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Director of People & Operations

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Conshohocken, PA or Wilmington, DE


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Apr 11, 2022

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About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and watersthat all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube. Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. We know the confidence gap and imposter syndromecan get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply!

Position Summary

The Director of People and Operations is a senior member of the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter, a business unit of The Nature Conservancy. The Director has primary responsibility for providing leadership for all operations functions and diversifying, engaging, and empowering staff and volunteers. This includes activities related to Human Resources and Recruiting, Diversity Initiatives, Administration, Fiscal Management and Oversight, Sustainability, Facilities, Technology and Information Systems, Office Management and Safety. The role is strongly service-oriented and adaptive, requiring a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The Director ofPeople and Operations works in close cooperation with Executive leadership as part of the Chapter’s Leadership Team to support the Chapter’s conservation outcomes through sound administration and a strong organizational culture. This positionis responsible for setting the department's strategic direction andplays an active role in program implementation.Skills & Experience A Bachelor's degree in HR or HR related field and at least six years related experience or an equivalent combination, including two years managing operations functionsis a minimum requirement for this position. Experience isalsorequired in the following areas: knowledge or training in DEI, managing and implementing multiple projects, negotiating agreements, supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers, setting objectives, managing performance, conflict resolution, working with cross-functional teams, and demonstrated experience handling confidential information.

Additionally, the following are desired qualifications: •Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;•Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of human resource functions •and office facilities;•Experience developing and administering departmental budget or equivalent; •Experience leading diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice workforce efforts;•Knowledge of current and evolving trends in the specific field, preferably in a non-profit environment;•Strong organization, planning, and problem-solving skills;•Successful experience implementing strategic program goals;•Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation, and diplomacy skills;•Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role;•Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for various audiences;•Experience developing, managing, and implementing goals, plans, and complex processes;•Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in a relevant discipline, preferably in a non-profit environment;•Proficiency in interpreting guidelines and manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data;•Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining the adoption of strategic workforce planning;•Superior planning and problem-solving skills;•Valid driver's license and safe driving record (per TNC's Auto Safety Program), and •Advanced knowledge in current and evolving technology related to the field of experience.

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Need help applying? Visit our recruitmentpage or contact 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.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 applyhelp@tnc.orgwith Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

The preferred location for this position is in a TNC office in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Conshohocken) or Delaware (Wilmington) with the flexibility for occasional remote work.




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