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Global Conservation Strategy Advisor, Land Acquisition

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San Francisco, CA, USA

The Global Conservation Strategy Advisor for Land Acquisition will improve conservation strategies and management by driving acquisition within the California-Hawai‘i division of The Nature Conservancy. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Global Conservation Strategy Advisor advises global strategies and the California-Hawai’i division with the development, implementation and active management of their acquisition plans and strategies. This is a six-month, part-time position that will drive a specific, complex project to protect land in Kauai and other acquisition projects that may develop. The Strategy Advisor reports to the Division Director. 


  • Designs, implements and directs complex and diverse projects, setting deadlines and ensuring program accountability.  
  • Creates competitive strategies and plans locally and organization wide.                                                                    
  • Makes strategic decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.                                                                      
  • Incorporates cross disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.                                                                    
  • Coordinates the work of other professionals, inside and outside of the organization.    
  • Significant latitude to deal directly with field management personnel and organizational leadership.
  • Requires willingness and ability to travel up to 75% both domestically and internationally, and to work occasional weekends and evenings.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Law, Resource Management or related
  • 7 years of related experience as the deal lead in land acquisition for a multinational conservation organization.
  • Experience leading and managing complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • International work experience.      
  • Project management experience and experience meeting deadlines.
  • Experience developing end products with software such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, cloud and web based tools including SharePoint, WebEx/conferencing software, Skype, Google Hangouts, and DropBox or other similar tools.


  • 10+ years of direct experience as the deal lead in land acquisition for a multinational conservation organization.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. 
  • Self-starter with ability to generate work plans with limited support in line with the overall Conservation Strategies Team outcomes, goals, strategies, and plans.
  • Experience developing business plans or major strategy assessments, particularly with conservation forms of valuation, deal structuring, negotiations support, financial modeling and analysis, business planning.
  • Fluency in language other than English (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese).
  • Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental and international affairs.
  • Willingness to learn and develop expertise in new conservation strategies, economic drivers, management tools, and global affairs.
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization, including with senior management, and with Conservancy partners.

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.

Organization Info

Nature Conservancy

Arlington, VA, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

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.

How do we achieve this mission and vision?

Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, all of whom impact conservation in 69 countries.

With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.

By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values.

That's how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since our founding in 1951.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 11 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 11 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Nature Conservancy