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United States

Remote, USA





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 Senior Attorney will independently provide very high value legal services on complex matters to advance The Nature Conservancy’s priorities and appropriately manage risk focusing on TNC’s impact investment portfolio. The attorney will be part of a specialized team of attorneys and paralegals and will report to a senior attorney on the team.

They will apply highly developed analytical and risk management skills to serve organizational needs efficiently and effectively, clearly articulate complex legal concepts and options to project managers, high-level managers, and the Board of Directors. They will also ensure that transactions and activities are legally sound and consistent with the organization’s mission, authority, policies, and procedures. They will need to travel occasionally and work long or flexible hours as needed.


The Senior Attorney provides legal advice and direction on very complex matters to assigned programs, including structuring, drafting, and negotiating structured finance agreements with sovereigns and commercial lenders in support of TNC’s Nature Bonds program. The Senior Attorney will support NatureVest’s impact investment work, including private investment funds, debt and equity investment documentation and influencing decision-makers at all levels of the Conservancy through strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others to turn conceptual ideas into legally enforceable agreements.

They will hold an advisory role organization-wide on key issues or major projects arising when dealing with investments, including US securities law compliance, investment advisor and broker dealer matters, and corporate structure and governance. They will build relationships across the Conservancy using their ability to communicate complex legal concepts to non-lawyers in order to facilitate transactions that have multiple stakeholders and advise other attorneys based on recognized substantive expertise and judgement. As Senior Attorney, you will be our go-to person on high-profile, cutting-edge conservation transactions like Nature Bonds. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our Legal team!



  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent and license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Seven (7) years relevant legal experience, including at least five (5) years of experience in cross border securities, project finance, structured finance, sovereign debt, or similar transactions.
  • Securities law experience.
  • Experience negotiating complex, sensitive or high-profile transactions and agreements.
  • In-house experience and/or law firm experience advising clients and senior management.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience.
  • Experience working on transactions with foreign governments and development finance institutions.
  • Experience developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Combined ten (10) years of law firm and in-house experience.


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.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $160,000-$210,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


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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.

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.