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Staying Connected Initiative Coordinator

Keene Valley, NY 

The Nature Conservancy

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it?  Welcome to The Nature Conservancy.  You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!

By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet.  We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities.  Our science community consists of a group of a experts who are leading the industry on multiple fronts to bring science, strategy and action together.

The Staying Connected Initiative (SCI) Coordinator manages and supports a bi-national, public-private partnership focused on securing landscape connectivity across an 80 million-acre region spanning parts of 5 states and 3 Canadian provinces, from New York to Nova Scotia.  For additional information about the Staying Connected Initiative, please view the Staying Connected Fact Sheet 2021.pdf

Working with partners, the SCI Coordinator helps define long-term connectivity conservation strategies, builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. They help develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address connectivity needs, and engage diverse, relevant partners within the New England, Canadian, New York geographies where we work, to advance SCI’s mission. They represent the partnership in the larger connectivity and landscape conservation communities in the U.S., Canada, and internationally.

The preferred candidate will be comfortable with both independent and team-based work, as well as duties that span from day to day coordination to long term project implementation.  We are looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and emotionally-intelligent go-getters who can manage and foster solid relationships externally and internally for lasting success.  We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.  

This position ideally would be based out of the TNC Keene Valley, NY office, though working from a home office in northern Vermont or northern New Hampshire is an option.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners and/or government agencies. 
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience with producing maps and/or other graphic products and reports and operating GIS software.
  • Valid Drivers’ License.

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit http://www.careers.nature.org and search for job ID #50021 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on August 12, 2021, to be considered.  


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 diverse people of all genders, 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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Posted July 16, 2021

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