Feb 22, 2020
Project Coordinator, Origination (Location flexible with strong preference for New York City, NY or Denver, CO USA)
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION New York City, New York, USA. The location of this position is flexible with a strong preference for New York City, NY or Denver, CO. NY302 A LITTLE ABOUT US The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. For more information, please visit http://www.nature.org NatureVest is the impact investment unit of The Nature Conservancy. NatureVest's mission is to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. Our vision is based on the conviction that capital markets, businesses and governments must invest in nature as the long-term capital stock of a sustainable, equitable and more efficient economy. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Project Coordinator will work with NatureVest's Origination Team, coordinating tasks related to fundraising, pipeline development, local business unit collaboration, internal governance and deal development. This includes: systems management, management of databases, project coordination and meetings management. The Project Coordinator will also provide periodic support to other members of the broader NatureVest team. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Project Coordinator will support the deal sourcing and development, fundraising and asset management activities of NatureVest's Origination Team. This includes (i) working closely with NatureVest deal leads to monitor and record details of deal development as well as creating deal and program materials for internal and external audiences, (ii) working closely with the NatureVest Investment Fundraising Team to track and record investor prospect engagements and manage post-closing investor relations and (iii) coordinate and manage the NatureVest deal review process, including supporting materials submission and taking meeting minutes. They will also be responsible for planning and execution of logistics for special events and/or meetings and administrative tasks, including purchasing, processing forms, scheduling, and preparing expenses/reports. They are well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute assigned tasks, specifically relationship management systems. They will maintain, track and research data, produce and review reports, and perform program analysis. The Project Coordinator provides guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures and will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. They will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy; as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations as needed. They will effectively communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. While the Project Coordinator will report to the Deputy Managing Director of Investment Origination and will sit in the NatureVest Origination Team, up to 20% of their time could be dedicated to investor relations, fundraising, and other support to the broader NatureVest team. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience. Coordinate projects with several variables, work within a defined timeline and budget. Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information. Duties may require non-routine analysis, research and follow-through. Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements. Financial responsibility may include purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget preparation. May act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in supervisor's stead when instructed. May supervise administrative and/or volunteer staff, responsibility includes training and professional development. Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs. Refer difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor. Travel and work flexible hours as needed. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines. Work within scope of program's strategic goals. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience or equivalent combination. Experience coordinating administrative processes. Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results Experience generating reports and interpreting data. Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading. Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines. Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people. Organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems. Excellent "customer service" skills and focus. Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results. Knowledge of current trends in the field of impact investment. The Nature Conservancy is committed to diversity and encourages candidates with diverse and nontraditional backgrounds to apply. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 48574, 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 March 22, 2020. Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact email@example.com . 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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