Midwest Program Coordinator

Midwest Program Coordinator

Type of offer:

The MWD Program Coordinator is a proactive convener and collaborator with great attention to detail and timely communication skills. They anticipate program gaps and opportunities and share those with colleagues, helping solve problems and nurturing an effective and ambitious team culture. They will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of Soil Health and Nutrients and Policy programs and teams by developing and implementing tactics for approved plans and completing and organizing multiple tasks and activities. They will maintain, track, and report on key data related to the scope and priorities of the functional activity. The Program Coordinator must quickly build advanced knowledge of the systems and resources used by TNC and the team to provide program support and coordinate communications. They will organize multiple complex teams, setting realistic deadlines and managing the timeline of the overall program. They will provide guidance in satisfying requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will adapt processes and implement recommended practices to improve effectiveness.

The Program Coordinator will take on additional duties to enhance the work of the team, including, but not limited to, developing documentation, providing recommendations and targeted training related to the functional area of the team, and/or enhancing the systems and tools used by the team. They may coordinate logistics for team meetings and/or special events. They will create program materials and perform analysis and research related to program activities. They will coordinate with stakeholders for program success and may serve as the lead liaison with partners or vendors. The Program Coordinator will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy, as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. They will keep up-to-date on market trends and best practices in order to improve services. The salary range starts at $45,000.


  • Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience, referring difficult questions and unusual problems to Program Directors.
  • Help coordinate projects with several variables, working within a defined timeline and budget;
  • Help ensure individual workstreams are moving forward according to timeline and budget, properly documented, and teams feel adequately supported, prepared, informed and coordinated on project plans and progress.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
  • Perform non-routine analysis, research and follow-through;
  • Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements;
  • Financial responsibility includes processing invoices, developing contracts, and assisting with budget preparation.
  • May act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in supervisor’s stead when instructed;
  • Serve as a liaison to Division and State chapter marketing and development staff to help with internal and external communications and fundraising
  • Provide input to project teams for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing programs;
  • Willingness to help cultivate the position
  • May supervise administrative and volunteer staff or interns, including training and professional development
  • Travel and work flexible hours as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
Location: Illinois
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: July 17, 2022
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