Overview

Office Location:
Remote, USA

Who We Are:
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube   to hear stories from staff or visit  Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:
The Senior Policy Advisor for Transmission leads and implements the Conservancy’s strategy to support the expansion of electric transmission capacity necessary to enable the U.S. to stay on track to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The advisor has a particular focus on accelerating transmission expansion through maximizing the capabilities of the existing grid (co-location, reconductoring, grid enhancing technologies) and supporting essential new transmission lines that are designed to avoid and minimize environmental and social impacts.

We’re Looking for You:
The Senior Policy Advisor for Transmission interacts with the federal government, state and regional agencies, tribal governments, non-governmental organizations, associations and coalitions, and/or businesses to advance planning and policy to support regional and interregional transmission planning and accelerate project design, development and approval processes while preserving robust community engagement and environmental protections. The Senior Policy Advisor is a member of the North America Climate Mitigation Program and works closely with counterparts in the Conservancy’s North America divisions, state business units, and North America and Global climate teams to coordinate the organization’s transmission strategy. They identify policy opportunities, undertake policy analysis, evaluate the potential for and lead strategic partnerships, capture and share useful lessons and experiences, and develop and implement strategies to influence transmission sector planning and policy. The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and presentation skills and experience implementing strategic initiatives. This position provides an exciting opportunity to impact and contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in energy science, environmental policy, business or related field and 6 years of senior management level experience in government relations, corporate sector, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Federal agency, state agency, association, non-governmental organization, electric utility, energy consulting firm or transmission organization experience or experience in a corporate environment with a focus on energy planning or project development and delivery.
  • Direct experience working with partners and government agencies.
  • Experience in strategy development and implementation.
  • Experience negotiating complex high-profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Experience with relationship-building.
  • Project management experience including coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside an organization.
  • Experience with written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree, Law Degree, or Equivalent
  • Experience with community engagement in project planning, design, and delivery.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with management-level individuals within the corporate sector, government, or non-profit sectors.
  • Excellent team player with experience working in multi-disciplinary groups, using influence and interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with governments, corporations, partners, donors, volunteers, and all levels of staff.

What We Bring:
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Salary Information:
The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $89,000 – $114,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate’s location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.

Apply Now:
To apply for job ID 55181, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people 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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.