Project Coordinator (NatureVest)

Various, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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OFFICE LOCATION

Arlington, Virginia (VA) or San Francisco (CA) or New York City, New York (NY) AA100

WORK WITH US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Project Coordinator will work with NatureVest, coordinating tasks related to fundraising, and deal development and governance, including systems management, project coordination, meetings management, special events, etc.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. 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 www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

NatureVest is the impact investment unit of The Nature Conservancy. NatureVest’s mission is to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. Our vision is based on the conviction that capital markets, businesses and governments must invest in nature as the long-term capital stock of a sustainable, equitable and more efficient economy. To achieve our mission, we source and structure investment products that support The Nature Conservancy’s global strategies, raise capital for these investments, and share our knowledge and experience with the investment and conservation communities to amplify our efforts in this emerging area. To learn more, visit: www.naturevesttnc.org

The Project Coordinator will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of NatureVest by implementing tactics for approved plans, and completing day-to-day tasks and activities. S/he will be responsible for planning and execution of logistics for special events and/or meetings and administrative tasks, including purchasing, processing forms, scheduling, and preparing expenses/reports. S/he will respond to inquiries about NatureVest, create program materials, and draft correspondence. S/he is well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute assigned tasks, specifically relationship management systems. S/he will maintain/update the team’s internal intranet site. S/he will maintain, track and research data, produce and review reports, and perform program analysis. The Project Coordinator provides guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. S/he will provide support to the NatureVest team. S/he will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. S/he will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy; as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations as needed. S/he will effectively communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience.
  • Coordinate projects with several variables, work within a defined timeline and budget.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Duties may require non-routine analysis, research and follow-through.
  • Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
  • Financial responsibility includes purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget preparation.
  • May act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in supervisor’s stead when instructed.
  • May supervise administrative and/or volunteer staff, responsibility includes training and professional development.
  • Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs.
  • Refer difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor.
  • Travel and work flexible hours as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
  • Work within scope of program’s strategic goals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience coordinating administrative processes.
  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems.
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
  • Excellent “customer service” skills and focus.
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Knowledge of current trends in specific field.
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.

HOW TO APPLY

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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.

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Job Title: Project Coordinator

Location: Virginia

Job ID: 44505

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time