Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit ~~~ or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
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.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Nature Conservancy in Idaho seeks a Climate Program Manager to lead our climate team’s efforts to build support with policymakers, influential constituencies, and communities in Idaho that ultimately leads to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and enhanced natural climate solutions. S/he will work with staff from the external affairs, communications, science, development and conservation program teams to execute Idaho climate strategies that align with TNC-wide goals. S/he will identify and support actions and policies that create economic opportunities and incorporate natural solutions to help make climate strategies politically viable, achievable, and locally relevant. S/he will identify and implement tactics to advance our conservation work through communications, procuring strategic media coverage, and leading outreach efforts to influence key political and community allies. S/he will be a leading voice for climate within TNC and with external partners and policy makers.
Program leadership for Idaho Climate Action Initiative (35%)
The Climate Program Manager oversees, coordinates and implements a comprehensive program to accelerate progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Idaho using a diversity of communications tools and partnerships with federal, state, and local government, corporate business sector, community organizations, NGOs, funders and other partners as appropriate. S/he provides strategic vision, leadership, and management for the Idaho Chapter’s efforts to broaden support for climate action, including coordination of a climate team of Idaho staff. S/he provides support and guidance to staff and projects around the state and may support Conservancy initiatives beyond Idaho. S/he is responsible for setting goals, identifying metrics, and tracking progress towards our climate initiative in our 5-year strategic plan. The Climate Program Manager will also be responsible for communicating the collective vision and impact of our climate adaptation and mitigation efforts that span across functional areas and geographies. S/he participates in fundraising activities to increase financial support for the TNC climate program.
Implement strategies for Idaho Climate Action Initiative (40%)
The Climate Program Manager will advance Idaho Chapter’s climate goals through collaboration, effective communication, and by building strategic partnerships designed to broaden support in Idaho for action to further our strategies on climate. S/he is expected to build external influencing networks and strategic partnerships that support and advance climate policy in Idaho. S/he will work closely with TNC staff, outside consultants, collaborators, and the corporate community to identify opportunities and develop strategies and alliances to build the enabling conditions that will eventually lead to meaningful greenhouse gas emission reductions. S/he will provide support and expertise for incorporating and implementing natural climate solutions in Idaho.
Provide policy communications support for Conserve Land and Water & Healthy Soils, Clean Water Initiatives (25%)
The Climate Program Manager will develop and implement communications strategies to reach identified audiences in support of advancing TNC’s conservation initiatives. S/he will provide research and policy analysis and track policies and decisions that directly affect TNC’s climate, land and water, and agriculture goals. S/he will build, develop, and track strategic relationships, including with community leaders, businesses, elected officials, board members, and citizens’ groups, to advance conservation priorities in Idaho. S/he will engage Conservancy members and partners through talking points, action alerts, and strategic events, tours, and media opportunities. The Climate Program Manager will enhance TNC’s voice as a leader and innovator using engaging messaging that inspires Idahoans to support conservation. S/he will work with all chapter departments to build understanding and momentum across platforms and audiences utilizing stories that highlight the impact of our programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at ~~~/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.