Nature Conservancy is hiring a

Aquaculture Program Coordinator

Aquaculture Program Coordinator (location flexible)


All International

Full/Part Time





Arlington, Virginia, USA

The location of this position is preferable in North America, but open to all places where The Nature Conservancy is registered to do business. Arlington, Virginia is our global headquarters location.


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life


Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.


The Aquaculture Program Coordinator provides general programmatic and administrative support for the Global Aquaculture program with a primary responsibility of managing the Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration (SOAR) conservation program. The Global Aquaculture program of the Provide Food and Water business unit, consists of active projects in seven countries designed to demonstrate the environmental, social, and economic benefits aquaculture provides for people and nature by encouraging development of restorative seaweed and bivalve aquaculture and ensuring smart growth of the finfish aquaculture sector. The SOAR program encompasses two primary components of purchasing farmed oysters for native oyster reef restoration and supporting oyster aquaculture industry resilience through an innovation grant program.

The Aquaculture Program Coordinator provides support to the Global Aquaculture Program within the Provide Food and Water business Unit. The Aquaculture Program Coordinator will work closely with other business units within the Conservancy including the Global Protect Oceans, Lands, and Waters team, country, and state programs, as well as external partners. They will serve as the key coordinator and administrative point of contact for the SOAR program and the Global Aquaculture program to collaboratively implement project management processes, procedures, timelines, and databases to ensure the project team executes on deliverables within resource requirements. The Aquaculture Program Coordinator will report to the Aquaculture Program Manager.


Want to ensure the aquaculture industry benefits people and nature? Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50% in just the next 30 years as the world’s population continues to grow. There’s no doubt a nature-positive transition is swiftly needed across all our diverse food production systems. But a growing body of evidence is challenging the assumption that increasing food production will inevitably result in the degradation of nature. In fact, it’s possible to produce nutritious food and actively contribute to the recovery of ecosystems at the same time.

Aquaculture is not only the fastest-growing form of food production it can also be one of the most environmentally efficient ways of producing food and can even provide ecosystem benefits under certain conditions. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in project management, with proven results in accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational proficiency
  • Experience in financial management, grants accounting, and program management
  • Experience in analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and experience working across teams
  • Experience in tracking decisions, distributing action items, and follow up on progress
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Web Browsers.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits.

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

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 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.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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