Oceans Program Associate

The Nature Conservancy
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 08

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 79 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. 


About the Position

The Program Associate will help manage core functions and processes for the California Oceans Program of the Conservancy. The Associate coordinates grant management activities for public and private awards including preparation, submission, and management of grants, in partnership with Oceans Program staff and Development, Finance and Operations staffs. The Associate also helps facilitate annual planning, budgeting, and performance review cycles; administers contracts; manages and coordinates multiple core Program projects; conducts research to support priorities; facilitates team communications in multiple forms; and, serves as a liaison to other Program teams, and to other Conservancy departments such as External Affairs, Development, Marketing, Finance, and Operations. The Associate reports to the Director of the Oceans Program. 


  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience managing and tracking multiple projects 

The location of this position is negotiable within any major TNC office in California (Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, or San Diego). 

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