A LITTLE ABOUT US
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 U.S. Government Relations (USGR) Coordinator will focus work on forests and fire, to include the policy and practice issues that intersect with climate change, among other land management issue areas. The coordinator’s major tasks will be to help The Nature Conservancy’s USGR Lands programs bring science, collaboration and policy together to enhance forest and landscape conservation and protection, including a wide variety of duties to enhance internal and external networking. The Coordinator will coordinate and implement internal initiatives such as organizational knowledge management, internal procedures, internal networks and project coordination. Additionally, the Coordinator will provide administrative, research, organizing and general office support for the USGR forest and other lands team work, including the internal forest policy team, conservation specialists and scientists across the nation, and external policy partners and stakeholders. S/he will represent TNC as a liaison and informational contact between the Conservancy and outside agencies or organizations. The Coordinator will report to the forest restoration and fire Senior Policy Advisor on the USGR Lands team. The work will occur preferably in the Arlington, VA office, with rare opportunities for travel. This position is a term limited position, ending after one year. Extension of this position is contingent upon additional funding.
The U.S. Government Relations Coordinator works on a variety of activities, which may include organizing, maintaining, and tracking files, and databases. The Coordinator is responsible for running reports, preparing for meetings, including research, preparing briefings for senior leadership, and coordinating meeting logistics. The Coordinator also assists in maintaining the team’s intranet website, drafting and editing general correspondence, and basic team administrative support. This may include independent research on public policy, legislative tracking, and other issues related to the work of The Nature Conservancy and the Government Relations team. The Coordinator will also assist with coordinating TNC members and grassroots organizations in support of TNC legislative priorities, planning and carrying out special events, writing and editing general correspondence, policy summaries and memorandums. Support senior staff in preparing for meetings, events and conferences, helping to create presentations and other preparation activities. The Coordinator may also attend meetings representing The Nature Conservancy.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
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U.S. Government Relations Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Arlington, VA, US