Conservation Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Valdivia, LR, Chile 🇨🇱


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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit 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.


The Conservation Coordinator works in a program or preserve office and provides administrative, research, project management and other general assistance to program staff working toward the achievement of protection, conservation or stewardship goals.


The Conservation Coordinator may manage conservation data, participate in conservation planning, develop project packages, respond to landowner inquiries and maintain manual project records.  May include 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 may be done in the field (species monitoring) or be based entirely in an office setting, compiling the information collected by others.


  • Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of office volunteers or interns. 
  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
  • Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail. 
  • May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.
  • The Conservation Coordinator may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.  
  • Makes day to day decision as delegated by the supervisor
  • Support with receiving TNC visitors and preparing logistics as needed. 


  • 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.
  • Driving license and willingness to drive in different roads conditions 


  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated 
  • 1-3 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.
  • Ability to lead technical meetings in formal and informal environments. 
  • Knowledge about preparing public and private proposals. 


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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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.