Conservation Specialist

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱


Santiago, Chile

El candidato deberá residir en Santiago, bajo la modalidad de Teletrabajo.



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 Specialist  provides technical leadership and support to a business unit and plans and directs preserve management programs and stewardship.  The CS addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning among conservation community, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process.  The CL develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of protection tools to acquire varying degrees of legal interest in land and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities.  The CS coordinates community support, ensures the maintenance of preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages completion.
This position is fixed term for 1 year.  


The Conservation Specialist (CS) develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for small to medium scale geographic areas.  

Responsibilities to include:

  • Reporting to the Protect Land and Water Lead, they need to ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
  • Support in the design and implementation of the Land and Water Protection strategy for Chile, especially in Iconic Place Mediterraneo, which takes advantage of TNC’s strengths, supports the work of our partners, aligns with TNC’s Shared Conservation Agenda and definitions for iconic landscapes in Chile. 
  • Support the restoration and conservation projects carried out by TNC in each of the Iconic Places (Mediterranean and Patagonia) 
  • Support in the protection and restoration projects of wetlands and other water bodies of TNC projects 
  • Contribute to the process of strengthening TNC’s partnership in Fondo Naturaleza y Fondos de Agua de Chile 
  • Technical support in the development of proposals for obtaining resources, and internal alignment to help advance the program 
  • Technical support for the development of innovative (financial) mechanisms for conservation


  • Bachelor’s degree, on Natural resources engineering, forestry engineering, veterinary or equivalent profession and at least 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.  
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists. 
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in Spanish and English.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience using GIS software applications such as QGIS, google earth or ARCGIS and GPS device
  • Experience in training.                   
  • Must have valid driver’s license.  
  • Must live on Santiago Chile
  • Have complete COVID-19 vaccination status 


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in natural resource management, similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
  • Experience on project with ecological restoration, reforestation, mitigation and offset process.
  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.


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 competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on 

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.


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 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.


To apply for job ID 52114, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on October, 2nd, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

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.

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 [email protected] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.






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