• Full Time
  • Alberta, AB
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Website Nature Conservancy Canada

Opportunity Type:

Program Coordinator, Nature + Climate Projects Accelerator
Full Time Term Contract Salaried
Requisition ID: 1379
Location: Flexible/Canada (Calgary Preferred)

Position details: Full Time Contract (2 years)

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a dynamic Program Coordinator, Nature + Climate Projects Accelerator to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, Nature + Climate Projects Accelerator, the Program Coordinator will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team building on years of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience action by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The Nature + Climate Projects Accelerator aims to develop and implement natural capital investment strategies and offset credit projects that help to accelerate the protection and restoration of high value conservation lands. In pursuit of this objective, the Program Coordinator will support multi-disciplinary project work in the development and implementation of forestry, grassland and wetland carbon sequestration and storage projects in the near-term, as well as exploring additional conservation finance projects including flood risk mitigation over the longer term.

The Program Coordinator role requires an execution-oriented self-starter to deliver on new initiatives in a highly dynamic environment. Spanning project management, relationship building, administrative tasks, and production of briefing materials, the Program Coordinator must be highly organized, collaborative, and a strong communicator.

NCC is accelerating conservation through innovative conservation finance and the Nature + Climate Projects accelerator is a key part of delivering on this ambitious strategy. If you believe in improving our world through natural conservation solutions, consider joining our growing team at the leading edge of Nature and Climate projects in Canada.


Diverse project support work, assisting senior members of the Nature + Climate Projects Accelerator team in the areas of Project Development, Innovation, and Internal Governance
Managing and tracking Key Performance Indicators and presenting with the use of dashboards or other visual means
Managing and tracking Lessons Learned toward continuous improvement goals
Managing budgets in support of the Executive Director’s financial accountabilities, including reporting, trend analysis/tracking, and invoicing
Management of scheduling, planning, and documenting of  team and committee meetings and initiatives
Preparing briefing materials for executive leadership
Designing PowerPoint presentations, policy and communication documents

Required Experience

Minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience in sustainability, carbon project development, environmental consulting, conservation, or a related field.
Post secondary education, preferably in sustainable business, environmental studies, business administration or related area
Drafting executive briefings, meeting minutes, and presentations
Tracking Key Performance Indicators and presenting results in an effective way using dashboards, figures, or other visual aids

Required Skills

Self-starter with an enterprising/entrepreneurial mindset and drive – comfortable with ambiguity and keen to take initiative
Keen collaborator who thrives in a fast-paced environment – you have excellent interpersonal skills and are a team player. You collaborate and influence in a “win as a team” environment.
Strong communication – you speak plainly and truthfully and listen with care. You communicate complex ideas in a clear and easy-to-understand way
Consensus building and decision making
Highly organized – can manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail and prioritization skills
Budget management and control – you track trends against budgets, documents drivers of change, and are financially literate
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in database management and/or dashboard software such as Power BI is an asset
A personal commitment to nature and conservation

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by March 19, 2022 at 11:59 EST.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

Please note that in-person office attendance, carpooling with co-workers to NCC properties or events, and in-person attendance at any indoor events are currently restricted to staff who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, if you are required to participate in any of these activities as part of your job the expectation is that you must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna vaccine or combination of, and have received the second dose at least two weeks prior to your start date or you have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to your start date.

Tagged as: budget management, climate science, investment strategy, mitigation, natural capital, planning, project support