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North America Conservation Strategy Analyst

Boulder CO

Job ID:  45782


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 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.



The North America Conservation Strategy ​Analyst supports the development and implementation of the Shared Conservation Agenda for the North America Region at The Nature Conservancy. They will support and advance the conservation priorities of the North America Region by working with the strategy leads, the North American Leadership Team Committee chairs, and team leads to coordinate, develop, and implement the Shared Conservation Agenda.



The North America Conservation Strategy Analyst, in close partnership with Kacky Andrews the North America Director of Conservation Programs and Joni Ward the North America Director of Science and Strategy, will support North America Region by serving as a technical resource on the Shared Conservation Agenda. They liaise with other Conservancy staff, notably global and field colleagues, as well as external actors as applicable, to help accelerate the implementation of the Shared Conservation Agenda and associated projects. They may advise TNC communications, information technology (the Hub), marketing and philanthropy staff on issues related to the Shared Conservation Agenda.



Liaise with the Chief Conservation Office to progress regional strategies and priorities Review and reply to requests related to regional strategies and projects (this would require relatively in-depth knowledge of all NAR priority strategies)

Assist in setting up the systems for the portfolio management that each North America Leadership Team committee will be responsible for including linkage to TNC’s Hub design and implementation as well as to the quarterly regional reporting needs.

Track and help provide guidance to the North American Leadership Team committees to ensure they are hitting their annual deliverables.

Provide guidance and stewardship to North American Leadership Team committees to ensure they are implementing the shared agenda in a consistent way.

Responsible for coordinating Policy and Practice team activities; send guidance for tasks, set agenda for phone calls, and run phone calls.

Align and collate necessary details and data to be consistent with the Innovation Pipeline (designated lead, team structure, etc.).

Assist with identification and management of capacity needs across priorities



Bachelor’s degree environmental science, conservation practice, public policy, or related field and at least 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination.

Experience leading complex projects or strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.

Experience researching, critically analyzing, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.

Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.



Master’s degree and 5-7 years of experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Critical analytical thinking and excellent English writing skills are essential.

Familiarity and knowledge related to business, governmental, and/or environmental policy and practices pertaining to the Shared Conservation Agenda.

Ability to develop and drive new ideas and approaches.

Ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary context.

Ability to work well in a highly matrixed, decentralized and collaborative organization.

Possesses strong interpersonal skills and political savvy. Must be a team player.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet time sensitive deadlines.

NGO and/or corporate relations experience.



apply online: https://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/ to position number 45782, submit resume (required) and cover letter in one document using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 20, 2017.

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Posted October 3, 2017

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