Arlington, Virginia, USA
Location flexible internationally
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. 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. We know we'll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it's career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there's lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.
Although you'll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Finance & Operations Specialist will work as part of a team within the Global Protect Oceans, Lands, and Waters program coordinating tasks related to one or more functional activities, such as operations, human resources, and finance. The Global Protect team's efforts focus on outcomes for biodiversity and climate through a broad palette of approaches, in close partnership with stakeholders, rightsholders, and long-term stewards of those resources. In doing so, we support a full range of area-based mechanisms - from public protected areas to private lands to Indigenous and communal lands - that provide permanent and effectively managed conservation of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. The Finance & Operations Specialist provides key finance and operations support to the broader team and directly contributes to achieving the ambitious conservation goals set by The Nature Conservancy's Global Protect team.
The location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO, and has an already established office. This position is not eligible for relocation, immigration assistance or sponsorship.
The Finance & Operations Specialist will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by implementing tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks and activities. They may be responsible for planning and execution of logistics for special events and/or meetings, resource management, facility support, internal communications. They will assist staff with recruiting and onboarding support. They will coordinate team training opportunities and coach staff on key policies and processes. They will assist with programs for employee engagement, staff recognition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the Global Protect Team. In addition, the Specialist will perform finance-related administrative tasks, including purchasing, accounts payable, contract support, processing forms, preparing reports and forecasts, and monitoring and preparing budgets. They will be well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute assigned tasks. The Specialist will provide guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. They may also take on special assignments as identified. The Specialist will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy, as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Work within scope of program's strategic goals;
Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience, referring difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor;
Coordinate projects with several variables, working within a defined timeline and budget;
Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
Perform non-routine analysis, research and follow-through;
Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements;
Financial responsibility includes purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget preparation;
Implement operations related transactions with a high-level of attention to detail in line with all organizational requirements;
May act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in supervisor's stead when instructed;
May supervise intern and/or volunteer staff, including training and professional development;
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.
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.
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;
Knowledge and experience with financial analysis, accounting transactions, and accounts payables/receivables.
Knowledge and experience with supporting operations and HR functions.
Experience with logistics management, coordination, and events planning.
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.
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The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. We employee approximately 4,000 employees in 40 countries, including more than 600 scientists, and are working to impact conservation in 69 countries.