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Community-led Conservation Manager

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
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The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries and all 50 United States. 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.

Help catalyze Indigenous and community leadership and equity by joining our global team advancing Conservation in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. Working collaboratively with programs in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and North America, this position provides technical assistance, training and learning, and strategic guidance to strengthen Indigenous- and community-led conservation approaches in support of TNC’s “Voice, Choice and Action Framework”. They identify opportunities and innovations, build partnerships for implementation and scale, and help ensure progress towards deliverables and our global 2030 outcomes for people and nature.

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

• Bachelor’s degree in social science, international development, conservation, social innovation or related field and at least 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination.

• Experience in Indigenous- or community-led initiatives with an awareness of emerging trends and topics in conservation or development

• Experience creating and managing complex projects and teams in a decentralized environment.

• Strong skills in critical thinking, research, and analysis.

• Experience building partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including community, business or government leaders, NGOs, social innovators, funders and others.

• Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred, including experience in developing countries

• Specialized expertise within coastal, tropical forest or grasslands ecosystems.

• Excellent English writing skills; working knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia or Swahili desired.

Guided by science and grounded by local and Indigenous knowledge, The Nature Conservancy is working with partners to tackle climate change, conserve lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, and provide food and water sustainably so that nature and people can thrive. We use a collaborative approach that honors Indigenous and local peoples’ voices, choices and actions and convenes local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners to achieve equitable, lasting and locally-led outcomes for people and nature.

We are hiring two Community-led Conservation Managers, one with coastal expertise and one with terrestrial expertise. 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 careers.nature.org and search for job ID # 51091 in the keyword search. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on March 27th to be considered. Candidates will be considered for both positions unless otherwise specified.

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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