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Senior Policy Advisor

The Nature Conservancy, Portland, Oregon preferred; other Oregon office locations considered

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 09/02/2019

Are you passionate about making lasting conservation impact through the development of proactive and reactive policy strategies that contributes to creating a world where people and nature can thrive? Does building relationships at tribal government, local, state and federal levels to advocate for strong conservation policy interest you? Our Senior Policy Advisor position could be your next career move!

As our Senior Policy Advisor, you will directly support The Nature Conservancy in Oregon by planning, implementing and coordinating policy development and legislative strategies for state, tribal and local governments to further our mission. Duties also include, building key relationships and coalition building. This role will be instrumental in fostering the Conservancy’s commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity by advancing these dimensions during advocacy and policy work in Oregon.

In case you’re not familiar, The Nature Conservancy 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 neighborhood. 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. Visit to learn more.

As a leader in Oregon’s conservation community, our team of scientists and problem solvers protects and restores the iconic landscapes and inspiring locations that define our great state. From working to reduce the severity of fires in our forests and designing our clean water future to developing innovative technologies with fisherman and ranchers that sustainably protect both nature and livelihoods, The Nature Conservancy is building a future where people and nature thrive together.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, management or other relevant field and 5 years of government relations or corporate sector experience, or equivalent combination education/experience.
• Fluency in English.
• Analytical and project management experience. Demonstrated experience in successfully developing and implementing complex projects in an unstructured environment.
• Experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
• Proven communication and presentation skills.
• Proven negotiation skills.

Some desired qualifications:
• Experience in strategy development and execution that results in on-the-ground outcomes.
• Knowledge in topics such as water quality and quantity, transportation, climate change and/or other natural resource topics.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Skills in coalition building and partner relations. Ability to advocate and represent complex ideas in ways that connect with non-technical experts.
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
• Experience working with Pacific Northwest Tribal governments.
• Familiarity with social, economic and political conditions and issues in Oregon and/or the Pacific Northwest.

Interested in finding out more?
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Applications must be submitted by 8:59 PM PT on September 2, 2019 to be considered.

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