Climate Mitigation Program Manager

The Nature Conservancy
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 10

Position description

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”



The challenges facing our planet today require comprehensive solutions that address the well-being of people and nature and lay the foundation for future conservation efforts. Promoting policies that provide benefits to both people and nature is critical to securing lasting conservation outcomes. The work and expertise of The Nature Conservancy’s External Affairs programs are integral to this effort. External Affairs is helping to shape the government policies that help make possible achievement of transformative conservation outcomes to address climate change, enhance protection of lands, waters, and the ocean, and provide food and water sustainably. We have an awesome task at hand, and the work that you do here will have a direct impact on our success.

The Climate Mitigation Program Manager assists in the development and implementation of the US Climate Mitigation Program at TNC and helps support execution of TNC’s climate mitigation strategies through program and strategy management.




The Climate Mitigation Program Manager leads program and strategy management to advance TNC’s U.S. Climate Mitigation Program, which consists of three strategies: US Climate Action, Natural Climate Solutions, and Renewable Energy Deployment. They support climate mitigation program leadership by managing priority projects, tracking progress against program goals, and efficiently allocating program and project support across the climate mitigation team. They serve as a key liaison and informational contact between the climate mitigation team and other TNC staff. The Climate Mitigation Program Manager will lead development of program plans, budgets, and metrics with input and buy-in from key stakeholders and team members. They will manage and support cross-functional teams, networks, and collaborative processes to achieve program and strategy goals. They will also lead reporting to support fundraising, donor stewardship and strategy tracking. They will define roles and responsibilities, recruit, and lead a program management team to successfully achieve identified goals.



  • Conducts research and analysis.
  • Assists in developing reports, presentations and assessments on topics related to the climate mitigation program.
  • Works within a budget to complete projects, negotiates and contracts with vendors and leads budget development and strategic financial management.
  • Coordinate the work of cross-functional teams towards a desired outcome.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information including fundraising data and salary information.
  • Develop and implement new initiatives, particularly around strategy management, team management, and network collaboration, that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance; decisions may bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Manage fundraising, donor stewardship, and strategy results reporting processes.
  • Manage networks and collaborative processes to advance internal coordination across U.S. Climate Mitigation Program.
  • Manage and implement multiple complex projects, including managing project teams, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
  • May manage or participate in complex negotiations.
  • Supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, including training and professional development.
  • May require gaining cooperation of team over whom there is no direct supervisory authority.
  • Travel occasionally, working flexible hours as needed.
  • Work within scope of program’s strategic goals.




  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations, international development, social science, natural science, ecology or related field 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 promotional and 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 in managing and tracking multiple projects.
  • Experience managing project teams and working with cross-functional staff.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Critical analytical thinking and excellent English writing skills are essential.
  • Deep knowledge of, and fluency in, climate change mitigation.
  • Familiarity and knowledge related to business, governmental, and/or environmental policy and practices pertaining to climate change mitigation.
  • Ability to sensitively advise other staff on how to effectively engage with internal and external parties.
  • Ability to develop and drive new ideas and approaches.
  • Ability to work well in a highly matrixed, decentralized and collaborative organization. Possesses strong interpersonal skills and political savvy. Must be a team player.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • NGO and/or corporate relations experience a strong plus.

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