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North America Agriculture Program Specialist

The Nature Conservancy

Remote, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $45,000-$71,600

Office Location:

This position requires some travel and working long and flexible hours as needed. This is a remote position within the U.S. 

Who We Are:

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 North America Agriculture Program (“NA Ag”) is a highly-matrixed team that works closely with TNC’s widely dispersed staff in divisions, state business units (BUs) and whole system and global teams to scale up the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices and programs across the U.S. We work with public agencies, companies, NGOs and others to unlock financial and technical assistance, mitigate risk, support producer-led networks, bolster innovation and technology, and advocate for policies that enable agriculture practices that improve environmental and social outcomes. If you have a passion for conserving and protecting the natural world, addressing climate change and enhancing the sustainability of our food system, and believe in TNC’s mission and values, please apply for this position and learn more about the Conservancy.

What We Can Achieve Together:

The NA Agriculture Program Specialist will work as part of a team within a business unit coordinating tasks related to one or more functional activities, such as operations support, procurement, meetings management, special events, training, volunteer programs, etc. The NA Ag Program Specialist will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by implementing tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks and activities. They will be responsible for planning and execution of logistics for special events and/or meetings, purchasing, negotiating with vendors, central filing, contracts due diligence and tracking, updating/maintaining intranet sites and other internal databases, and coordinating a variety of administrative and programmatic functions. They may assist with the recruitment, training, and recognition of program volunteers, and may direct the activities of volunteers. In addition, the Specialist may perform Information Systems, Human Resources, and Finance administrative tasks, including processing invoices, expense reports, and other forms, preparing reports and forecasts, and monitoring and preparing budgets. They will respond to inquiries about program activities, create program materials, and draft correspondence. They will be well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team to execute assigned tasks. They will maintain, track and research data, produce and review reports, and perform program analysis. The Specialist will provide guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will provide support and targeted training related to the functional area of the team. They will implement processes and practices to improve effectiveness. The Specialist will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy, as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. This position requires some travel and working long and flexible hours as needed. This is a remote position within the U.S. that reports to the Director of Operations and Impact. The work environment will be mainly in-office and involves only infrequent travel, exposure to disagreeable elements, and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

We’re Looking for You:

Are you looking for work you can believe in? 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 a mission-driven, administrative professional that understands how operations contribute to team and organizational success. 

The ideal candidate should have with experience leading operations functions for a diverse, multi-disciplinary team. They will possess exceptional written and verbal communication and collaboration skills and experience designing, organizing, and directing complex projects. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team! 

What You’ll Bring:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience coordinating administrative processes.
  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed, large organization or institution, and with teams and partners located across time zones.
  • Contracts management/tracking experience.
  • Experience coordinating projects and ability to implement complex processes.
  • Strong event management experience, especially with respect to coordinating logistics for 100+ person events and virtual workshops/meetings.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities and solving problems.
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
  • Excellent customer service skills and focus.
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Knowledge of current trends in specific field.
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.

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:

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $45,000 - $71,600 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Now:

To apply for job ID 54874, 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.

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 General / Stewardship , Land Trust
Tags Sustainable Agriculture