Equitable Energy Transition Advisor

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The Nature Conservancy

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30+ days ago


United States

Flexible hybrid or remote location within the US.





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 world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The Nature Conservancy’s global Climate Change team is advancing three strategies to help achieve these urgent climate goals: (1) accelerating the transition to renewable energy; (2) catalyzing natural climate solutions to sustainably manage, restore, and protect forests and other ecosystems; and (3) deploying nature-based defenses to build resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

The Equitable Energy Transition Advisor supports strategies for accelerating an equitable transition to renewable energy to meet the Conservancy’s 2030 goals. They advise global, regional, and project teams on DEIJ principles, processes, and practices, design strategies, build and strengthen capacity for implementation, and support tracking of progress. They play a lead role in engaging key partners and organizations working for an equitable energy transition and build relationships and collaborative initiatives. The Advisor identifies and advises on how to apply best practices for supporting community co-benefits in the development of renewable energy projects and infrastructure. They conduct analyses relevant to strategies, build TNC’s knowledge base, and support our communities of practice. They may advise TNC external affairs, communications, marketing, and philanthropy staff on issues related to the global strategy for an equitable energy transition.


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. The Nature Conservancy’s Renewable Energy Transition strategy team is working to accelerate a clean, green, and equitable energy future. Mitigating climate change requires a rapid, massive buildout of renewable energy infrastructure to achieve net-zero emissions goals. Such a comprehensive energy transition requires a smart buildout—one that supports goals for the climate, conservation, and communities.

We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. They advise, design, and support implementation of our renewable energy strategies and build relationships and partnerships to accomplish program goals. They work with cross-functional team members over whom there is no direct supervisory authority to garner support for strategies, identify best practices for implementing an equitable energy transition, and advise on applying metrics for tracking progress. Help support an equitable energy transition and apply today… Join us!


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in the climate, energy, or conservation sector.
  • Experience leading complex projects or strategic initiatives in a cross-functional and matrixed environment.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.
  • Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.


  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • 7-10 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training related to business, governmental, and/or climate and environmental policy and practices pertaining to the renewable energy sector and an equitable transition.
  • Experience building networks, managing partnerships, facilitating informational sessions, and supporting knowledge sharing.
  • Experience with community outreach and best practices for community engagement.
  • Experience receiving stakeholder input, developing strategies, and implementing plans.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and consensus building experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet time sensitive deadlines.


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.


To apply for job ID 52406, 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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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.