Senior Policy Advisor for Climate

05 Nov, 2019

Jobs

Senior Policy Advisor for Climate

The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, VA
A LITTLE ABOUT US
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 72 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 www.nature.org 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 Senior Policy Advisor, Climate will play a key role in the development and implementation of the Conservancy’s US Climate Action Strategy, to build support for federal climate policy through policy analysis, strategic outreach, and advocacy with lawmakers, government agencies and key constituencies and stakeholders and will advise the Conservancy’s state chapters on outreach and advocacy strategies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reporting to the Director of Climate and Energy Policy, US Government Relations (USGR), the Senior Policy Advisor, Climate furthers the work of The Nature Conservancy through direct interaction with lawmakers and their staff, Federal agencies, businesses, and other stakeholders to advance our federal climate policy goals. .  S/he serves as an external representative on US climate policy, and develop policy concepts, policy strategies, and relevant outreach and relationships to support the Conservancy’s climate action in the US strategy. S/he will serve as an expert and advisor on policy issues and strategic outreach issues, including identifying policy opportunities, evaluating the potential for strategic partnerships, and developing and implementing strategies to influence public policy.  S/he will work within USGR’s climate and energy policy team, and coordinate with and provide support to state chapter staff and counterparts in the Conservancy’s North America Region.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
In the area of federal climate policy, apply a range of analytical skills to assess current and emerging policy opportunities.
As requested, provides policy and strategic advice to the Conservancy’s state chapters.
Develops written analytical products and other deliverables to support policy and program objectives, for internal and external audiences.
Works collaboratively within a cross-functional interdisciplinary team.
Acts independently within broad program goals.
Communicates professionally with a wide variety of people from different cultures.
Accountable to persuasively convey the mission and policy positions of The Nature Conservancy to diverse groups including key legislators, government officials and others who are critical to the Conservancy’s overall public policy strategies.
Works in partnership with other organizations in a collaborative and consultative or advisory capacity.
Ensures compliance with internal policies and external requirements, including federal lobbying laws and regulations.
Supports multi-year fundraising strategies, and goals.
Effectively directs and/or participates in complex negotiations.
Develops constructive and effective working relationships inside and outside the Conservancy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, business or related field and 6 years of senior management level experience in government relations, corporate sector, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Supervisory experience.
Fluency in English
Federal agency or congressional staff experience or equivalent experience
Direct experience working with partners and government agencies.
Project management experience including coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside an organization.
Experience in strategy development and implementation.
Experience with relationship building skills.
Experience negotiating complex high profile or sensitive agreements.
Written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
Master’s degree appreciated
Excellent team player with experience working in multi-disciplinary groups, using influence and interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with governments, corporations, partners, donors, volunteers, and all levels of staff.
Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit www.nature.org/careers/ and search for position number 48059, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 22, 2019.
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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.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

Job posted: 2019-11-05