The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Urban Conservation Team! This position will play an essential role in helping to shape and implement strategies that will conserve and enhance natural systems for the benefit of people and nature in Philadelphia’s urban environment. The Program Specialist will manage and lead small to medium-scale complex projects that focus on facilitating public/private partnerships related to green infrastructure practices in the City of Philadelphia. This position is responsible for working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in Philadelphia, with a strong emphasis on helping to implement green storm water infrastructure projects.
We are looking for a capable individual who will provide support in the development and execution of green infrastructure projects that address water quality concerns and habitat restoration, while aiming to provide multiple co-benefits to both people and nature. This position will also play a critical role in forwarding the stakeholder relationships and partnerships that are integral to project success. With experience in planning, strategy, and stakeholder engagement, they will work to advance the strategic priorities of the Urban Conservation Program by supporting the execution of project plans. The Program Specialist will also develop and oversee special project areas that will include themes of public health, finance, workforce development, and policy. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
· Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in urban planning, community development, social justice, urban policy, natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Experience managing staff, interns or volunteers.
· Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.
· Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
· Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
· Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
· Experience in training interns or staff.
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 submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46689 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12th, 2018.
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 all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create and 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.