The Nature Conservancy and its Canadian affiliate, Nature United, are doing work you can believe in -- protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on.
As a conservation organization, we support the authority of Indigenous peoples to steward and manage their lands and waters by working in partnership with Indigenous Nations to strengthen governance, build on-the-ground stewardship capacity, support leaders, and catalyze local economies.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Do you want to build on your deal experience in a mission driven organization?The Senior Attorney provides legal services on complex matters to advance Conservancy priorities and appropriately manage risk.
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Senior Attorney provides legal services on complex matters for Canada and other assigned programs. They ensure that transactions and activities are legally sound and consistent with our mission, policies, and procedures. They clearly articulate complex legal concepts and options to assure compliance with domestic and international laws, particularly those that apply to public charities. These matters may include complex land use projects such as creation of new protected areas; carbon credit and climate change initiatives; contracts and grants; corporate governance; government relations; engagements with large corporations; and private and public funding.
All staff based in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in Canada is a condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or human rights reason will be considered.
Juris Doctorate or equivalent and license to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.
Five (5) years relevant legal experience or at least three (3) years relevant legal experience coupled with assumption of significant responsibilities for a geographic area or subject matter expertise.
Experience negotiating complex transactions and agreements.
Organizational Overview: A Pioneer in Conservation LeadershipThis is an exciting time at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) - we are shifting our strategy for greater impact in the world, seeking to address some of the most complex challenges facing people and nature --issues such as tackling climate change, building healthy cities, and providing food and water sustainably. We are seeking a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to join our team.•Our Mission: The Nature Conservancy, a global non-profit organization with a million members, is dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.•Our Vision: A world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.•Our Team: We achieve this through the dedicated efforts of our 3800-diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, all of whom support conservation in 72 countries and all U.S. states. We are striving to develop a workforce as diverse as the places where we work, and we have a deep commitment to diversity.Our Approach: We use a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and depend on the help of our many partne...rs, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations. Since 1951, the organization has protected more than 120 million acres across the world. We are now building on this legacy of land, water, and ocean protection to address global challenges facing people and nature around the world by focusing on five priorities across the entire organization.