Conservation Coordinator

Bethesda, MD, United States 🇺🇸

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 will be an integral part of the Maryland/DC chapter team, providing administrative, research, project management and other general assistance to the Deputy State Director. S/he will also lead special projects in support of our conservation priorities.


The Conservation Coordinator is responsible for performing multiple administrative functions related to supporting the conservation priorities of the MD/DC chapter. In addition, the Coordinator may perform Information Systems, Human Resources, and Finance administrative tasks, including processing forms, preparing reports, and monitoring budgets and contracts. S/he will lead in the planning and execution of logistics for field trips to support the team’s conservation objectives. The Coordinator may handle inquiries about the Chapter’s conservation activities and assist in the development of program materials and correspondence. S/he will work cooperatively with Conservancy staff, providing information necessary to make decisions and solve problems. The Coordinator may communicate on behalf of the supervisor with internal and external sources, including staff and partners, in order to coordinate arrangements, convey information, and ensure successful execution of programs. The Coordinator will manage special projects for the Deputy State Director.


  • Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.

  • Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of office volunteers or interns.

  • May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.

  • Makes day to day decision as delegated by the supervisor.

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Experience coordinating multiple projects.

  • Experience handling standard business communications.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and safe driving record (per TNC’s Auto Safety Program).


  • Multi-cultural and/or multi-language skills appreciated.

  • 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


This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee’s motor vehicle record.


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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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of *The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.*

Job Title: Conservation Coordinator

Location: DC Metro Area

Job ID: 44911

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time