U.S. Government Relations Coordinator for Water Policy

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

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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 U.S. Government Relations Coordinator for Water Policy provides administrative, research, organizing and general office support to managers and the U.S. Government Relations team of The Nature Conservancy’s External Affairs department.


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 water and/or coastal/marine related 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.


  • Supervises no staff but may help plan and direct the work of volunteers or interns.
  • Limited financial responsibility which may include processing check requests, travel expense reports, and petty cash. May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget and in consultation with supervisor.
  • May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Performs duties under general supervision and established guidelines.
  • Prioritizes work independently, working with supervisor as needed.
  • Makes day to day decisions within the scope of work assignments.
  • Consults with supervisor to address any issues that affect the work of others or the program as a whole.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Experience in general program support such as event planning, meeting preparation, data tracking and research or related experience.
  • Experience with databases, spreadsheets, presentations, and other.
  • Ability to organize time and manage diverse activities.


  • Experience, coursework, or other training in water and/or coastal/marine related public policy, government relations, business, or sustainability.
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, website management, and records maintenance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing


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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: U.S. Government Relations Coordinator for Water Policy

Location: DC Metro Area

Job ID: 45193

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time