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.
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.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- 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.
- 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.