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 74 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 www.nature.org 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.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Senior Oceans and Coasts Policy Advisor develops, coordinates and/or implements U.S. ocean, marine and fisheries policy strategies to achieve the Conservancy’s goals through interaction with Congress, U.S. federal agencies, multilateral agencies, partner NGOs, and/or the corporate sector.
The Senior Oceans and Coasts Policy Advisor develops, coordinates and implements a strategy to further the work of the Conservancy and its conservation partners through direct interaction with U.S. government, national, and multi- and bi-lateral agencies focusing on policy and funding initiatives that provide conservation opportunities and/or impact our conservation programs. S/he identifies conservation policy and funding opportunities, evaluates the potential for TNC, NGO, and private sector partner involvement, and develops and implements strategies to influence policy and public funding for conservation at the national and/or global level. The Senior Oceans and Coasts Policy Advisor reports to the Director of U.S. Climate Resilience and Water Policy and liaises with counterparts in the Conservancy’s U.S. Government Relations, Operating Units, and North American Oceans and Coasts and Sustainable Fisheries Program to provide and extract useful lessons and experience and to coordinate on joint policy approaches. S/he is responsible for cultivating a broad set of relationships with Congressional members and staff of both parties and both chambers, and advocate for TNC fisheries, oceans and coastal policy agenda on Capitol Hill. S/he also serves as contact with the external professional community in the policy arena to keep abreast of new developments and opportunities that may be useful to the Conservancy and to report on and share the Conservancy’s experiences with others. The Senior Policy Advisor provides expert policy analysis and contributes directly to the Conservancy’s public funding strategies by providing input for proposal writing, negotiating with bilateral and multilateral agencies, influencing federal appropriations, and donor cultivation as needed.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
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Senior Policy Advisor for Oceans and Coasts
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Arlington, VA, US