External Affairs and GR Lead will bring their experience in government relations and external affairs network development to work on behalf of the West Virginia Business unit of The Nature Conservancy to achieve legislative, policy, and program goals. They will work towards achieving conservation, community, and economic development goals that support a strong Nature and Economy approach focused on strategic and high leverage outcomes for conserving and protecting the resilient and diverse lands and waters of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians. While also promoting and developing the models to develop economic diversification that is inclusive, equitable, and has individual and community outcomes for the well-being of West Virginians. This position furthers the work of The Nature Conservancy and its conservation partners through direct interaction with governments, multilateral agencies, and/or businesses focusing on policy, practice, and funding initiatives that provide conservation and economic development opportunities and/or impact our conservation and economic development programs. Duties include daily contact to develop the strategic partnerships and potential funding pathways with local, state, federal, multilateral/agencies officials, and/or NGO and industry and corporate representatives on matters pertaining to administrative, legislative, and/or corporate actions or internationally negotiated agreements to achieve the organization’s conservation and human equity and well-being agenda. They also work within The Nature Conservancy, especially with the Nature and Economy Director, Central Appalachian and Appalachians programs, and North American Policy and Government Relations program to build and facilitates internal networks, coordinating meetings, agendas, and presentations.