Overview

The Nature Conservancy of California, the state’s most influential environmental organization, is seeking a dynamic Executive Assistant to support a busy executive office that covers California, the California/Hawai‘i Division, and the Global Fisheries Program.

With 225+ staff creating innovative solutions to the problems facing people and nature across the state, The Nature Conservancy of California has an inspiring record of accomplishment. We’ve protected over 1 million acres of California’s most iconic landscapes and own and steward multiple premier nature preserves. Building on the skills and experience of over 60 years, the organization has grown from a pure focus on protecting special places to pioneering system changes in the way we use and manage nature. The challenge of the 21st Century is finding ways for nature to help solve the most pressing problems facing people. This is the exciting work of The Nature Conservancy today.

Ideal candidates will have experience working with C-suite executives, creative problem-solving skills, comfort in a fast-paced environment, and a deep commitment to the mission of The Nature Conservancy and its approach to conservation. The Conservancy is a big tent organization that works hard to make conservation a nonpartisan issue so everyone has a seat at the table regardless of politics or industry. The right person has a focus on executive enablement; has strong communication skills; and is fluent in Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. We need a detail-oriented problem solver who finds satisfaction in anticipating needs and making things run smoothly.

Your primary duty is to support a globe-trotting executive director and manage complex logistics, complex contracts, complex everything. You will become a calendar Tetris whiz. Sense of humor, calm under pressure and appreciation for candor are musts. You’ll lead the California Board of Trustee Committee process, granting you direct access to our conservation teams across land, water, oceans, and climate, as well as leaders in technology and economics, who are solving some of the most critical conservation challenges we face today. If you are passionate about nature and its fate in a rapidly changing world; if you believe in practical solutions and uncommon partnerships; if you expect results through teamwork; and if you don’t settle for the way things have always been done, The Nature Conservancy offers the best opportunity to make an impact. The Executive Assistant will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a hybrid schedule with a mix of working from home and in a downtown San Francisco office when needed.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Esther Gonzalez, Recruiter for CA/HI/Pacific at esther.gonzalez@tnc.org. See full job posting and apply with resume and cover letter, HERE (JOB ID: 51564) Deadline: June 10, 2022 8:59 pm PST.

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 cultures. 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.

About The Nature Conservancy

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 working in more than 75 countries and territories. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube and Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you.