A LITTLE ABOUT US
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 and transformational 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, and providing food and water sustainably. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 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.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
Reporting to the CEO, serving on the Executive Leadership Team, and working with the Board of Directors, the Global Lead, Policy & Government Relations is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the organization and establishing long-range goals, plans and policies to engage with governments, corporate leaders, and others for optimal organizational success. They provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that TNC has the optimal public policy and public funding strategies to effectively ensure the accomplishment of long-term conservation results and climate solutions. As part of TNC’s Executive Leadership team, the Global Lead, Policy & Government Relations also contributes to planning and advancing operational excellence across the organization.
The Global Lead, Policy & Government Relations influences climate and conservation public policy in the United States and the more than 70 countries and territories in which TNC operates and catalyzes over $150 million per year in public funding to support TNC goals.
They lead a team of 80+ policy and science professionals and work with external partners, including high-level government officials, and with all five TNC regions. This public policy team advances policy changes that support the transformational outcomes set forth in TNC’s 2030 Goals. Through incentivizing public policies directed toward conservation, climate solutions, and equitable outcomes; removing barriers to those outcomes; and influencing public and private funding to support investments in those outcomes, the team is expected to directly support delivery of one-third of our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and one-fourth of our 2030 land conservation goals, along with creating the enabling conditions for all of our climate and conservation strategies to succeed.
Working with external and internal partners, the Global Lead, Policy & Government Relations drives policy and funding changes to close the $700 billion per year global gap in conservation funding to stop losses in biodiversity and positions TNC as a leading conservation and climate solutions organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
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 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.
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