Nature United1 Open Position
Nature United is a national organization committed to reimagining conservation across Canada. Our mission is to create solutions for people and nature by building diverse partnerships to protect lands and waters and to ensure nature is the foundation of healthy communities, economies and future opportunities. Our areas of focus are to advance sustainable management of lands and waters by supporting responsible resource use and Indigenous-led conservation, and to harness the power of nature to address the climate crisis by advancing natural climate solutions. Our organization is honoured to work with many Indigenous partners. We recognize and respect the Indigenous Peoples of Canada—First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nations—as the original rights-holders of the lands and waters in Canada. We have an ongoing commitment to continue to strengthen our awareness of the history and enduring impacts of colonialism, and to build partnerships based on reconciliation, as well as respect, equity, open dialogue, integrity and mutual accountability. Our vision is a world where nature and people thrive. As a learning organization we are embracing courageous conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within our organization, the conservation movement, and beyond. This is essential to achieve better conservation and grow a stronger, healthier organization. As an affiliate of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), what we do is informed by the best global science and supported by the leadership of the world’s largest conservation organization. Nature United is headquartered in Toronto and builds on TNC’s long history of conservation achievements in Canada. Visit www.natureunited.ca and www.nature.org to learn more. ORGANIZATIONAL SHARED VALUES RESPECT Practice Extraordinary Respect We respect different work styles and are mindful of this within our interactions. We assume best intentions and can disagree productively, treating each other with kindness and equality. This practice builds trust and resilience. APPRECIATION Appreciation and Celebration We create an inclusive, supportive and fun workplace where diversity is valued, and all team members feel appreciated. We celebrate milestones and successes to honour the long timelines of this challenging and rewarding work. INNOVATION Excellence, Adaptability, Risk-taking We know excellence and innovation happen only through taking thoughtful risks and being open to failure as an honest teacher. We are a learning organization that values evidence in decision-making. When things don’t go as planned, we apply our learnings and adapt. COLLABORATION Work Together with Clear Communication and Decision-making We come to our work knowing that recognizing and including various perspectives as we tackle complex projects, issues, and relationships makes our work better. We use clear processes for decision making and communication that ensure they are efficient, transparent, and productive. EMPOWERMENT Balance and Support We feel confident to take risks, ask questions, and have room to make honest mistakes. We are empowered to make decisions, set boundaries and are actively supported in these decisions. We value our own non-work time and that of others. This practice fosters the long-term health of staff and an environment where we bring our absolute best when we are at work. CURIOSITY Foster Curiosity, Creativity and Critical Thinking We are curious and brave with our questions. We encourage creative ideas while being grounded in critical thinking. We are open to different forms of knowledge and have a responsibility to deliver high-quality work that builds an evidence base for conservation and capitalizes on our collective experience and knowledge.