Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries and territories, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
The Soil Health & Nutrient Strategy Specialist will build a strong internal and external network with TNC staff across business units and agricultural industry partners to help advance the implementation of the North American Region Soil Health and Nutrients strategy. This team member will lead a portfolio of projects focused on advancing to increase the adoption of conservation agriculture practices on rowcrops in North America. S/he will interpret economic, agronomy and/or water quality research, assist agribusinesses with corporate practices and conservation goals, and communicate regularly about soil health, nutrient management and water quality.
Essential functions of this role include:
1) build and maintain the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of soil health and nutrient stewardship, especially with farmer advisors;
2) apply social science, economics, and other evidence to inform and advance the Soil Health and Nutrients strategy;
3) develop key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices; and
4) assist TNC staff to advance to expand the agricultural community’s support of conservation efforts and have a broader impact on our natural resources.
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