Nature-Based Solutions Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy

  • Full-Time
  • Missouri
  • Application deadline: 2022-06-07

The Nature-based Solutions Coordinator will work with and convene local, regional, state and federal partners to identify opportunities and barriers and make recommendations collaboratively to scale up use of NBS low-water crossings statewide with a focus on the Ozarks region. The Coordinator will provide project management for strategic demonstration projects, lead collaborative development of a communications and outreach strategy, conduct outreach to key target audiences, and provide funding expertise on federal and state funding programs and grant writing to assist local communities with NBS low-water crossing replacements.

Your Position with The Nature Conservancy

Climate change is causing increased disasters such as flooding, which are impacting both people and nature. Tackling climate change and helping people adapt is one of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) priorities. Nature provides a powerful set of tools to help both people and nature adapt to a changing climate. We are working to enable communities to use nature-based solutions (NBS) to be more resilient to disaster hazards.

Approximately 75% of this position initially will focus on leading TNC Missouri’s work for widespread implementation of stream smart NBS low-water road crossing replacements (such as low-water span bridges) that restore stream function and water quality, improve wildlife habitat, reduce flood risk to infrastructure and protect public safety.

A key focus will be advancing deployment of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for NBS low-water crossings at scale across the Ozarks region of Missouri. Additional NBS’s that this position will support potentially include deploying stream restoration projects through natural streambank stabilization, green stormwater infrastructure, floodplain and wetland restoration and protection, and levee setbacks.

The Nature-based Solutions Coordinator will primarily work from a home office in Missouri, ideally located in or near the Ozarks region of the state.

Who We Are

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world working in more than 75 countries and territories. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply

To apply for job ID 51517, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at the TNC careers website by 11:59 PM EST on June 7, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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