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Executive Assistant to the Global Managing Director, Climate (50499) The Nature Conservancy Occupation: Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Location: Brentwood, TN - 37027 Positions available: 1
Job #: 1091984
Updated: 11/30/2021 Expires: 11/29/2021

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Arlington, Virginia, USA

Must be located in a TNC established location that has no more than a 2 hour difference to BST(UTC-3) time zone other locations will be considered where TNC has an already established office.





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.

All TNC staff based in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. TNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason will be considered.


The Executive Assistant supports the Global Managing Director of Climate in operations, communications and strategy to achieve the goals and outcomes of our global Tackle Climate Change team.


The Executive Assistantwill perform a variety of high-level administrative tasks, including but not limited to domestic and international travel arrangements, meeting and special events logistics, calendar and meeting management, sorting and drafting correspondence, taking meeting notes, and processing expenses. They must have advanced knowledge of and technical savvy with the systems and resources utilized by the program to support and coordinate communications across a diverse and geographically dispersed team (e.g., Microsoft Office, Concur, Deltek, Zoom, etc). They will maintain, track, analyze, and report on key data including synthesizing financial, fundraising and conservation results. The Assistant III will provide guidance in satisfying requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will adapt processes and implement recommended practices in order to improve effectiveness. They will provide recommendations and targeted training, draft presentations and meeting agendas. They will communicate on behalf of the global managing director and will have substantial contact with stakeholders, including members of the board of directors, all levels of staff, donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will take on additional duties to enhance the work of the team. Such duties may include, but are not limited to, a more significant role in training, developing documentation, and/or enhancing the systems and tools used by the team. This position requires a high level of mutual trust, professionalism and willingness to take on additional duties as required.

  • Act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems; work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines
  • Work within scope of program's strategic goals
  • Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements;decisions may bind the organization financially or legally
  • Conduct purchasing, processing invoices and transfers, negotiating and contracting with vendors
  • Participate in annual review cycle (budget, strategy, objective) preparation
  • Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information
  • Manage projects with several variables, set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability.
  • May participate in complex negotiations
  • May supervise administrative, professional and/or volunteer staff, including training and professional development
  • Provide input through project teams for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing programs
  • Travel andwork flexible hours,as needed; and
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination
  • Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting data
  • Experience managing the schedule and contacts, and communicating on behalf, of a senior leader; Experience with database management; and
  • Experience working across departments.
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated
  • Ability to implement complex processes
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff
  • Experience coordinating projects
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results
  • Experience supervising staff, interns and/or volunteers
  • Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.


To apply for job ID 50499, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at 11:59 PM EST on November 16, 2021. Need help applying? Visit ourrecruitmentpage or

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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The Nature Conservancy
Is a Non-Profit employer with 2 locations

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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. We employee approximately 4,000 employees in 40 countries, including more than 600 scientists, and are working to impact conservation in 69 countries.
5,000-9,999 employees
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Location/Work Site Information
Address: 2 Maryland Farms Suite 150, Brentwood, TN 37027

Work At Home option:   No
Public Transportation Accessible:   Yes
Location/Work Site Industry (NAICS):   Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support (9211)
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Salary Range: Not Available DOE (Depends on Experience) 401K, Dental, Holidays, Life Insurance, Medical, Sick Leave, Vacation, Vision Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular
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Minimum Experience Required: 24 months
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Minimum Education Level Required: Associate's Degree
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