The Nature Conservancy Diversity Fellow in Arlington, Virginia


Arlington, VA



The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

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.


We are offering: a two- year grant funded developmental fellowship with the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team at The Nature Conservancy, with a focus on North America. Primary responsibilities will include: project management of a new staff exchange fellowship program involving new partnerships between the Conservancy and community based non-profit organizations; support for development and piloting of guidelines for equitable urban conservation and gender equitable conservation; draft written and other media based materials about these programs and projects for use with grantors, donors and internal communications.


  • Project management-coordination and administrative management of the scope, schedule and budget associated with the new staff exchange fellowship program

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills including some experience working across social identity differences including dynamics of race, class and gender

  • Grants and financial management experience or equivalent/related experience

  • Writing reports and inspiring communications about the program


  • Grants Administration including support with technical and financial reporting requirements;

  • Organize, manage and coordinate the staff exchange fellowship program;

  • Provide support for development and piloting of guidelines for equitable urban conservation and gender equitable conservation including engaging project team members, meeting and event planning, and report drafting.

  • Work in a fast-paced environment and manage deadlines. Act independently on assigned tasks and projects and may have full opportunity to direct individual projects; duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines;

  • Travel and work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, as needed; and

  • Work performed in a general office setting and outdoor settings with some exposure to disagreeable elements; work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social or Environmental Justice, Multicultural Studies, Environmental Studies or Science, Communications, Business, Organization Development, Public Policy, or related field and 3 to 5 years related experience or equivalent combination;

  • Multicultural; cross cultural experience

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Project management skills;


  • Multi-lingual skills in Spanish and English preferred.
  • Community organizing; environmental and social justice experience an asset
  • Strong time management, organizational skills and attention to detail; grants administration experience a plus
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment with internal and external partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for various audiences, from technical information;


To apply to position number45529, 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 13, 2017.

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 #LI-NC1

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 men and women 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.*

Job Title: Diversity Fellow

Location: DC Metro Area

Job ID: 45529

Regular/Temporary: Regular