Belize Conservation Program Coordinator
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 72 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 Belize Conservation Program Coordinator will work as part of the Belize Program office, coordinating tasks related to our conservation programs (Fisheries, Aquaculture and Carbon) and provide functional activities, such as operations support, procurement, meetings management, special events, training, etc.
The Belize Conservation Program Coordinator will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by implementing tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks and activities. They may be responsible for planning and execution of logistics for special events and/or meetings, purchasing, central filing, facility management, telecommunications, and/or reception. In addition, the Coordinator may perform finance administrative tasks, including processing forms, preparing reports and forecasts, and monitoring and preparing budgets. They will respond to inquiries about program activities, create program materials, and draft correspondence. They will be well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute assigned tasks. They will maintain, track and research data, produce and review reports, and perform program analysis. The Coordinator will provide guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will provide support and targeted training related to the functional area of the team. They will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. The Belize Conservation Program Coordinator will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy, as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow.
Specific functions include, but are not limited to:
• Oversight of conservation administrative aspects of the Belize country office
- Administrative, Coordination, and logistical support to Belize Sustainable Aquaculture, Carbon (Forest and Blue Carbon), and Fisheries Programs.
- Fisheries Improvement Project
- Rio Bravo Carbon Sequestration Project
- Belize Blue Carbon Project
- Sustainable Seaweed Aquaculture Project
- Other relevant project activities
- Provide business input and guidance to conservation programs
- Coordination of workplan implementation across programs using Conservancy tools for managing Highly Effective Teams
- Management of TNC Belize’s Conservation programs in the Share Conservation Hub
- Coordination and documentation of all TNC Belize events and meetings
- Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, project management, business or similar related field and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination;
- Experience coordinating administrative processes;
- Experience generating reports and interpreting data;
- Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;
- Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines
- Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people; and
- Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and Spanish;
- Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from several sources simultaneously and independently;
- Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems;
- Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results;
- Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results;
- Knowledge of current trends in specific field; and/or
- Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
- Have a valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY
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