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Senior Policy Representative

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Wisconsin - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 14/02/2014
Company Name Nature Conservancy
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Directory Entry : The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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Madison, Wisconsin (WI)


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.


The Sr. Policy Representative supports The Nature Conservancy’s conservation goals by serving as advocate, liaison and informational contact between The Nature Conservancy and primarily the executive and legislative branches of state government as well as federal, state, county and local municipal agencies and private groups. S/he tracks government policies and decisions that directly affect TNC conservation goals, and serves as research coordinator on other issues of public policy and legislation.  S/he may provide services that assist in influencing the outcome of legislative planning and policy initiatives at federal, state, county and municipal levels.  S/he is a point of contact to inform the public, Conservancy partners and elected and appointed officials of Conservancy policy and positions in the realm of government relations.

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy or related field and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination. Experience working with Wisconsin state government preferred.
  • Experience researching information from divergent sources and compiling it into reports.
  • Supervisory experience (if required).
  • Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.
  • Experience presenting to and/or communicating with government, legislative and agency staff and/or program leadership.
  • Experience working with MS Office, Word, Excel and navigating the Internet.  Database management experience (if required).
  • Experience working with nonprofit and for profit partners as well as government agencies without violating any restrictions related to conflicts of interest, lobbying former employers, or influencing decision makers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy or related field and at least 5 years related experience or equivalent combination. State government experience preferred.
  • Well-developed communications skills
  • Experience researching information from divergent sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure.
  • Supervisory experience, including ability to set objectives and manage performance.
  • Familiarity with social, economic and political conditions and issues in the state.
  • Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word and Excel.  May require database management skills with ability to produce reports.  Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet.  Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, 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. 


To apply to position number 41853, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 14, 2014.

Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

You must click “submit” to apply for the position. You may select “save for later” if you prefer to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.

If you are experiencing technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contactapplyhelp@tnc.org.



The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process

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