Job Opportunity: The Nature Conservancy in Oregon is hiring a Volunteer & Community Engagement Specialist

  • November 03, 2021 2:11 PM
    Message # 12097262

    The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends, and for nearly 60 years, we've been working in Oregon to do just that. We're bringing people together to solve the biggest conservation challenges of our time by transforming policy, inspiring communities to take action, protecting vital habitats and natural resources and improving livelihoods.

    The Oregon Chapter is seeking a dedicated professional to serve as the Volunteer and Community Engagement Specialist.

    The Volunteer and Community Engagement Specialist will work with the Director of Volunteer Programs as part of the volunteer and community engagement program team to promote, expand and improve The Nature Conservancy’s statewide volunteer and community engagement program and help broaden support for conservation in Oregon. The Volunteer and Community Engagement Specialist will help grow the next generation of conservation leaders by building reciprocal and inclusive relationships with partners and communities. They will design and help implement a community engagement program primarily serving Black, Indigenous, People of Color and those who have been historically excluded from the outdoors and Nature Conservancy preserves. They will also manage a subset of our active volunteer team through execution of meaningful experiences that will advance The Nature Conservancy’s goals.

    The salary range for this position is $ 54,000 - $60,000/annually, dependent on qualifications and experience.

    The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

    Minimum Qualifications

    Desired Qualifications

    • ·       Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
    • ·       Must pass meet all Conservancy Youth Qualification requirements and background checks.
    • ·       High level of Communication and public speaking skills.
    • ·       Project management skills.
    • ·       Experience supervising and managing staff, volunteers,
    • ·       interns and/or teams.
    • ·       Experience building and managing relationships with communities, volunteers, or external partners.
    • ·       Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record and be comfortable driving groups of people in a variety of conditions and locations.
    • ·       Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
    • ·       Experience building equitable relationships with BIPOC communities.
    • ·       Experience serving as a “brand ambassador” or Volunteer and/or Community Engagement Specialist.
    • ·       Ability to promote events and communicate with individuals and communities through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
    • ·       Experienced in developing, implementing, and measuring strategic outreach plans and programs,
    • ·       Knowledge of current and evolving trends in volunteerism, marketing, conservation, and public relations.
    • ·       Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • ·       Volunteer program management and training experience.


    If you’re not familiar with us, The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 79 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood.  Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we strive to recruit a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit  to learn more.

    The preferred location for this position is in Portland, OR.  For a complete position description and to apply, visit and search for job ID #50554.

    To apply to position number 50554, submit resume and cover letter (required) separately using the upload buttons. The application deadline is 11/29/21 at 8:59 pm PST.

    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 men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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