Conservation Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy

Remote, Alaska

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 70,000-74,000


Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Open to locations anywhere within Alaska, Southwest or Southcentral preferred 

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 Conservation Practitioner VI acts as the Conservation Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska, with focus on the Bristol Bay region. The Conservation Coordinator develops, manages, coordinates, and advances conservation projects in the Bristol Bay region and across Alaska, working with TNC staff and partners to ensure community support and engagement. The Conservation Coordinator reports to the Bristol Bay Program Director.  

The Conservation Coordinator provides technical leadership and support to the Alaska program by collaboratively planning, directing, and implementing conservation initiatives within the Bristol Bay region and across the Alaska program. The Conservation Coordinator develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of conservation planning, social, and economic tools in support of TNC’s conservation priorities. They work in partnership with federal and state agencies, local communities, Tribal governments, and Alaska Native corporations. They coordinate and support initiatives that advance The Nature Conservancy’s conservation programs, including but not limited to team coordination, strategic planning, communications, and fundraising efforts. 

Duties may include some or all the following: 

  • Lead and collaborate on conservation projects in support of program goals through project design, partner and stakeholder coordination, meeting facilitation, and project management. 
  • Collaborate with diverse staff and partners to identify and develop new opportunities. Garner cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals. 
  • Assist the Bristol Bay Program Director to identify relevant communication and fundraising needs, create supporting materials, and collaboratively carry out activities to secure public and private funding support. 
  • Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating, and contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget development.  
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.  
  • Shared interest in commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; including applying a racial equity/decolonizing lens to conservation strategy. 
  • Under minimal supervision, make independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context. 
  • May work with variety of internal experts to further other projects in support of the Conservation team and chapter-wide goals, such as team coordination and strategic planning.  
  • May supervise staff and/or volunteers.  
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.  
  • May travel domestically within and outside of Alaska, as much as 10%.  

Location: Anywhere within Alaska, Southwest or Southcentral preferred 

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’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver with a strong background in supporting a diverse, multi-disciplinary team focused on Indigenous and community-led conservation; strong coordination skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and excellent communication skills to fit in to our geographically dispersed team.  

The starting pay range for a candidate selected in this Alaska based position is generally within the annual range of $70,000 to $74,000. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors including, for example, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Your ability to work in this geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.  

Come join TNC and apply today! 

  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.  
  • Experience communicating with a wide range of audiences, both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Proven cultural competency, experience, and/or understanding of Alaskan Native culture, traditions, tribal governments, and issues.
  • 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 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.

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $70,000 to $74,000. 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.
To apply for job ID 54998, 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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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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.

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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