Human Resources/Office Manager

The Nature Conservancy

Location: Minneapolis

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 70 countries, all 50 United States, and your community. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity, therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Chapter team.  

The Nature Conservancy’s MN, ND, SD chapter seeks an experienced human resources management professional to join the operations team based in Minneapolis. The Human Resources & Office Manager serves an important leadership role in building a welcoming culture for the MN-ND-SD Chapter and the Minneapolis office. TNC values all staff, donors, trustees, members, partners, visitors and vendors. We endeavor to provide a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for people to engage across differences whether those differences are obvious or subtle. We want people to feel invited, included and heard. In this position you will provide overall direction and strong, detailed management to achieve those results. The HR/Office Manager reports to the Chapter Director.

The HR/Office Manager will meet the strategic priorities of the Chapter by developing and coordinating policies, procedures and practices related to culture, human resources and office systems. They must be able to function productively as a member or leader of a work team and be able to work with and communicate with a wide range of people including the public, program leadership, donors, and others. They must consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion and be able to provide a variety of information to staff and others to assist workflow throughout the organization. They must have the ability to travel for training or enrichment a few times each year and the ability to work longer hours during busy seasons. This is an essential on-going position which is vacant due to a retirement.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

1.     Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination, including 2 years managing human resources functions;

2.     Experience managing and implementing multiple projects;

3.     Experience generating human resources reports, and analyzing and interpreting data;

4.     Experience developing and administering departmental budget or equivalent;

5.     Experience negotiating agreements;

6.     Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers;

7.     Experience working with cross-functional teams Demonstrated experience handling confidential information

1.     Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;

2.     Degree or certification in Human Resources

3.     Ability to manage and implement complex processes;

4.     Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative role;

5.     Advanced knowledge in current and evolving technology related to human resources and office management;

6.     Knowledge of current and evolving trends in the specific fields, preferably in a non-profit environment;

7.     Strong organization, planning, and problem-solving skills;

8.     Successful experience implementing strategic program goals

The Nature Conservancy’s Minneapolis office is located in the Downtown East neighborhood, home to the Mill District, known for the 1883 Stone Arch Bridge, with views of St. Anthony Falls, and riverside green spaces like Mill Ruins Park. The Mill City Museum is in a landmark former flour mill and traces Minneapolis history, while the Guthrie Theater presents classic and new plays in a Jean Nouvel-designed building. Contemporary eateries, cafes and ice-cream shops cluster nearby.

The Conservancy’s office is in the River Parkway Place, an award-winning energy efficient building, beautifully designed with huge windows allowing ample natural light to flood the space. A charming library and five conference rooms provide opportunities for formal and casual meetings, trainings and celebrations. More than 90 Conservancy staff are located in this office working on TNC priorities in North America and beyond. The new challenge for the office manager in 2020 and beyond, will be to continually evaluate and refine the ways that this office space is utilized to keep everyone safe from Covid-19 or other threats.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, including paid vacation, sick and holidays, a 401K retirement savings plan, health and dental insurance plus more, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more and read the complete detailed position description. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 48683 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on June 8, 2020.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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