**The application deadline is March 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 69 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. Visit www.nature.org to learn more.
The Program Coordinator will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by implementing tactics for approved plans, and completing day-to-day tasks and activities. They may be responsible for planning and execution of logistics for special events and/or meetings, purchasing, digital file management, mail, facility management, telecommunications, and/or reception. They may assist with the recruitment, training, and recognition of program volunteers, and may direct the activities of volunteers. In addition, the Coordinator may perform Information Systems, Human Resources, and Finance administrative tasks, including processing forms, preparing reports and forecasts, and monitoring and preparing budgets. They will respond to inquiries about program activities, create program materials, and draft correspondence. They will be well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute assigned tasks. They will maintain, track and research data, produce and review reports, and perform program analysis. The Coordinator will provide guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will provide support and targeted training related to the functional area of the team. They will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. The Coordinator will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy, as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Provides administrative, clerical, research or project management support for team as requested.
- Provides oversight of the office reception area, office systems, facility maintenance, purchasing and maintenance of office equipment, office security, insurance and acting as main contact for building related issues.
- Coordinates human resource, finance, and information systems issues/activities to ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and practices.
- Plans and executes logistics for field trips or special events as requested.
- Monitors and coordinates the preparation of plans and budgets, schedules, purchase requests, forecasts, and reports, and ensures financial reporting and accounting is conducted in an accurate and timely manner.
- Responds to information requests from staff, partners, and the general public.
- Assists with travel arrangements and scheduling.
- Organizes and maintains equipment and supply inventory.
- Maintain and manages relations with vendors and landlords, with assistance securing leases.
- Help coordinate office and field communications.
- Help develop written and visual content to promote our work including quarterly newsletter generation, social media postings, etc. to showcase programmatic work.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Work within scope of program’s strategic goals;
- Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience, referring difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor;
- Coordinate projects with several variables, working within a defined timeline and budget;
- Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
- Perform non-routine analysis, research and follow-through;
- Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements;
- Financial responsibility includes 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, including training and professional development;
- Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs;
- Travel and work flexible hours as needed;
- Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain; and
- Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
- Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination;
- Experience coordinating administrative processes;
- Experience generating reports, creating formula driven spreadsheets in Excel, and interpreting data;
- Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;
- Experience with various communities and partners on Kaua‘i or in Hawaiʻi and knowledge of how to navigate and work with sensitivity to cultural norms for successful results;
- Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people; and
- Valid driver’s license.
- Multi-cultural or cross cultural experiences are appreciated;
- Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems;
- Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results;
- Experience with social media posting and storytelling;
- Professional experience in digital marketing and/or PR and/or communications;
- Graphic design knowledge and experience a plus;
- Excellent customer service skills and focus;
- Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines;
- Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results;
- Knowledge of grant writing and/or reporting appreciated; and
- Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in The Nature Conservancy’s mission, then please go to www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter & resume uploaded as one document to Job ID#47438 or directly at https://apply here. The application deadline is March 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include the job opening ID#47438.