Forest for All NYC Coalition Manager

New York City

Temporarily Remote

Full Time

Position Profile

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!

By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. Our science community consists of a group of a experts who are leading the industry on multiple fronts to bring science, strategy and action together.

The Cities Program in New York State builds strategies and initiatives to create a healthy, resilient and sustainable urban environment in NYS cities, with a significant focus on New York City. We work with government and non-government partners on key programmatic areas: tackle climate change, improve water quality in and around cities, promote nature and environmental solutions to enhance the quality of life, and reduce urban heat island and air pollution.

The Coalition Manager for Forest for All NYC ( oversees and executes the management, development, and expansion of Forest for All NYC, a newly established and growing coalition dedicated to the NYC urban forest and implementing the NYC Urban Forest Agenda over three years. This multidisciplinary role relates to various aspects of leadership development, coalition management, protection, science, stewardship, and community relations for the Cities program in New York State, with a specific focus on New York City. The Coalition Manager will serve as the principal contact to existing and new coalition members, including but not limited to government agencies, other conservation organizations, health and social justice organizations, community-based organizations, elected and appointed officials, private sector leaders, and the academic community.

The preferred candidate has demonstrated coalition or campaign management experience, strong communication skills, and experience leading participatory processes. They should be politically savvy and familiar with NYC environmental and/or municipal policy issues. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

This position is funded for 3 years, with potential extension subject to need and additional funding.

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

BA/BS degree in a relevant field and 5 years’ experience in coalition and/or campaign development and management, community organizing, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Leadership experience, including motivating, guiding, setting objectives, and managing performance.

Experience in partnership, network, or coalition development and management with non-profit partners, private sector groups, community groups and/or government agencies.

Experience designing and managing complex or multiple projects.

Experience negotiating.

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 diverse people of all genders, 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

Apply now:

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a competitive salary and great benefits package, please visit and search for job ID #50440 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application, resume, and cover letter by 11:59 PM EST on November 7, 2021, to be considered. The work location for this position is New York City, NY.

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