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Operations Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy
  • Location: Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  • Full-time: Monday to Friday, 35-hour week (some flexibility required) Permanent Position 
  • Full-time Salary Range: $79,360 to $95,000 per annum; plus 9.5% superannuation, plus benefits (Remuneration is commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience) 


Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation 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 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy first commenced operations in Australia in 2002. Since that time TNC Australia has grown significantly and now conducts projects in all mainland Australian states and territories. Our work focuses on three main biogeographical zones – the Outback (including work with many Indigenous Traditional Owner groups supporting their efforts to manage their country for its cultural and conservation values); our Oceans (including our extensive shellfish reef building program across the bays and estuaries of southern Australia), and the Southern Murray-Darling Basin (including innovative water funds and property management), To learn more about our work in Australia visit www.natureaustralia.org.au or follow us on facebook.com/TNCAustralia

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive remuneration, superannuation; retirement or savings-plan matching for eligible employees; excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Operations Coordinator will work as part of a team within the Australia Business Unit coordinating several operational duties for the business unit and various functional teams. Coordination work in functional areas includes human resources, operations, procurement, facilities management, special events, training, volunteer programs, and from time to time the executive office. 

The Operations Coordinator will report to the Deputy Country Director.


Ideally you will have performed a similar operations/business support or administrator role, having had exposure to and familiarity with basic HR processes and policies; and a strong operations background. A great team fit will be the candidate who is action-oriented, values-driven with a service approach to their work – and like any administrative operations based role, have a high degree of attention to detail, enjoy completing tasks quickly and working as part of a team.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience coordinating administrative processes;
  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data;
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;
  • Experience organising time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines;
  • Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people;
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;
  • Ability to analyse information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems;
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results;
  • Excellent customer service skills and focus;
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results;
  • Knowledge of current trends in human resource management, WH&S, finance and/or business operations;
  • Strong organisational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail;
  • Proven experience in office management, business operations or an administrative role;
  • Excellent communication and people management skills;
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint; Visio, and experience using databases and online systems
  • Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in organising, prioritising tasks, meeting deadlines and managing continuous change and its consequences effectively
  • Experience in general administration, reporting and document management, preferably within a Human Resources function; or business operations function.
  • Strong administration and written communication skills with excellent attention to detail and passion for delivering work to a high standard.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage competing and/or changing priorities, and deliver to deadlines.
  • Proven team-oriented approach to work, with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and co-ordinate information flows within the team and with other business areas;
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact positively with a wide variety of stakeholders with the confidentiality, professionalism and discretion required in a HR function;
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative, with a proactive approach to work and willingness to undertake tasks outside of core remit; and
  • Good research, analytical and problem-solving abilities.


Only applicants who are currently eligible to work in Australia will be considered. The Nature Conservancy will not provide support for working visas or residency for this position. 


Direct applications only, no agencies.

To apply to position number 49632, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applicants are continuously reviewed; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

Please address the following questions in no more than two pages and submit together with your Resume/CV. Please include the questions with your responses:

  • Why do you want to work for The Nature Conservancy?
  • How will your skills and experience translate to the role?
  • Describe your knowledge of current trends in human resource management, finance support, business operations and/or administrative support;
  • What are your salary expectations for this role? (excluding superannuation)?
  • Are you willing and legally able to work in Carlton, Victoria, Australia?   
  • When would you be available to commence employment with The Nature Conservancy?

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org using the subject line: Operations Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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 diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organisation 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.

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

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