Corporate Strategy Associate (Global Water Security)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Various, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Water Funds Corporate Strategy Associate will work within the Global Water Security team to coordinate and manage various program efforts in support of the Conservancy’s work with the private sector to value and protect vulnerable freshwater ecosystems. S/he will support the team’s collaborations with multinational corporations, including research and analysis, database management, partnership building and internal coordination across diverse countries and cultures.. S/he will be based out of the Conservancy’s Worldwide Office in Arlington, VA (strongly preferred) and report to the Deputy Managing Director for Water Funds and be largely embedded within the Corporate Engagement team at the Conservancy.


The Water Funds Corporate Strategy Associate provides support to the Global Water Security and Corporate Engagement teams in scoping, securing, and project managing the Conservancy’s programs on water with corporations. S/he coordinates across the Conservancy network to develop unified proposals and outcome reports for multinational corporations. S/he conducts research in support of the Conservancy’s corporate practice and philanthropy priorities, builds and facilitates internal networks, and coordinates meetings, agendas, and presentations.  S/he provides services that assist in influencing the outcome of corporate water initiatives at the international, country, sub-national, and local levels. S/he also provide project management and communications support to fellow Global Water Security team members working to advance our water-related science, policy, capacity building and finance goals. The Water Funds Corporate Strategy Associate will lead activities to help build both internal and external awareness about the Conservancy’s work on water with private sector allies. 


  • Provides research and project management in support of corporate water and related priorities.
  • Prepares program materials and templates including fundraising proposals, communications documents, presentations, memos concept notes, budgets and reports. 
  • Helps to keep collaboration details up to date, including documentation of meeting outcomes and interactions in internal constituent relationship management database.
  • Resolves issues independently within program area.
  • Opportunity to act independently within program goals.  
  • May work with vendors/other parties to execute projects/deliverables.
  • Financial responsibility to complete projects appropriately, and assist with budget development.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Schedules and coordinates calls and meetings
  • Work independently, working with supervisor as needed.
  • May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
  • Organize diverse teams, including outside of the Global Water Security team.
  • Support internal and external marketing.
  • Prepare recommendations to senior leadership and contribute to strategy development.
  • Supports other activities as needed.    


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience, coursework, or other training in Business, Water Resources Management, Conservation/Environmental Studies, Sustainability, or related field.
  • Experience researching information from divergent sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure.
  • Experience managing and coordinating multiple projects.
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading.
  • Fluency in English.


  • Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results.  
  • Experience building networks or organizational capacity, facilitating informational sessions, increasing internal knowledge and capacity, and identifying key stakeholders.  
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills. 
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in corporate sustainability, water resources and conservation. 
  • Experience that has led to an understanding of how companies think, make decisions, operate, and engagement different stakeholders.
  • Analytic research capability.
  • Event management experience.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to articulate ideas in a compelling manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for various audiences from technical information.  
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Self-starting, independent worker who can thrive in a decentralized organization with minimal oversight. 
  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.


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