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Project Coordinator, Conservation Programs Team (location flexible internationally)

The Nature Conservancy
Full Time
Arlington, VA 22203
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Arlington, Virginia, USA

Arlington, Virginia is our headquarters. This position is fully remote and flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an already established office. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance.





Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world working in more than 75 countries and territories. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you.


The Conservation Programs Team (CPT) in the Chief Conservation Office plays a critical role in supporting global conservation implementation by managing TNC’s conservation system of strategy development (referred to as CbD 2.x), conservation portfolio management, conservation metrics, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), agile learning, and conservation data management via the Hub. The Project Coordinator provides support to individual workstreams, and the overall conservation system managed by the team. This support may include writing, scheduling, and management assistance, project implementation and management support, convening teams and discussion forums, and supporting the collection of actionable learning. The CPT Conservation Coordinator will report to the Senior Conservation Programs Lead.


The Project Coordinator is a vital member of the Conservation Programs Team, providing team members with a diversity of critical support functions that enable the team to effectively meet the needs of The Nature Conservancy in developing, implementing, and learning from high-impact conservation work. Core functions include supporting project development and coordination; facilitating forums used by the CPT to connect with and learn from the organization as a whole; supporting the collection of actionable learning from guidance, tools, and approaches developed by the CPT and helping to frame recommendations for continuous improvement; providing support to CPT members utilizing Highly Effective Teams or other approaches; and managing and providing basic training for software commonly used by the CPT in support of their work


  • Act independently within broad program goals of the CPT to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems;
  • Assist team members with liaising with relevant functional teams and stakeholders on special projects;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
  • Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements;
  • Financial responsibility includes purchasing, processing invoices and transfers, and negotiating and contracting with vendors, and participating in budget preparation;
  • Manage projects with several variables - set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline and scheduling, and ensure accountability;
  • Provide input through project teams for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing projects;
  • Travel and work flexible hours, on occasion and 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; and
  • Work within the scope of the Conservation Program Team’s strategic goals


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience with coordinating projects;
  • Experience with business process analysis and/or improvement;
  • Experience generating reports and analyzing and interpreting the data;
  • Experience with using current technology to support project management; and
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.


  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Experience with project management;
  • Experience with working in a highly matrixed, decentralized and collaborative organization.
  • Experience with project/workstream management software such as Trello, Mural, Miro, Smartsheet or similar products
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;
  • Ability to implement complex processes;
  • Experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff;
  • Experience implementing strategic program goals.
  • Ability to write and speak in a language other than English, such as Spanish, Portuguese, French or Chinese


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions. Learn more about our benefits at nature.org/careers. We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.


Along with your application, please submit a cover letter and resume.


Job Family: Operations

Job Number: 700041

Salary Grade: 6

Salary range: Salary is dependent on geographical location and experience, but our broad range is $67,200 to $90,000/year with a competitive benefits package.


To apply for job ID 51530, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on June 3, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected]

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 people 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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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to [email protected] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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