Conservation Coordinator

Santiago, , CL

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit 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 Conservation Coordinator performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs.


The Conservation Coordinator participates in Eco regional planning, develops project packages, manages conservation data, respond to landowner inquiries, and maintain project records. His/her job includes supervision of the implementation of conservation activities in the field, collaboration in scientific analysis and collaboration on the development of institutional schemes for watershed conservation, including communication responsibility with a variety of stakeholders. It also includes collecting, assembling and analyzing various types of data, in the field or through document surveys, producing maps using GIS software and assisting in the production of reports. Work is done both in the field (hydrological, species monitoring) and in an office setting. He/she will work under the supervision of the Chile Freshwater Specialist.


  • The Conservation Coordinator leads, monitors and supervises work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area.

  • Networks with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy.

  • Works under minimal and distant supervision; must make independent decisions based on experience and judgments.

  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

  • Maintain contact with different stakeholders in/out of the field in order to execute the water team strategies

  • Financial responsibility includes working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development.


  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 2 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with natural systems.

  • Experience in ecological land management principles.

  • Experience supervising staff.

  • Experience designing and writing reports

  • Proficient in the English language (reading, speaking and writing)


  • 2-4 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources and work independently.

  • Ability to coordinate project information from a number of sources to populate databases, create reports and produce manual files.

  • Experience utilizing databases for data entry and report production preferred.

  • Strong administrative skills including attention to detail and numerical ability.

  • Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.

  • Basic GIS skills

  • Experience in conservation projects

  • Basic knowledge about water resources policy and law in Chile

  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.

  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).

  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).

  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.


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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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Job Title: Conservation Coordinator

Location: Chile

Job ID: 44915

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time