Biodiversity and Nature Specialist

The Nature Conservancy

Remote, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $60,000 - $85,000

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.  

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:

The Biodiversity and Nature Specialist is a member of TNC’s Corporate Engagement Science and Standards team in the Impact Finance & Markets Division. The Corporate Engagement (CE) team, one of four business units in the Impact Finance & Markets Division, provides technical leadership to translate the value of nature and conservation into actionable and standards-aligned strategies for the private sector.

The Biodiversity and Nature Specialist will be responsible for advancing biodiversity and nature via the private sector. A core function of this role will be adapting existing conservation biology science and third-party standards to applied contexts for corporations to act within and beyond their direct operations and value chains. They will need to stay up to date on emerging related to corporate biodiversity target-setting and reporting frameworks, working in close coordination with their supervisor for guidance and direction. 

The Biodiversity and Nature Specialist will report to the Biodiversity and Nature Program Lead on the Science and Standards Team in Corporate Engagement.

This position may be based in any country where TNC has an established entity and within 5 hours of US Eastern Time, taking into consideration legal restrictions, such as non-national ratios and immigration processing times.


An essential function of the Biodiversity and Nature Specialist will be to manage internal feedback and inquiries related to biodiversity and nature as it pertains to the private sector on topics including metrics, voluntary market mechanisms, and others.  They will work with scientists and conservation teams across the organization and located throughout the world to align on internal priorities and then execute on those priorities through direct interface with companies and partner organizations, working in close coordination with their supervisor.

They will advise internal and external teams on effective pathways for securing equitable solutions for nature and biodiversity, with an emphasis on connecting TNC’s wealth of science and experience with external audiences, including third-party standards bodies (e.g., TNFD, SBTN, etc.) and companies seeking to take credible action and invest in a nature positive future. They will compile and present excellent written and oral reports for audiences with varying levels of technical expertise and cultural backgrounds. The Biodiversity and Nature Specialist will be expected to adhere to the Conservancy’s rigorous scientific and corporate engagement principles and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to produce quality conservation deliverables on-time and within budget.


  • Stay up to date on best available science and standards vis-à-vis best practices for corporate nature and biodiversity action and investments.
  • Participate in relevant third-party standards and platforms to advance multi-stakeholder action around nature and biodiversity.
  • Coordinate with other scientists and key decision makers within and outside of TNC.
  • Help ensure programs and strategy are built on a credible scientific and technical basis.
  • Develop and present written and oral communications for audiences with a broad range of technical expertise.
  • Work with external and internal collaborators to design and implement corporate collaborations and programs in alignment with TNC’s strategies.
  • Maintain a learner’s mindset, i.e., staying comfortable with ambiguity and being willing to ask questions.
  • Some travel anticipated; up to 10% of time (global and domestic).

We’re Looking for You:

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. We are a high functioning team who values collaboration, mutual respect, and curiosity. We're looking for a developing scientist to help us ensure our corporate partnerships are built on a foundation of robust science and accountability. If you are a scientist interested in creating impactful partnerships with corporations to deliver conservation benefits in agriculture, this job is for you!

What You’ll Bring:

  • Master's Degree in conservation biology or a related field (e.g., ecology, biology, natural resources sciences, marine biology, etc.) and 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience collecting, manipulating, analyzing and interpreting scientific data.
  • Experience preparing reports of findings.
  • Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results;
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English.

What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Salary Information:

This position may be based in any country where TNC has an established entity, taking into consideration legal restrictions, such as non-national ratios and immigration processing times. For U.S. based applicants only, the starting pay range for this position is generally within the range of $60,000 - $85,000 for annual base salary and is based on location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. For all other applicants, pay ranges will be in local currency, the pay range will be based on the local labor market, and not tied to the above pay range. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment and used to determine your actual pay range. Additionally, for all applicants, actual pay will fall within a range based on a variety of factors including, for example, the candidate’s qualifications, specific skills, and experience.  


To apply for job ID 55260, 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.

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.

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.

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Category Ecology, General / Stewardship, Land Trust