Aug 16, 2019


  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-Time Government

Job Description

The Nature Conservancy


Arlington, Virginia, USA


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 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.


The Attorney provides legal services under the direction of a more experienced Conservancy attorney to advance Conservancy priorities and appropriately manage risk.


The Attorney provides legal services for the Latin America and Caribbean programs, as well as some global programs, under the direction of a more experienced Conservancy attorney to advance Conservancy priorities and appropriately manage risk. They ensure that transactions and activities are legally sound and consistent with the Conservancy's mission, authority, policies and procedures. The Attorney clearly articulates legal concepts and options to assigned programs.

  • Reviews, edits and approves contracts such as contracts for services, grants, leases, licenses, purchases, corporate documents (bylaws, articles of incorporation, power of attorney), etc.
  • Works with paralegals and Certified Contracts Specialists in management of overall contracts process.
  • Provides individual and group trainings to clients and other colleagues in the legal department.
  • Provides legal services related to the Conservancy's operations in Latin America and the Caribbean (opening/closing branches, registering powers of attorney, opening/closing bank accounts, etc.)
  • Provides support to regional attorneys who are the primary legal contacts for various Latin America and Caribbean countries.
  • Assists in special projects as requested by department management (ex. corporate engagements, legal research, etc.)
  • Travels occasionally; works long or flexible hours as needed.

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent and license to practice law in the United States and/or one of the Latin American counties. If law degree is from a country in Latin America, LL.M. degree is required.
  • Verbal and written fluency in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • Experience working across cultures.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Contractual and transactional work experience and experience negotiating agreements in transactions throughout Latin American and Caribbean countries and/or the U.S.
  • Experience in developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Experience drafting, proofing and reviewing correspondence and legal documents in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Experience working in the Latin American/Caribbean region, especially Brazil.
  • Working knowledge of current trends in relevant discipline.


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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.



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