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Policy Associate, Wildfire Resilience

Policy Associate, Wildfire Resilience

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The Policy Associate provides research and policy analysis in support of The Nature Conservancy’s policy priorities and tracks policies and decisions that directly affect conservation goals. They build and facilitate internal networks, coordinating meetings, agendas, and presentations, which may include organizing, maintaining, and tracking files, and databases. The Associate provides services that assist in influencing the outcome of policy and/or corporate initiatives at U.S., regional, and local levels. They develop strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, and industry to advance the organization’s conservation agenda. The Associate will also assist with coordinating and may serve as a point of contact to inform internal and external partners in support of TNC legislative priorities, planning and carrying out special events, writing and editing general correspondence, policy summaries and memorandums; and in support of TNC’s policy and positions. They support senior staff in preparing for meetings, events and conferences, helping to create materials and other preparation activities. They may also attend and participate in meetings representing TNC. 
 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff. 
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Provides research and policy analysis in support of legislative, corporate and/or policy priorities.
  • Works within scope of program’s strategic goals.
  • May provide assistance with preparation of program materials including presentations, memos, and other communications.
  • Influences the outcome of policy and/or corporate initiatives at the U.S., regional, and local levels.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, and/or industry.
  • Work independently, working with supervisor as needed.
  • Financial responsibility to complete projects appropriately and assist with budget development and meeting fundraising goals for local and worldwide conservation.
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