Senior Attorney (Legal LAC)

Posted by
The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, VA
Published 7 days ago

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. 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. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

Position Summary

The Senior Attorney provides legal services on complex matters to advance Conservancy priorities and appropriately manage risk, with a focus on the Latin America - Caribbean Regions and potentially global programs. This position reports directly to a Senior Attorney. The Senior Attorney ensure that transactions and activities are legally sound and consistent with the Conservancy’s mission, authority, policies, and procedures. They clearly articulate complex legal concepts and options to assigned programs. The Senior Attorney will review organizational documents; prepare, review and negotiate contracts; and structure and negotiate complex agreements involving multiple parties. They will work with internal staff to ensure that operations and implementation of programs and projects are withing the parameters of the Conservancy’s policies and procedures and the laws of the appropriate jurisdictions.


  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent.
  • License to practice law in at least one U.S., Latin America or Caribbean jurisdiction.
  • 5 years relevant legal experience or at least 3 years relevant legal experience coupled with assumption of significant responsibilities for a geographic area or subject matter expertise.
  • Experience negotiating complex, transactions and agreements.
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience working across cultures.


Desired Qualifications

  • Verbal and written fluency in French or Portuguese. In-house experience and/or law firm experience advising sophisticated clients and senior management.
  • Familiarity with general corporate law in the Caribbean.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts and engaging in transaction work in the Caribbean and/or Latin America.
  • Experience with government regulations related to grants and contracts.
  • Experience providing legal support to non-US functions within a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
  • Experience working with international and cross-functional teams in a decentralized organization.
  • Ability to balance numerous matters while prioritizing on a day-to-date basis.
  • Experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbally, in a professional setting.
  • Experience identifying, evaluating and resolving issues, quickly and efficiently.
  • Experience supervising staff such as paralegals and administrative staff.
  • Legal research experience.
  • Working knowledge of current trends in relevant discipline.

How to Apply

To view the full position description and apply (COVER LETTER and RESUME REQUIRED), please visit Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until 11:59 pm November 6, 2021. If you experience technical issues, please contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often!

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    November 10, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Arlington, VA
Associated Location
Arlington, VA, USA

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