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Program Analyst, NYS Cities

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The Nature Conservancy | New york, NY
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The Nature Conservancy


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Published 12 days ago

July 19, 2020

A Little About Us

Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, 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.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

Your Position with TNC

The Cities Program in New York State builds strategies and initiatives to create a healthy, resilient and sustainable urban environment in NYS cities, with a significant focus on New York City. We work with government and non-government partners on key programmatic areas: tackle climate change, improve water quality in and around cities, promote nature and environmental solutions to enhance the quality of life, and reduce urban heat island and air pollution. 

The Program Analyst plays a key role on the New York State Cities Program team to further The Nature Conservancy’s mission through analysis, strategy/project development and implementation, research, and writing. Some examples of near-term initiatives that the Analyst may work on include: efforts to protect, maintain, and grow NYC’s urban forest; green roof analysis and legislation; and climate adaptation. The Analyst primarily works on the ongoing projects in New York City, while also providing support to projects upstate.

Essential Functions

The Program Analyst assists with the development, implementation, management, and coordination of NYS Cities initiatives and strategies. They support strategic planning and project implementation for a range of initiatives and strategies through research and analysis; process development, documentation and evaluation; progress assessment; quantitative and qualitative data analysis; writing diverse materials; production of presentations and other communications materials; and collaboration and coordination with many internal staff and external stakeholders to support the adoption of key conservation initiatives and strategies. 

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Provide strategic research and analysis in support of NYS Cities programmatic areas
  • Contribute to project design and implement components of diverse projects across multiple program areas
  • Incorporate cross disciplinary knowledge to support objectives of initiatives, strategies, and projects
  • Provide research and policy analysis in support of legislative and/or policy priorities
  • Serve as a leader for assigned projects
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements
  • Provide assistance on a range of programmatic activities and projects, including drafting and editing, with verbal and written communications materials. Materials may include, but not limited to: presentations, reports, memos, talking points, and summaries
  • Arrange, prepare for, document, and analyze information from meetings with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, industry and/or other partners
  • Work independently, working with supervisor as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject and 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination 
  • Experience supporting complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment
  • Analytical and project management experience
  • Experience researching relevant issues in New York City and/or other cities
  • Experience writing memoranda and reports
  • Experience advancing collaborative projects

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated
  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of best practices of project management
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working in and thriving in a fast-paced environment with decentralized organization and minimal oversight
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to project timelines
  • Experience learning new subject matters to apply to projects
  • Ability to independently problem solve and generate viable work plans in line with the overall goals and strategies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major urban environmental issues and stakeholders in NYC and/or and other cities in New York State
  • Experience processing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience contributing to business plans or major strategy assessments
  • Experience coordinating and/or implementing multiple, complex projects with many internal and external stakeholders, including partners/government agencies and the corporate sector
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with partner 
  • Experience identifying key stakeholders and building networks or organizational capacity
  • Experience with effective communications (written and verbal) with different audiences


A Little About Us

Founded in 1951, 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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How to Apply

To apply to position number 48810, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 19, 2020.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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.

To apply to position number 48810, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m…

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