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Executive Assistant, Impact Finance & Markets

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The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, VA
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Published 26 days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA

This position is located in Arlington, Virginia with expectations of working in the office 2x per week. Must be eligible to work in the United States- no relocation, visa or immigration assistance provided


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.”


The Nature Conservancy recognizes the critical role of investments, corporate practices, and markets in solving the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. The Conservancy has established the Impact Finance & Markets division, bringing together talent from across the organization to shape direction of investment, corporate practices, and markets around the world. The Impact Finance & Markets Executive Assistant will be responsible for providing a high standard of direct administrative support for TNC’s Impact Finance & Markets Division, primarily working with the Sustainable Debt and Carbon Markets teams. The Executive Assistant reports to the Deputy Director, Impact Finance & Markets. 


The IFM Executive Assistant will be responsible for a variety of administrative support tasks including calendar management, drafting correspondence, processing expenses, domestic and international travel arrangements, file management, keeping project management systems up to date, note taking, event tracking, maintaining email lists, and coordinating meetings and special events logistics. They will gain broad knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and implement tools and practices to improve efficiency. They will, at times, communicate on behalf of the Impact Finance & Markets Leadership Team and will have contact with stakeholders, including Nature Conservancy Executive Leadership Team members and their administrative partners, donors, vendors, and corporate partners. 

The Executive Assistant performs administrative functions for the leads for the Sustainable Debt and Carbon Markets teams, which are sub-teams within the broader Impact Finance and Markets Division. They have approximately 10 individuals per team located throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. The Executive Assistant will work in collaboration with three other executive assistants in the Impact Finance & Markets Division. They must be proficient in Outlook and familiar with scheduling and running video conferences. Experience working with senior leadership and C-Suite level executives will be beneficial. We are a results-oriented team who values a collaborative, inclusive approach and encourages innovative ideas and solutions. 

This position may be located in Arlington, Virginia with expectations of working in-office 2x per week. Must be eligible to work in the United States- no relocation, visa or immigration assistance provided.

Salary range is $63,000-$67,000 based on experience.


  • Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience; work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines;
  • Work within scope of program’s strategic goals;
  • Coordinate projects with several variables, work 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;
  • Make purchases, process invoices, contract with vendors, and assist 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; and 
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone with strong experience in being a part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary team. 


The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience providing administrative support to a director or multiple directors. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team! 



  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and meeting time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and virtual meeting software;
  • Demonstrated team player who works and communicates effectively across different cultures in a collaborative organization;
  • Fluency in English.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems;
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results;
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into 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 and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

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.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

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 with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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.


Arlington, Virginia, USA

This position is located in Arlington, Virginia with expectations of working in the office 2x per week. Must be eligible to work in the United States- no relocation, visa or immigration assistance…

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