Working at The Nature Conservancy

We are an organization that is known for its strong mission and unique set of values. This is why we offer an environment with such a strong organizational culture and we highly value people and understand that they are the heart of our work.

Our work environment is very supportive of our staff. We offer flexible policies that support life balance, including telecommuting, flex-time and compressed work weeks for eligible high-performing employees. Here are just a few other reasons why this is a great place to work.


We work worldwide and continue to expand our reach throughout Africa, Australia, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America and North America. We work with local governments, communities and partner organizations, sharing our science-based and collaborative methods to ensure that the needs of each region and its people are best met.


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 life balance. These typically include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Same sex spouse and domestic partner coverages
  • Flexible work schedules in addition to a standard 35 hour work week (some jobs and locations vary)
  • 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 and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Paid business travel accident insurance
  • Country-specific benefits as mandated by labor law and/or SOP
  • Many other valuable benefits

At The Nature Conservancy, we believe that 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. This is why we offer new employee on-boarding sessions as well as a variety of classroom and online training focused on professional, functional management and leadership development.

All of our employees have access to a Learning Management System that allows them to take online, self-paced courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week via such avenues as E-Cornell, Lynda and Harvard. We also offer a Leadership Development Program which prepares our leaders to succeed in their roles. This program consists of four tiers, each providing a multidisciplinary curriculum that targets the specific development needs of leaders based on their levels of responsibility and accountability.


In addition to our comprehensive training programs,we offer:

  • Formal fellowship opportunities within our CODA program
  • Mentoring programs to help develop conservation and leadership expertise
  • A science program fellowship program
  • Recruiting practices and policies that ensure we continue our strong history of promoting from within

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 Nature Conservancy is working to make a lasting difference around the world in 72 countries, and we have a globally diverse workforce of over 3,500 committed and talented staff based or working in all 50 states in the United States and in offices in 30 countries around the world. We are committed to our diversity and inclusion principles and value a blend of perspectives and viewpoints, because we know that having a diverse workforce, which is representative of the global population, is essential to achieving our mission.

We sponsor Employee Resources Groups which are instrumental in providing resources, tools and access to a community of peers and allies. Currently, we have:

  • Women In Nature
  • Nature’s Pride (LGBT)
  • Young Emerging Professionals
  • Multicultural
  • League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD)

We also provide training workshops focused on diversity & inclusion because we want to go beyond “diversity hiring,” and many of our business units sponsor diversity-specific pilot projects which are directly tied to their conservation efforts.



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