Urban Conservation Project Specialist

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


About Us


The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


Position Summary


Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Urban Conservation Team! This position will play an essential role in helping to shape and implement strategies that will conserve and enhance natural systems for the benefit of people and nature in Philadelphia’s urban environment. The Program Specialist will manage and lead small to medium-scale complex projects that focus on facilitating public/private partnerships related to green infrastructure practices in the City of Philadelphia. This position is responsible for working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in Philadelphia, with a strong emphasis on helping to implement green storm water infrastructure projects.


We are looking for a capable individual who will provide support in the development and execution of green infrastructure projects that address water quality concerns and habitat restoration, while aiming to provide multiple co-benefits to both people and nature. This position will also play a critical role in forwarding the stakeholder relationships and partnerships that are integral to project success. With experience in planning, strategy, and stakeholder engagement, they will work to advance the strategic priorities of the Urban Conservation Program by supporting the execution of project plans. The Program Specialist will also develop and oversee special project areas that will include themes of public health, finance, workforce development, and policy. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:


Minimum Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in urban planning, community development, social justice, urban policy, natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·        Experience managing staff, interns or volunteers. 

·        Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.

·        Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).

·        Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

·        Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc. Experience in training interns or staff.                    





Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46689 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST Sunday, August, 12th, 2018. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.