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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 Global Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Advisor assists in the development and implementation of the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities strategy at TNC and helps drive implementation of the overall business plan to help transform the way land and waters decisions are made by strengthening the voice, choice and action of indigenous peoples and local communities to shape and manage natural territory in ways that improve people’s lives and drive conservation outcomes.
The Global Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Advisor’s main function will be to work with the IPLC leadership and TNC stakeholders to design, organize and facilitate a joint council and follow up process and events between tribal spiritual leaders from North America and TNC leaders. Successful gatherings will require working collaboratively with IPLC program and other departments to cultivate openness and curiosity among key leaders. It will also require convening TNC leaders with tribal leaders. The Advisor will identify and enroll tribal leaders in gatherings, and will be the main point of contact for tribal leaders. The Advisor will lead all tactical components of the joint council. The Advisor will work with a IPLC co-director to convene TNC leadership. The Advisor will also serve as a key liaison, technical advisor and informational contact for TNC projects in the U.S. engaging with tribes. Additionally, s/he will support the development of The Nature Conservancy’s North America Strategy to support tribes’ leadership in conservation. His/Her support to TNC projects and the development of the North America Strategy will be upon the request of TNC colleagues. The exact role and nature of support will depend upon the need, advisor’s expertise and current workload and will be agreed upon by the Advisor, supervisor and requesting colleague.
Additionally, the Advisor may be asked to do the following functions:
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
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