New York Volunteer Leadership Manager
Jobs at:The Nature Conservancy
Deadline of this Job:
29 June 2021
Date Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. 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. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.
Your Position with TNC
The New York Volunteer Leadership Manager is responsible for supporting the engaging, productive, and rewarding collaboration between the Conservancy’s New York Team (led by the Executive Director) and the volunteer leaders of the New York Board of Trustees and the New York Leadership Council. It is through this collaboration that The Nature Conservancy in New York can fulfill its mission and goals. The Volunteer Leadership Manager works very closely with the New York Executive Director, serving as liaison to the approximately 30 trustees of the Conservancy’s New York Board and the 40+ members of the New York Leadership Council. The Volunteer Leadership Manager organizes engaging events designed for the members of the New York Board and Leadership Council (meetings, conservation briefings, impromptu fora on various topics, retreats, trips (including occasional international trips), and other special events. They serve as events manager for board activities and provide support functions such as research, brief development, writing, stewardship of some board members, and other duties as assigned. They work closely with the Chairs of the New York Board and Leadership Council, as well as the Board’s Chair of the Committee on Trustees. The Nature Conservancy in New York provides invaluable local to global leadership for the entire organization, the New York Board is considered one of the strongest and most diverse in the Conservancy, and the New York Volunteer Leadership Manager has a critical role to play in supporting the partnership between the team and volunteer leaders to drive mission success.
The New York Volunteer Leadership Manager is responsible for helping ensure that The Nature Conservancy in New York’s leadership and broader team are thoughtfully engaging our volunteer leaders to harness their experience, insights and passions; that the volunteer leaders feel engaged and rewarded in their service; and that these engagements are productive and appreciated by everyone involved. The Volunteer Leadership Manager should help the New York Executive Director, New York Executive Team and wider team anticipate how and when to engage in meaningful and productive ways with our volunteer leaders. The New York Volunteer Leadership Manager, in collaboration with the New York Executive Director, considers ways to further strengthen and diversify the New York Board and Leadership Council. They perform a variety of high-level tasks in support of the overall management of the Board and Leadership Council, including but not limited to: coordinating and planning all volunteer leader quarterly board meetings and year-round volunteer leadership events; support and interface directly with the approximately 30 trustees of the Conservancy’s New York Board and 40 members of the Leadership Council; and work with the board liaison for New York’s two local chapter boards (Adirondacks and Central & Western New York) for a coordinated approach across New York. They support fulfilling the strategic priorities of The Nature Conservancy in New York by developing and implementing tactics to generate volunteer leaders’ input and support. They serve as an essential Conservancy ambassador and have substantial contact with a variety of stakeholders including trustees, leadership council members (former trustees, potential future trustees, and other key supporters), Global Board members, other donors, public and private partners, and vendors, among others. They play, at times, a key outreach and ambassador role to internal and/or external audiences. They use the Conservancy’s donor database to update donor information, produce reports, and track and cultivate trustees and identify potential trustees and donors. They must have advanced knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by The Nature Conservancy in New York. They maintain, track, analyze, and report on key data for the New York Executive Director and Team. They provide guidance in satisfying volunteer leader and team requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They adapt processes and implement recommended practices to improve effectiveness. They may, at times, take on additional duties to enhance the work of the team and volunteer leaders.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 36
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
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