Conservation Operations Specialist, Canada

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Nature United
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Program / Project Management
Full Time
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-05-062019-06-03

Become a force for nature, a healthy planet, and thriving communities by joining the Canada team. The work of this position will help provide the primary administrative support to a 15-person conservation team, while also supporting a 6-person philanthropy team with specific tasks. These staff form a remote team of people located across Canada and the US.

We are looking for a detail-oriented Conservation Operations Specialist with strong organizational and proven communication skills to join our team to assist with writing, data management, event organizing, and financial processes focused on grant making, contracting, meetings and workshops, communications amongst the team and with partners, and implementation of our safety plan. The candidate will coordinate requests for support from multiple team members, set realistic deadlines and manage activities within both organizations policies and procedures. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 3 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Experience providing administrative support;
  • Experience generating reports, editing and proofreading; and
  • Willingness to participate in cultural competency training and to support successful partnerships with Indigenous people.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience, particularly with Indigenous people;
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects with many variables and to set and meet realistic deadlines;
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems;
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results;
  • Excellent customer service skills and focus and a desire to ensure conservation staff are supported;
  • Experience interpreting guidelines and policies to achieve desired results; and
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.

If you have a personal passion for conserving the natural world and ensuring nature provides a foundation upon which people and communities thrive, and you hold a belief in Nature United’s and The Nature Conservancy’s mission, principles, and values, then please visit to learn more. 

  • To apply for this position, submit your cover letter and resume for position number 47617.

Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 3, 2019.

Nature United and The Nature Conservancy are Equal Opportunity Employers. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women 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.