Human Resource Administrator

The Nature Conservancy

Boulder, Colorado

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The starting salary will be based on experience, knowledge, and location. The starting salary range for this position is $45,000 to $58,000.


This position can be located in either: Seattle WA, Portland OR , or Boulder, CO.


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 Human Resources Administrator will be a part of the Washington, Oregon and Colorado Business Units recruiting team supporting the HR Coordinator and Recruiters with providing a timely and seamless recruitment process for both applicants and hiring managers. They will be responsible for all recruited relating scheduling and calendar management; position postings; coordinating communications between candidates, hiring managers and the recruiting team; maintaining recruiting data, systems and files; and generating recruiting related reports. They will also support other human resources related processes as needed, including performance partnership, supervisor/employee actions and training and development tracking.

This position has frequent engagement with staff and job applicants for TNC. The Human Resources Administrator will be able to effectively communicate or distribute information to assist in coordinating arrangements, making decisions, and solving problems. They will apply principles of confidentiality and discretion for all sensitive matters. The position will be based at one of the following TNC offices: Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; or Boulder, CO and will require the ability to work long and/or flexible hours when needed. The work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. 


At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone with a passion to solve problems, build connections, and make tangible, lasting change. 

The ideal Human Resources Administrator is highly organized and is motivated when tracking and meeting frequent deadlines. You enjoy handling a variety of tasks, routinely review your task list to set priorities for the day and then communicate changes in timelines and schedules to your team and collaborators. You understand that details matter and pay close attention to getting those details right. Receiving a lot of requests from multiple people does not normally phase you because you are a master at sorting out bottlenecks and adapting to changing priorities. If you see a way to make something more efficient or easier to implement, you make that suggestion; if you see that learning a new skill or technology could help you grow and improve, you try it. You enjoy working with a wide variety of people, listening and supporting diverse perspectives and keeping confidentiality as needed.


  • The equivalent combination of an Associate’s degree, HR professional certification or 2 years HR-related experience.
  • Experience organizing time, establishing priorities, and managing diverse activities to meet frequent and ongoing deadlines.
  • Experience maintaining files, processing paperwork, and data entry that requires accuracy. 
  • Experience responding to employee or customer inquiries.
  • Experience working with a wide range of people.
  • Experience working with MS Office software and database software.
  • Experience managing multiple tasks.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience handling confidential or sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a high-volume environment.
  • Skilled at prioritizing workload and communicating to make adjustments when needed.
  • Experience adapting to changing priorities
  • Basic understanding of, or willingness and ability to learn, fundamental HR concepts, processes, and services.
  • Solid knowledge of word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software, with ability to construct and produce reports.
  • Comfortable with technology and experience with, or ability to learn, Microsoft Outlook, PeopleSoft HRIS, video conferencing (Zoom), SharePoint, Box and other common office software.
  • Interest in learning new systems and technologies that can lead to process improvement.


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 work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ! The Human Resources Administrator will be based out of one of TNC office in Boulder, CO; Portland, OR; or Seattle, WA. We believe in flexibility and as such, team members are working in a hybrid model: splitting workdays between home offices and using office workspace. Our work has proven successful with a deliberate blend of virtual and in-person connections, as well as independent and collaborative work.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


The starting salary will be based on experience, knowledge, and location. The starting salary range for this position is $45,000 to $58,000.


To apply for job ID 53963, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on September 20, 2023. 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.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

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.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, Land Trust
Tags Outreach