Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor, Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Job ID: 53102

Location: All International

Full/Part Time:

Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION

Arlington, VA, USA

This position may be based in any country with a TNC office

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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 Nature Conservancy understands the critical role of investments, corporate practices, and markets in solving the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. The Conservancy has established the Impact Finance & Markets Division, bringing together talent from across the organization to shape direction of investment, corporate practices, and markets around the world. The Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor, Fisheries & Aquaculture is part of the Corporate Engagement team within the Impact Finance & Markets division and reports to the Corporate Engagement Director, Food & Water. Specifically, the Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor will manage engagements within the seafood (wild fisheries and aquaculture) sector.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor, Fisheries & Aquaculture (Sr. Advisor) develops, implements, and coordinates corporate engagements that, by facilitating the integration of nature into business models, help direct private-sector economic, operational, and political influence in support of the Conservancy’s conservation goals. They develop and implement strategies for engaging companies; coordinate and conduct outreach to companies; manage and support specific corporate engagements; conduct analysis and contribute to the Corporate Engagement team’s functional priorities. They will work closely with members of the global Provide Food & Water team and other TNC internal Business Units to implement the Conservancy’s Large-Scale Fisheries and Global Aquaculture Strategies, which supports corporate participation in on-the-ground projects, regional consortia, and innovative conservation strategies.

In this role, you will work directly with TNC’s aquaculture and fisheries teams to develop strategies for engaging corporate partners to scale conservation. You will build deep relationship with priority corporate partners, helping to shift their business toward unlocking conservation outcomes. You will represent TNC in relevant international platforms and forums, serving as an advocate and expert on conservation in fisheries and aquaculture systems.

This position may be remote, in office, or hybrid, and may be located in any country with an existing TNC office.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Develop relationships and work effectively with corporate and other external partners.
  • Serve as relationship manager to specific corporations and support other engagements.
  • Develop and implement corporate engagement strategies.
  • Manage relationships and projects with minimal supervision.
  • With a team, design and manage major meetings, including gatherings of corporate, government, and non-governmental representatives.
  • Conduct research to inform the Corporate Engagement team’s functional strategy and activities.
  • Prepare and present project proposals and negotiate with external parties.
  • Support fundraising activities to advance corporate engagement activities related to fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups who are critical to the Conservancy’s overall strategies.
  • Design and implement analyses and recommendations to improve the sustainability footprint of fishery and aquaculture businesses and supply chain partners.
  • Identify continuous improvement pathways for industry partners to move from status quo to a more sustainable or regenerative future state, and collaboratively work with partners to pursue these goals.
  • Develop innovative models for fishery and aquaculture supply chain partners to contribute to and participate in TNC’s conservation and restoration work.
  • Recommend metrics and clear milestones to guide TNC and its partners on what constitutes “success” in corporate engagements.
  • Collaborate with TNC programs beyond Large Scale Fisheries and Aquaculture to identify areas for shared impact across industries / landscapes.
  • Work in partnership with other organizations in a collaborative and advisory capacity.
  • Develop constructive and effective working relationships inside and outside the Conservancy.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures and external requirements.
  • May supervise administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training, and development.
  • May include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget development.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, social/natural science, business or related field and 6 years of senior level experience in the private sector (consulting, agri-food business, etc.) or relevant role in government/civil society or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate sustainability best practices in the food and water sector.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing and presenting project proposals and negotiating complex or sensitive agreements or projects.
  • Demonstrated project management experience including coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside an organization.
  • Demonstrated experience working in multi-disciplinary groups, using influence and interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with corporations, governments, partners, and all levels of staff. 
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong basic computer skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent program).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree (MBA or other) appreciated.
  • Experience in developing and executing sustainability programs within companies.
  • Experience working in or with senior strategy, operations, sourcing, or sustainability positions in the seafood industry.
  • Experience conducting sustainability analyses related to sustainable sourcing and carbon emissions to inform decision-making.
  • Experience serving as a project manager on diverse, international, and virtual teams.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with executive levels in a corporate setting.
  • Experience using outstanding written and oral communication, negotiating, and organizational skills.
  • International experience and language skills.
  • Supervisory experience.

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.

SALARY INFORMATION

Job Family: External Affairs

Job Number: 200070

Salary Grade: 9

APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 53102, 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.

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.

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.


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