Executive Assistant and Communications Specialist

The Nature Conservancy

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant and Communications Specialist supports the Mid-Atlantic/Central Appalachians Division Director in
operations, communications and strategy to achieve the Conservancy’s mission of protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Division is focused on protecting critical lands and waters, tackling climate change, providing food and water sustainably, building healthy cities, and connecting people and nature.

• 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 of a senior leader.
• Experience with database management.
• Experience working across departments.

• 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.
• Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID 46007 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST January 17, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job URL: 


Bethesda, MD 20814
United States

Opportunity type



Experienced (Non-manager)

Job function

  • Operations

Areas of impact

  • Environment