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Working at The Nature Conservancy


Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package is tailored to the individual countries where we work and provides a full range of benefits to help meet our employees' needs for health care, retirement and a positive work-life balance.

As you explore career opportunities within the Conservancy, you'll receive information about the benefits that are available in different locations. These typically include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Medical insurance;
  • Retirement savings plan, with matching contribution of up to 8 percent after one year of service, fully vested after three years;
  • Generous annual leave and sick time;
  • Paid holidays;
  • Paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; and
  • Paid business travel accident insurance.

If offered a position, you will receive a detailed description of the applicable country program benefits.


At The Nature Conservancy, we believe learning is smart conservation. When employees expand their knowledge and develop new professional skills, they help the Conservancy adapt to change and meet the challenges ahead.

We offer a comprehensive new employee orientation along with classroom and online training focused on professional, functional management and leadership development.

Our many learning networks afford employees the opportunity to share best practices and collaboratively learn from each other. In addition, all employees have access to a Learning Management System to take online courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Career Development & Advancement

The Conservancy's management philosophy is to give our staff the chance to make a difference. In addition to our comprehensive training programs, we offer formal fellowship and mentoring programs to develop conservation and leadership expertise. In addition, we have a strong history of promoting from within. Many of our employees have made 20- and 30-year careers with the Conservancy.


Our work environment is supportive of our staff. We offer flexible policies that support work life balance, including telecommuting, flex-time and compressed work weeks for eligible high-performing employees. We have strong values and a culture that supports team work and collaborative problem-solving.


We recognize that conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. The Conservancy has a globally diverse workforce of 3,800 committed and talented staff based in all 50 states in the United States and more than 30 countries.

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