Project Manager, DEIJ Policy at The Nature Conservancy

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee

Job Description:

Arlington, Virginia, USAThis position is negotiable anywhere The Nature Conservancy is authorized to conduct business, with a preference for Arlington, VA. Arlington, VA is TNC's headquarters.#LI-REMOTE#PDN#LI-POST
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."The challenges facing our planet today require comprehensive solutions that address the well-being of people and nature and lay the foundation for future conservation efforts. Promoting policies that provide benefits to both people and nature is critical to securing lasting conservation outcomes. The work and expertise of The Nature Conservancy's External Affairs programs are integral to this effort. External Affairs is helping to shape the government policies that help make possible achievement of transformative conservation outcomes to address climate change, enhance protection of lands, waters, and the ocean, and provide food and water sustainably. We have an awesome task at hand, and the work that you do here will have a direct impact on our success.
The Project Manager will develop project plans, budgets, metrics and schedules with input and buy-in from the DEIJ Policy Director and key stakeholders. They will critically assess project scope and objectives, ensuring all risks and dependencies are addressed in the project plan in order to deliver successful project results that support the fulfillment of the objectives. They will define roles and responsibilities, recruit, and lead the project teams to successfully achieve identified goals in the most cost-effective and time-saving manner possible. The position requires a high degree of independent initiative and judgement while working collaboratively with the Director. Throughout the project lifecycle, the Project Manager will monitor and measure project progress, solve complex problems as necessary, and communicate project status information to all stakeholders. They will perform risk management, issue resolution, and conflict management as required.. They will utilize project management methodologies and processes, and ensure all organizational and divisional standards are met. They will act as a resource to other staff and project managers to provide project management guidance, training, and expertise with regard to DEIJ public policy.Responsibilities and Scope Manage and implement multiple complex projects, including setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability; Exercise judgment to identify and solve problems in consultation with DEIJ Policy Director; Coordinate the work of cross-functional, cross-divisional teams towards a desired outcome; Demonstrate sensitivity and discretion in handling confidential information; Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance; Manage project budgets and assist with overall program budget development; May manage or participate in complex negotiations with stakeholders; Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain; and Work within scope of program's strategic goals.
Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We're looking for someone with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team. The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience designing, organizing, and directing complex projects. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!
Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination. 2 years of project management experience or 1 year acting as a project lead. Coursework or other training on project management principles experience. Experience in managing and tracking multiple projects. Experience managing project teams and working with cross-functional staff. Experience managing scheduling and financial aspects of small to large projects that range from short to long term. Experience using project management techniques and tools such as Microsoft Project.
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 a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% 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 on our Culture Tab on're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
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. The salary range for this position depends on the physical location of the selected employee.
To apply for job ID 53498, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact 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.Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!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 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.

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