Coordinator, Policy and Strategic Programs (Caribbean Division)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Bahamas 🇧🇸

Dominican Republic 🇩🇴

Grenada 🇬🇩

Jamaica 🇯🇲

Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

U.S. Virgin Islands 🇻🇮

Coral Gables, FL, USA 🇺🇸

Arlington, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 52923

Location: Caribbean

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION

Arlington, Virginia, USA

This position is flexible to locations where TNC Caribbean has an established office: The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Coral Gables, Florida, USA , and TNC headquarters Arlington, Virginia, USA

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.”

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER

The Policy and Strategic Programs Coordinator supports day-to-day management for (1) tasks under the TNC Caribbean Policy and Strategic Programs (PSP) Team (estimated time: 50%) and (2) the “CoralCarib” regional project (estimated time: 50%), a multi-year project publicly funded project to improve marine biodiversity, specifically of coral reef ecosystems, in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica. 

PSP Team responsibilities include: planning, scheduling, and supporting meetings with geographies and other teams; maintaining, tracking, and researching data; recording decisions and action items during meetings and tracking progress against team action items under direction of the PSP Director or regional Program Managers; maintaining team files and executing team communications; serving as the main point of contact for the Caribbean Division with regards to engagements and interactions with relevant public sector entities and the relationship management system Blackbaud CRM (BBCRM); supporting the PSP Director and regional Program Managers on execution of regional projects, with tasks including administration, operations, or project implementation (particularly the CoralCarib project); and performing other administrative, logistical, and support tasks as needed and directed by the PSP Director.

CoralCarib responsibilities include: supporting the Coral Conservation Program Manager and CoralCarib Project Manager on the execution of regional activities and coordination between countries to implement key coral reef conservation strategies and activities; supporting implementation of the CoralCarib project across target countries (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica) and the region; planning, scheduling, and executing regional meetings and tracking meeting minutes; supporting contract development and tracking; and providing logistical, administrative, and coordination support for regional travel and outreach events. 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU

The Coordinator will work as a member of the Policy and Strategic Programs Team of the Caribbean Division to provide a broad range of services including key operational and logistical support. They also support operations, planning, and logistics for the regional project “CoralCarib: Pioneering a new strategic approach for conserving and restoring Caribbean coral reef ecosystems that targets Climate Resilient Refugia”, a multi-year project through 2028 touching down in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica.

The ideal candidate has experience in administrative coordination and supporting project managers, experience with database entry/analysis and report generation, someone who is a dedicated team-player, has great attention to detail, and is motivated to take on challenges. The position requires advanced verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by supporting and shaping the work of our multi-cultural team! Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

•    Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination
•    Experience with key logistical and operational support, including event planning and international travel arrangements
•    Experience supporting operations of multiple projects (meeting minutes, contract tracking)
•    Experience with databases, generating reports, and analyzing/interpreting data
•    Experience handling standard business communications
•    Experience working with vendors  
•    Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers
•    Experience working with cross-functional teams
•    Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

WHAT WE BRING

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 nature.org/careers. 

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

APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 52923, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by February 21, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. 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.

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.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development