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Operations Coordinator

  • Half Time
  • Elkins, WV
  • $24 / Hour
  • Applications have closed

The Nature Conservancy


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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. Whether it’s career development, flexible
schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check
out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of
belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by
hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements
in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and
skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you.
To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

We at The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia—recognizing that conservation is best advanced by the leadership and
contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities—are committed to diversity and leveraging
our differences. We value the contributions of all, and we strive to foster attitudes of respect and perpetual learning
within our workplace. We will recruit and develop staff and trustees that embrace and embody these traits to create a
diverse, inclusive and equitable organization that reflects our global and local character. We know that innovation is best
supported by differences, and so seek to leverage these differences to be more effective in our work while respecting
and learning from all. You can read more about our diversity and inclusion work here and access our Code of Conduct


The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for performing multiple administrative functions related to the business
unit. They may be responsible for scheduling and coordinating logistics for special events and/or meetings, purchasing,
central filing, mailroom operations, facility management, telecommunications, and/or reception. They may assist with
the recruitment and training of program volunteers and may coordinate the activities of volunteers. In addition, the
Coordinator may perform Information Systems, Human Resources, and Finance administrative tasks, including
processing forms, preparing reports, and monitoring budgets. They will use available systems and resources to
maintain, track, and research data, and to produce and review reports. They will apply established processes and
practices to improve effectiveness and to document program procedures for reference by staff. They will coordinate
activities with multiple variables, set realistic deadlines and manage the timeline. The Coordinator may handle inquiries
about business unit activities and assist in the development of program materials and correspondence. They will work
cooperatively with Conservancy staff, providing information necessary to make decisions and solve problems. The
Coordinator may communicate on behalf of their supervisor with internal and external sources, including staff, donors,
vendors, and businesses in order to coordinate arrangements, convey information, and ensure successful execution of

This is a permanent, part-time position for 21 hours a week, with a starting wage of $24/hour. Benefits are included. This
position will include some travel, mostly in-state. This position may include working additional hours and working
evenings and weekends as (rarely) needed. The work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable
elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

• Perform duties under general supervision and established guidelines;
• Make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments and prioritize work independently;
• Identify routine problems and utilize existing resources for resolution, referring difficult questions and problems
to supervisor;
• Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
• Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers, interns, or temporary staff;
• Financial responsibility may include purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with
budget tracking;
• Serve as a team member for assigned projects;


The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental leader, impacting conservation in 76 countries and territories,
including all 50 U.S. states. It is also one of the top fundraising charities in the United States. By joining our West Virginia
team, you will become part of a small but passionate group of dedicated people who are on the leading edge of scaling
conservation of lands and waters while ensuring West Virginia takes a bold step into a low climate future that will also
leverage economic diversification and change that brings real benefit to local communities.

Do you have exceptional administrative and organizational skills, and want to put them to work for a cause you believe
in? Office, facilities and fleet coordination and operations support provide the solid business foundation upon which all
our efforts are built. We are looking for someone with a solid customer service mindset to support West Virginia’s
operations. This position could grow to full-time over time if the business unit’s needs support it and the individual is
interested in taking on additional duties.


• Bachelor’s degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
• Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
• Experience performing one or more administrative processes.
• Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.

• Experience providing administrative support, including some or all of the following: phones, reception, mail
distribution, equipment maintenance, coordinating travel arrangements and meetings, or organizing files.
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a strong customer service focus.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating activities, and solving
• Database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports.
• Ability to apply research skills.


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
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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 cultures.
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 orientations,
gender identities, 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 [email protected] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.


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