Operations Program Specialist (55098)

at The Nature Conservancy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Job Description


This is an exciting decade to be a part of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as we galvanize momentum to address the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change across the globe. This urgency is particularly pronounced in TNC's 2030 goals.

This position, based within the Provide Food & Water business unit, offers flexibility in location. You can work from any of the countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO with an established office. Please note that this position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance and may involve limited domestic and international travel.

As a member of the Provide Business Unit, the Operations Specialist will work alongside the Provide Operations team, supporting the delivery of priority projects and enhancing team cohesion and operational efficiencies. As assigned, they will support various projects, including planning, administrative, and operational requests. They will provide logistical support for special events and other program priorities. They will support staff engagement and general operations across a globally distributed team.

The position is full-time and fully remote and can be based in any country where TNC is registered as a Non-government Organization and established employer in Latin America (Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru), the United States, and the Caribbean (The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, USVI).

This is a short-term position lasting six months. Depending on the team's needs, it may be extended or end early.


The Operations Specialist will be part of the Provide Food & Water Operations team. The Operations Specialist will have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience designing, organizing, and supporting complex projects. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing conservation mission by directing and shaping the work of our team!

They will provide calendar management support to the Deputy Director. They will prepare and submit expense reports as needed and review and approve expense reports. They will coordinate travel arrangements for the Deputy Director, including flights, hotels, visas, etc. They will provide recruitment and onboarding support. They will support the management of the Provide Business Unit's organizational charts, distribution email lists, and employee leave data. They will assist in scheduling team trainings, coordinating employee recognition gifts, and coordinating logistics for events and/or meetings. In addition, the Specialist will perform administrative tasks, including processing forms, preparing reports, and other duties as assigned.

The Operations Specialist will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy, vendors, and business relations. They will closely partner with Provide's Operation Manager, Well-Being and Engagement Manager, and the Operations Project Manager.

They will communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. This position requires some travel as well as flexible hours as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree and three years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.
  • Experience coordinating administrative processes such as calendar management and travel arrangements.
  • Experience with time management and overseeing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.


  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization.
  • Exceptional communication, cultural sensitivity, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
  • Strong organization skills, proficiency with document management, time management, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize tasks while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience using online collaboration and project management tools.
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into 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 and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.

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Job Posting: 3082981

Posted On: May 09, 2024

Updated On: Jun 09, 2024

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