SNAPP Program Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy

Posted in Facilities 2 days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Job Description:

Arlington, Virginia, USAThe work location for this position is flexible within the Americas in locations where The Nature Conservancy has an established office. The headquarters of TNC is located in Arlington, Virginia.#PDN
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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 are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or 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 know 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. To quote myriad TNC staff members, "you'll join for our mission, and you'll stay for our people."
The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) Program Coordinator will work within the Global Science business unit and across organizational, disciplinary, and sectoral boundaries to coordinate strategic programs and opportunities that: advance research excellence and innovation and promote engagement of diverse scientists and practitioners at all career stages. This includes regularly interfacing with a large group of program stakeholders to coordinate tasks related to operations support, procurement, meeting management, travel arrangement and expense reimbursement, special events and trainings, file maintenance, and routine website updates.Since 2013, the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) has convened more than 50 teams of experts from non-profits, industry. Academia, indigenous, Tribal, community, and government agencies. These "working groups" rapidly bring science to bear on otherwise intractable challenges affecting both nature conservation and sustainable development. SNAPP is a privately funded partnership between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This dynamic program has engaged people from nearly 700 institutions from more than 50 countries across the globe. Explore how SNAPP uses science as a force for positive change on our website or by checking out @SNAPPartnership on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Are you looking for work you can believe in? Do you enjoy working with energetic colleagues across the globe motivated by making the world a better place? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. The Program Coordinator will support SNAPP in its mission to convene multidisciplinary teams to create science solutions around critical challenges facing nature conservation and sustainable development. They will be a first point of contact for SNAPP and its foundational partners TNC and WCS to the public and a wide variety of government, NGO, academic, industry and civil society partners around the world. In close coordination with the SNAPP Director, Program Manager, and Management Team, the SNAPP Program Coordinator will assist with the planning and execution of logistics for SNAPP working group meetings, staff trainings, and regular meetings of the SNAPP Board, Science Advisory Council and Management Team, The SNAPP Program Coordinator will perform regular Information Systems, Human Resources, and Finance administrative tasks, including processing reimbursement requests and other travel forms; coordinating contracts with hotels, catering, meeting facilitators, and other vendors; and organizing and maintaining SNAPP file systems. They will be well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute assigned tasks. The SNAPP Program Coordinator will provide guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of TNC and SNAPP policies and procedures. They will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. The SNAPP Program Coordinator will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy and WCS, as well as with donors, vendors, and business relations. They will communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. The SNAPP Program Coordinator will report to the SNAPP Director.The SNAPP Program Coordinator's responsibilities and scope include: SNAPP working group support: The SNAPP Program Coordinator will act independently to support multiple SNAPP working groups with several variables and working within a defined timeline and budget by: Maintaining a clear and effective shared virtual filing system for each group; Arranging contracts for selected hotels, caterers, facilitators, translators and other vendors, as needed for in-person meetings in close coordination with the Global Science Contract Manager; Occasionally arranging flights and lodging directly, as needed on a case-by-basis; Coordinating reimbursement requests and other required travel and payment documentation with Global Science and WCS finance staff; Ensuring compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements, and staying abreast of changes to those requirements and updating external materials accordingly; Assisting with the scheduling of virtual check-in meetings, taking notes, and following up on meeting action items after the fact The Coordinator will exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience, referring difficult questions and unusual problems to the SNAPP Program Manager or Director, as appropriate. Research fellow networking and training: The Coordinator will: Facilitate contracts with universities and other science institutions to host SNAPP research fellows, in close collaboration with Global Science contracts and finance staff; Track deliverables and payments, coordinating reminders to ensure timely completion of tasks by the research fellows and universities; Maintain an easily accessible record of fellows; and Support the organization of a SNAPP fellows training and networking convening every 1-2 years. Annual Request for Proposals (RFP): The Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager to Monitor the SNAPP Secretariat inbox, fielding questions about the RFP; Coordinating outreach with the SNAPP Program Manager according to the SNAPP Strategic Communications plan; Liaise with the RFP platform vendor regarding technical issues with the application/review portal Organize proposal materials for Management Team and Science Advisory Council review and schedule and provide support for these virtual meetings. This requires demonstrated sensitivity in handling confidential information. Management Team: The coordinator will schedule monthly or bimonthly virtual meetings, coordinating closely with the SNAPP Program Manager to create agendas, notes and action items. They will support the organization of an annual in-person SNAPP Management Team meeting. Board Support: Assist in scheduling, note taking, and managing virtual conferencing software Help to generate meeting materials and assemble presentations/the packet. Communications: In collaboration with the SNAPP Program Manager, the SNAPP Coordinator may support routine aspects of the SNAPP Strategic Communications plan, including updating the SNAPP website, copy-editing, and light formatting of external documents and emails. Team Support: The Coordinator may: Act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in Program Manager or supervisor's stead when instructed; Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs; Travel and work flexible hours as needed. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain; and Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.The location for this role is flexible within the Americas where TNC is already an established entity. Co-working facilities with a local TNC office are possible if the candidate lives nearby. Preference will be given to applicants that can work most of their workday within the U.S. Eastern Time Zone. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance or visa sponsorship.
Bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination; Experience coordinating administrative processes; Experience generating reports and interpreting data; Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading; Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines; and Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multilingual skills and multicultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated; Experience working and scheduling across global time zones; Exceptional organization skills; Experience communicating and collaborating with people in many different types of job functions and sectors; Experience in writing for scientific, conservation and/or sustainable development audiences; Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems; Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results; Excellent customer service skills and focus; Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results; Knowledge of current trends in specific field; and/or Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
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. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 700 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world! The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on We're proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
To apply for job ID 53439, submit your cover letter and resume online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying, or would like to verify if you live in a country or province where TNC has an established presence?: please contact to this position's location being flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an already established office, we are unable to provide an accurate salary range as our salary ranges are based on geographic locations. However, if you provide your city, state/province, and country in your cover letter we will inform you of the salary range for this position based on your location if you are selected to proceed into the initial selection round.Come join TNC and apply today! 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 cultures. 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, 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 with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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