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Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Santa Fe, New Mexico is the preferred location, however, flexible arrangements are possible for candidates who live within New Mexico.



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.”


Driven by both urgency and hope, the Indigenous Partnerships Manager (IPM) will engage western science-based approaches, traditional ecological knowledge, and authentic, respectful relationships with collaborators to advance conservation programs, plans and methods on large-scale geographic areas that are culturally appropriate and meet mutual conservation goals of the New Mexico Field Office (NMFO) and relevant indigenous nations and their members. Working primarily in New Mexico, the IPM will build on existing partnerships and projects with TNC colleagues leading forest and fire management, freshwater conservation and management, conservation lands, and climate change mitigation and adaption programs, and other exciting work. The IPM will work to expand TNC’s role as a trusted conservation partner with New Mexico’s tribal nations, and will serve as part of an extended team working in North America to implement the Conservancy’s Indigenous Right Relations (IRR) Strategy. In partnership with other TNC staff the IPM works and communicates with diverse groups of people, including government officials (tribal, federal, and state), advisory and other Boards of Directors, partner organizations, collaborative groups, and the public.

May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.


Want to help save the planet while working in partnership with the indigenous nations who have stewarded this land since time immemorial? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in and where you can know you are making a difference every day.

We’re looking for someone with experience working for or in partnership with sovereign indigenous nations on conservation or resource management projects, and who has an in-depth understanding of tribal governance, culture, and concerns in New Mexico. The candidate should have strong communication and collaboration skills. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to and shape all the New Mexico business unit conservation programs including supporting our forests, freshwater, lands, indigenous partnerships, and climate strategies.


  • BA/BS, MA/MS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with tribal natural resource agencies.
  • Experience working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Forest Service, State Government, and Tribal Governments.
  • Experience developing partnerships with diverse groups, including but not limited to tribes, other conservation organizations, government entities, corporations and foundations, local communities.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.


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 $71,500- $75,850 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. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


To apply for job ID 54674, submit your current cover letter and resume online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

Our recruiting process is a rolling process to ensurwe we engage applicants in a timely manner. This means we review applications in the order in which they are received. Once a strong candidate pool is identified, the role will be unposted. The timeline may vary depending on the expressed interest in the role, so we highly encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.

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.