interact with local governments and community members and will need to be a good communicator. All member of this team must be flexible and willing to pitch in on a wide variety of tasks to keep our work moving forward.


Want to help save the planet? From the mountains to the sea, the New York Division of The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to tackling climate change and ensuring that people and nature can thrive for many years to come. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a flexible, motivated individual ready to learn and grow within a supportive team. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience communicating technical topics with various audiences via written, spoken, and graphical means.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience managing projects, coordinating schedules, deliverables, and deadlines.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • 3-5 years’ education or experience in natural resource management, landscape ecology, community planning, social science, disaster recovery or other relevant field.
  • Knowledge of climate change science and adaptation practices.
  • Knowledge of land acquisition, management, and stewardship.
  • Working knowledge of geographic information systems and data management principles.
  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects including workload, timeline, and budget.
  • Experience building partnerships.
  • Experience engaging with the public.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in innovation and lean/agile project management.
  • Experience using collaboration applications such as Microsoft Teams, Trello, Zoom, and Miro.


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

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


Salary range: $52,400 - $83,100

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and based on location within the state


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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 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.

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 while committing to closing the gender pay gap 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.