A LITTLE ABOUT US
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. 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. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.
Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Agriculture Conservation Coordinator provides administrative, research, and project coordination and other general assistance to program staff working toward the achievement of agriculture strategy goals to help producers achieve whole farm success by influencing and motivating implementation of practices that keep farmers farming, reduce climate change risks, and protect our soil and water resources now and into the future. Our strategy centers on influencing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, Soil Health and Nutrient Management, and Water Management practices and policies that work for all producers. The Agriculture Conservation Coordinator will report to the Ohio Agriculture Director and operates throughout Ohio River and Western Lake Erie Basin watersheds. The starting salary range for this position is $41,300 - $50,000.
The Agriculture Conservation Coordinator may manage data and records, participate in project and field day planning, coordinate and execute contracts, conduct social media outreach, and assist in the production of reports and newsletters, and schedule and conduct trainings with and for farmers and farm advisors. Work will be a combination of in the field (farmer focused field days) and office administration, and compiling the information collected by others.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of office volunteers or interns.
Coordinates multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
May assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.
Assist in outreach activities, including social media and newsletters.
Provide support to Ag program staff and farmer partners on scheduling, outreach, and projects coordination.
Assist with reporting on projects, grants and budgets.
May work in variable weather conditions and at remote locations, which may require overnight stays.
Makes day to day decisions as delegated by the supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Facebook, and Twitter.
Experience coordinating multiple projects.
Experience handling standard business communications.
Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
2-4 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects, with assignments sometimes coming from several staff.
Ability to coordinate information from several sources to populate databases, create reports and organize files.
Comfort and willingness to interact with farmers and farm advisors, researchers, and agency personnel.
Basic GIS map making skills and experience with Mailchimp and Square Space desired.
Strong administrative skills including attention to detail.
Ability to schedule, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.