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Senior Business Analyst

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The Nature Conservancy

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeRemoteBenefitsPulled from the full job description401(k)401(k) 8% Match401(k) matchingDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible scheduleShow 5 more benefitsIndeed’s salary guideNot provided by employer$78.7K – $99.7K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in United States.Report inaccurate salaryFull Job Description


Flexible within the USA


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the worlds toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.
One of TNCs primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know well only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply wed love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, youll join for the mission, and youll stay for the people.


The Senior Business Analyst is a key member of the Conservation Business team within the Conservation & Geospatial Systems group in Information Technology (IT). The Business Analyst reports to the Associate Director of Business Analysis, who leads the Conservation Business team, and works closely with various Conservation business units across the organization. This role serves as a primary liaison between the conservation business partners and IT professionals and therefore must understand conservation technology solutions while promoting consistent conservation business processes and user adoption. The Senior Business Analyst brings value to business clients by analyzing and modeling business processes, eliciting and documenting business requirements and technical specifications, prioritizing features and managing technical product roadmaps, designing and leading user acceptance testing, and, in partnership with IT staff, delivering and supporting high-quality, user-friendly technology solutions and services that advance conservation strategies and goals.
The Senior Business Analyst also performs business and technology feasibility assessments and scopes new project requests. They collaborate laterally with IT staff to identify and leverage solutions across systems and business units. They may lead mid-level projects and be responsible for project or task management and issues related to implementing and establishing technical standards and procedures.


Do you enjoy analyzing technological trends and processes and making recommendations to provide solution-based results? This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the worlds leading conservation organization!

Understand the strategies, goals, and work of key project leads and stakeholders across conservation science and related business units.
Identify business and technology priorities and lead the analysis and documentation of business requirements. Collaborate with business and IT leads to establish product roadmaps.
Translate business requirements into functional specifications and make user experience design recommendations.
Collaborate with the IT delivery team to determine technical specifications and deliver technology and data solutions that align with business needs.
Define acceptance criteria, develop test scenarios, and lead user acceptance testing.
Provide technical training, guidance, and resource support for end users and IT staff and promote ongoing user adoption.
Assist with application support for TNCs internal conservation and related systems.
Contribute to the Conservation & Geospatial Systems groups project portfolio execution and capability roadmap realization by assessing new opportunities and measuring the quality and value of IT investments to ensure customer satisfaction.
Utilize data analysis to assess changing business needs and stay informed about industry trends. Evaluate alternatives and make recommendations for appropriate technology solutions.


Bachelors degree in information technology or related field and/or the combined equivalent of education and experience.
Five years of experience as a business analyst in information technology or a related field.
Experience analyzing and prioritizing business needs, modeling business processes, and recommending and implementing technology solutions.
Experience defining and documenting complex business requirements and technical specifications.
Excellent collaboration and facilitation skills and proven ability to bring together stakeholders with varying levels of technical knowledge and develop strong strategic partnerships.


Experience translating business strategies and goals into adaptable technology roadmaps and solutions that deliver continuous value.
Excellent written, visual, and oral communication skills and ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly to key business partners, including senior executives.
Experience with Agile methodologies and product ownership (e.g., Certified Scrum Product Owner).
Experience managing work using Atlassian suite or similar task and documentation management tools.
Experience analyzing highly complex system-wide technical specifications and impacts to enterprise data and architecture.
Experience writing user stories and acceptance criteria and delivering software solutions in partnership with a Scrum team.
Experience designing test plans and leading user acceptance testing.
Familiarity with user experience design elements.
Experience producing user and technical documentation and supporting user adoption and training.
Knowledge of Continuous Delivery and DevSecOps practices and associated toolsets.
Experience with data analytics and dashboards (e.g., PowerBI).
Working knowledge of geospatial systems (e.g., Esri ArcGIS) and cloud-based platforms (e.g., AWS and Azure).
Experience working with program design, delivery and/or field staff in a global, decentralized nonprofit organization.
Interest in natural sciences and conservation.
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into 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 and partners, we impact conservation around the world!
TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on
Were proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


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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.
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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.
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.
An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNCs value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.
Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where were registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean were unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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