The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.
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 Senior Campaign Advisor on the Global Conservation Campaigns Team serves as a campaign and advocacy strategist to The Nature Conservancy state chapters and partner groups on ballot measures, issue campaigns, and lobbying initiatives. The individual works to implement state and national work plans related to policy priorities of The Nature Conservancy, including land, water, and ocean protection, climate, and cities.
The Senior Campaign Advisor works closely with and serves as a liaison and information contact to The Nature Conservancy state chapters in developing and executing strategies designed to increase public funding and improve public policy for conservation at the state and local level. Duties will include conducting public finance ballot campaigns, legislative and administrative policy campaigns, and opposition campaigns against anti-conservation efforts. This position requires the ability to consult and provide advice on a wide variety of influence tools and tactics, including campaign strategy, polling, message development, coalitions, grassroots and grasstops strategies, lobbying strategy, targeting, field strategy, media, digital tactics, and more.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
• Assist state chapters to advance land, water, ocean, urban, and climate policies and public funding via the legislative process, ballot initiatives, and advocacy campaigns.
• Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, government relations or related field and 5 years of work experience, including experience working on legislative, candidate, issue, or ballot measure campaigns. Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree in political science, public policy, government relations or related field; 5-7 years of work experience, including experience working on legislative, candidate, issue, or ballot measure campaigns. Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
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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 men and women 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.
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