Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership Coordinator

To apply: nature.org/careers. The job ID # is 40566

The Nature Conservancy
JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: MIGRATORY BIRD CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience, Associate’s degree and 4 years related experience, or
equivalent combination.
* Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and calendaring with Outlook.
* Experience using the internet for research.
* Experience managing multiple projects.
* Experience communicating, verbally and in written form, with a diverse range of people.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Partnership Coordinator supports the management and operations of the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership, a collaboration of The Nature Conservancy, Audubon California and PRBO Conservation Science.

The Coordinator will provide high-level partnership support requiring a wide range of skills, including the ability to manage projects independently, as well track the progress of projects being led by others. S/he will identify, develop and manage an internet-based file sharing system and develop a partnership calendar. With supervision, s/he will manage contractors and contracts. S/he will develop and edit a partnership newsletter and help develop marketing materials for external audiences, including website design and content. S/he will assist with fundraising by helping to write funding proposals and drafting reports to funders. S/he will support key partnership meetings by scheduling, helping to draft agendas, preparing staff for presentations, coordinating and synthesizing committee updates, and taking and distributing meeting notes. The Coordinator will coordinate an
annual retreat for ~50 staff. S/he will have frequent interaction with staff from all three organizations, as well as external partners, donors and vendors. The Coordinator must have a positive attitude, patience, the ability to deal with and manage multiple personality types, through clear and frequent communications. It is essential that the Coordinator take the initiative to solve problems as they arise, seeking input and equitable solutions.

The Partnership Coordinator should have a passion for conservation and be highly motivated. S/he will report to the Project Director for the Migratory Bird Initiative at The Nature Conservancy and will be based in Sacramento. This is an 18 month position with the possibility of renewal.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
* Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years related experience, Associate’s degree and 4 to 5 years related experience or equivalent combination.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources as well as to work independently.
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
* Ability to organize time and manage diverse activities. Meet deadlines.
* Demonstrated flexibility to changing situations and priorities.

COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING:
* Coordinate multiple projects with several variables, set realistic deadlines, and manage a timeline.
* Resolve routine problems independently.
* May act as a resource to others to solve problems.

DISCRETION/LATITUDE/DECISION-MAKING:
* Make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments.
* Act in supervisor’s stead when instructed.
* Duties may require non-routine analysis, research and follow-through.

RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT – FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY:
* Purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in the budget.
* May assist in budget preparation.
* May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
* May manage contractors.
* Duties are performed under minimal supervision.

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
* Communicate with internal and external contacts to seek or convey information and coordinate arrangements.
* Work and communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including partners, the public, vendors, and donors.
* Provide and solicit a variety of information to/from staff and others to assist workflow across the three partner organizations.
* Have familiarity with standard business communications; ability to draft and edit correspondence and other written materials.
* Collaborate with a wide range of conservation partners to move projects forward and facilitate information exchange among the partners.
* Communicate roles, responsibilities and deadlines to team members.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
* Most work performed in a general office setting, with some work in the field.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment and manage deadlines.
* Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or strain. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.
* Will require willingness to travel and work flexible hours.
* Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sacramento, California
The Nature Conservancy
Human Resources



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