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Colorado Conservation Project Coordinator

Job Location

Boulder, CO / Denver Metro Area


Type of Job



$58,000 - $61,000

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Published Date

Dec 27, 2022

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The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube   to hear stories from staff or visit  Glassdoor.


One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”



At TNC, we are committed to protecting biodiversity and reducing the threat of climate change through equitable conservation at scale. The Colorado Business Unit has an important role to play in meeting TNC’s ambitious regional, national, and global goals. The Conservation Project Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Business Unit’s Conservation Project Manager, Conservation Director, and other conservation team members to advance a suite of priority projects in our portfolio. Drawing on strong organizational skills and project management experience, the position will drive increased coordination, collaboration, and collective effort.


The Conservation Project Coordinator works with Business Unit conservation teams across a suite of priority projects to advance our strategic goals. They will be responsible for ensuring project teams are well-coordinated and that project deliverables are completed on time and within budget. This work may include coordinating regular team conversations, incorporating input from business unit leadership or other advisors, managing project timelines and tasks, holding team members accountable, and facilitating productive team discussions. The Conservation Project Coordinator will use project management knowledge, strong organizational skills, and a collaborative spirit to enable teams to advance conservation outcomes and communicate effectively.



Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe In where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone with strong experience in coordinating to help us achieve our strategic conservation goals.


The ideal candidate should have exceptional project management and communication skills. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to creating a world where people and nature thrive!



  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in conservation practice and/or project coordination and management.
  • Experience supporting or co-leading complex and/or multiple projects across teams and departments.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience completing tasks independently, organizing time, and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in building relationships and working collaboratively across the organization and with TNC partners.


  • 3-5 years of experience in conservation practice and/or project coordination and management.
  • Ability to distill and analyze information in order to ensure coordination, plan key activities, and solve problems.
  • Self-starter with ability to generate work plans with limited support in line with conservation team outcomes, goals, strategies, and plans.
  • Experience managing and facilitating teams, including motivating without authority, team building, and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and teams to achieve results.
  • Experience managing project budgets, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of project management tools.
  • Knowledge of current conservation issues and challenges in Colorado and the Western U.S.
  • Creativity, particularly in helping teams find solutions to unexpected challenges.

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.



Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!


The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!



The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including; health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, accrued paid time off (including annual, personal, and sick leave), life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellness benefits. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.  Learn more about our benefits at We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.



This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.



The estimated starting salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience. The starting salary is $58,000 to $61,000. annually.



To apply for job ID 52711, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at and searching job "52711" by 11:59 PM EST on January 18, 2023. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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.


Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.


Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.


An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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