Chief of Staff, General Administration, Non-Profit
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 70 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. 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.
Want to help save the planet? This opportunity is ideal for a highly-motivated individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization. In Maryland and the nation’s capital, The Nature Conservancy (the Conservancy) has helped to protect over 75,000 acres of private and public land by working with a broad spectrum of partners. We own 31 preserves in the area, including Nassawango Creek, the state of Maryland's largest private nature preserve. We’re also tackling the largest environmental challenges at the intersection of people and nature—our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact: Clean Water and Climate Resilience. From securing clean water for residents of the D.C metro area and communities downstream, and working with communities to reduce urban storm-water pollution through nature-based solutions to protecting and restoring healthy, connected forests that will enable habitats, wildlife and communities to thrive and persist in the face of climate change. The Conservancy forges alliances and collaborates with agencies, elected officials, local stakeholders and community members, and other conservation organizations to transform policies and practices that create better, longer-lasting solutions for the region and its residents.
The Maryland/D.C chapter is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Executive Coordinator and Trustee Liaison to the Executive Director. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced, highly distributed environment, have administrative experience, and will bring creativity and enthusiasm to the position. The Executive Coordinator will directly support the Executive Director with administrative duties that include but are not limited to travel arrangements, calendar management, drafting correspondence, preparing briefings, processing business expenses, as well as scheduling and coordinating logistics of meetings and other events. This position also serves as the board liaison with the chapter’s dynamic and influential trustees, and plans and coordinates all board meetings and related activities and involves a lot of interaction with a broad spectrum of colleagues and is ideal for a candidate who values working in close partnership with senior leadership, is a good communicator, flexible, and works well with diverse peers.
With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.
If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit http://www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID # <45807> in the keyword search to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45807 by 11:59 pm ET on November 28, 2017. Please note that the position location is Bethesda, Maryland.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur 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 orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.
1. Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of experience and education, including 2 years providing direct administrative support (scheduling, travel, expenses) to executive leadership.
2. Experience working independently to prioritize, organize time, interpret guidelines, problem solve, while managing diverse portfolio of activities to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment under changing circumstances.
3. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English as well as strong relationship management abilities - demonstrating poise and composure when interacting with board members, donors, partners, government officials, and staff at all levels, as well as experience working with cross-functional teams.
4. Ability to use Microsoft Office and other software to communicate ideas and detailed information
1. Experience working remotely across teams and communicating with a wide range of people in a variety of time zones.
2. Multi-lingual, multi-cultural, cross-cultural background and/or competencies an asset
3. Experience stewarding relationships with executives, board of directors, donors, volunteers, the public, and/or all levels of staff.
4. Experience prioritizing a high volume of requests for a highly respected and sought-out executive while maintaining work-life balance for the executive.
5. Knowledge and interest in current and evolving technology utilized by program and ability to and explore and adapt to using new technologies as they emerge.
6. Experience in writing, editing, and proofreading for various audiences.
7. Experience negotiating agreements and managing contracts and budgets for events.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around theworld in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. 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.