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The Nature Conservancy Conservation Initiatives Manager - 53386 / Madison in Madison, Mississippi

This Position is for a North America Conservation Collaboration Initiatives Manager with a remote work location in Madison, MS.


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.

The North America Conservation Collaboration team provides programmatic support, coordination, and learning for conservation within the TNC's North America Region so that can reach the 2030 Goals. As a team, is uniquely positioned to see systemic conservation opportunities and support solving for root causes. 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. 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.


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.


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.

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 global character is a priority and encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual ori ntation, 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 the job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org 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.