Executive & Strategic Plan Projects Assistant

The Nature Conservancy
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 02

Position description

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

 

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC


 

The Executive Office and Strategic Plan Projects Assistant will provide varied administrative, logistical and meeting support services, and as assigned research to the executive director’s office.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Executive Office and Strategic Plan Projects Assistant will provide administrative, logistical and research assistance related to board of trustees’ management and meetings, and the strategic planning workgroup. This may include some, or all, of the following: calendar management, scheduling and coordinating meeting logistics and setup; securing meeting and/or project supplies; note taking and/or recording of minutes; board efficiency and productivity projects; assist with the preparation of correspondence and information packets. They will use available systems and resources to track data; other duties as assigned. The Assistant will have frequent interaction with staff throughout the program as well as with trustees, partners and other visitors.


RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Does not supervise any staff;
  • Perform duties under general supervision and established guidelines; supervisor will resolve any problems or questions;
  • May serve as a team member for assigned work teams and/or projects;
  • May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget and in consultation with supervisor;
  • Work overtime as needed; and
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma plus 1-year experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience providing administrative support including one or more of the following: phones/customer service, managing calendars, coordinating meetings and events;
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people; and
  • Experience writing, editing, and proofreading written materials.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program of Conservation, Environmental Studies, Governmental Relations or Public Policy, or related field.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in planning, public policy, governmental relations, transportation or sustainability;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating activities, and solving problems;
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines;
  • Experience in business writing, editing and proof-reading;
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.

Application instructions

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