A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org 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.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Climate Adaptation Manager supports The Nature Conservancy’s conservation goals by planning and implementing strategies across New Jersey to address impacts from climate change with an emphasis on reducing flood risk. S/he leads project teams, designs and delivers project objectives, and serves as liaison and informational contact on climate adaptation issues in New Jersey between TNC and federal, state, and local governments, business groups, and non-profit organizations.
The Climate Adaptation Manager plans, implements, and coordinates efforts in New Jersey to expand support for and to advance climate adaptation projects, planning and policies to further The Nature Conservancy’s mission. Duties include leading collaborative partnerships and interactions with elected and appointed government officials, corporate representatives, non-profit organizations, media, and other key audiences on matters pertaining to TNC’s climate adaptation priorities. S/he participates in fundraising activity to increase the level of financial support for TNC climate adaptation projects and priorities
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Working closely with TNC leadership in New Jersey and other TNC chapters and programs, the Climate Adaptation Manager:
• BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree and at least 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
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 www.nature.org/careers.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 46607, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, July 27, 2018.
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Climate Adaptation Manager
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Chester, NJ, United States 🇺🇸