Climate Change Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



8 South Michigan Avenue
United States


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 or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Position Summary

This position coordinates, advances and supports the Chapter’s initiatives related to climate change. As the hub of the Chapter’s climate change work, the Project Manager will engage in all aspects of the climate program including, but not limited to, adaptation (Nature-Based Solutions) and mitigation (Natural Climate Solutions), renewable energy siting, the emissions footprints of TNC facilities and operations in Illinois, and climate and energy policy.  The Climate Change Project Manager builds and facilitates internal networks and conducts other activities to drive the Illinois Chapter’s climate program. Working closely with internal staff, the Climate Change Project Manager helps to develop strategic partnerships with agencies, industry and other relevant parties to support the Chapter’s work around natural climate solutions related to mitigation and adaptation as well as clean energy siting and policies designed to address climate change. The Manager also collaboratively assesses and communicates the ability of nature-based solutions to ameliorate the effects of climate change and related impacts (storm water, urban heat islands, poor air quality, riverine flooding) on people, cities, businesses and sectors including agriculture and transportation. Coordinates with project directors to assess the carbon footprint of each operational unit to produce an overall assessment and recommendations to improve the Chapter’s overall carbon footprint, including additional investments to offset emissions. This position jointly reports to the Chapter’s Deputy Director and the Director of Conservation.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related work experience in climate and/ or energy policy, or equivalent combination.
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience with complex project management
  • Experience with building internal and external networks including mechanisms for best practices sharing and communication
  • Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with internal and external audiences.
  • Experience working with partnership development 
  • Experience interacting with senior leadership in a professional manner.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID# 47019 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST November 30, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.