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The Nature Conservancy North America Conservation Collaboration Initiatives Manager - 53386 in Helena, Montana

Description OFFICE LOCATION The location for the Initiatives Manager position is remote and flexible to these locations: The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, USVI, Canada (Alberta, Ontario, or Northwest Territories), the United States, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. #LI-REMOTE #PDN WHO WE ARE The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor. One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people." WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER Our planet faces the interconnected crises of rapid climate change and biodiversity loss. We have years, not decades, to address these threats. In response, TNC has narrowed our organizational focus and committed to our 2030 goals - our biggest, most ambitious plans - for people and nature. Our 2030 goals require an organizational evolution in which increased collaboration, coordination, and collective effort will be essential. This evolution will require new skills, engaged staff, diverse voices, and clear and transparent ways of working together. We believe that, if achieved, our 2030 goals will make a meaningful difference in protecting biodiversity and reducing the threat of climate change through sound policy and nature-based solutions. The North America Conservation Collaboration team provides programmatic support, coordination, and learning for conservation within the TNC's North America Region so that we can reach the 2030 Goals. As a team, we are uniquely positioned to see systemic conservation opportunities and support solving for root causes. We track conservation priorities for the region and support regional collaboration. The North America Conservation Collaboration Initiatives Manager supports North America Conservation Collaboration leadership by managing a variety of conservation initiatives, processes, and projects; promoting cross-team learning, best practices, and region-wide communications; and helping to drive implementation of the overall team goals in support of the vision of TNC's North America Region. The Initiatives Manager will identify and implement improvements to enhance engagement and efficiency. They will serve as a liaison and informational contact between the Conservation Collaboration team and other TNC staff, notably conservation colleagues and leaders. They will have the ability to sensitively advise staff on how to effectively engage with leadership, teams, and other colleagues and will demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information. They may engage in issue resolution and conflict management, and work to collaboratively solve complex problems. They may advise TNC internal communications, marketing, and philanthropy staff on conservation related issues. They will support emerging leadership requests, as needed. The Initiatives Manager's work is diversified and may not always fall under established projects, processes, or systems. They will use project management tools and strategies to develop work plans, team structures, facilitate meetings, and ensure clear roles and action items. We are looking for a skilled and self-directed person who is comfortable working nimbly at a regional level on large and complicated initiatives, processes, and projects within a matrixed organization. WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU The North America Conservation Collaboration team works to achieve the Conservancy's 2030 goals by providing strategy and programmatic support, coordination, and facilitation within the North America Region (Canada, Caribbean, United States, and the Pacific) and by helping to integrate the Region and the rest of the organization. The Conservation Collaboration team works in partnership with other teams in the North America Regional Office and with the region's eight divisions and their business units to achieve the regional vision to commit fully to the Conservancy's 2030 goals and to advance learning and collaboration by: generating lasting contributions with high impact for conservation fostering a shared commitment to our mission through high-performing and integrated staff; living our values in how we approach our conservation work and our decision making; and fueling inspired fundraising. The Initiatives Manager position sits within the North America Conservation Collaboration team and reports to the Associate Director of Conservation Collaboration. Our team consists of a dedicated dispersed group of colleagues who are leading the conservation collaboration effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategic thinking and action together. The location for the Initiatives Manager position is remote and flexible to these locations: The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, USVI, Canada (Alberta, Ontario, or Northwest Territories), the United States, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance. This position may involve domestic and international travel. WHAT YOU'LL BRING Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination. Experience in research, critical analysis, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports. Experience writing and editing informational material. Experience presenting to and/or communicating with government or legislative staff, community or business leaders, program leadership, and/or similar audiences. Experience with time management. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience with rapid adaptative management, change management, and/or innovative learning. Ability to work well in a highly matrixed, decentralized, and collaborative organization. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects, and meet time sensitive deadlines. Ability to develop and drive new ideas and approaches. Ability to work as a team player and independently. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. WHAT WE BRING Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ. APPLY NOW To apply for job ID 53386, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected]. Posting deadline May 31, 2023. 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. 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. An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC's value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible. Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we're registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we're unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.