The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world. In Alaska, The Nature Conservancy is working to transform how we use Alaska’s natural resources and meet ecological, social and economic objectives. Our science-based strategies feature extensive partnership-building, community engagement, economic development and stewardship projects.
The Alaska Director of Conservation leads a dynamic team of staff working to change the conversation about conservation in Alaska and globally. The aim of the Alaska chapter is to transform how we use Alaska’s natural resources and meet ecological, social and economic objectives. The Conservation Director leads strategies based in science featuring community engagement, economic development and stewardship projects. This is an extraordinary opportunity to advance a strategic conservation agenda in Alaska’s globally significant ecosystems, aligned with The Nature Conservancy’s global and regional priorities, to protect Alaska’s lands and waters as well as deeply-rooted traditions and livelihoods. By working with TNC colleagues, Trustees, federal and state agencies, tribal governments and Alaska Native corporate partners as well as businesses, communities and local partners, the Director of Conservation helps ensure effective, lasting conservation of Alaska’s iconic landscapes, critical to maintaining healthy wild plant and animal populations in balance with human communities.
The Director of Conservation provides leadership and support for The Nature Conservancy’s conservation work in Alaska, establishing overall conservation priorities within the context of the strategic plan for Alaska and The Nature Conservancy’s regional and global priorities. S/he will develop and implement annual conservation plans, set long-term goals and lead active management of programs to ensure success. S/he oversees all aspects of conservation planning, applied science, land protection, stewardship and community and partner relations for the Alaska Chapter. The Director provides team management, strategy, technical and program support to field staff. S/he serves as the principle contact with a broad range of internal and external partners. S/he serves as a core member of the Alaska Leadership Team, oversees ~15 staff members and a $2 million conservation program budget. The Director of Conservation also assists the State Director in representing Alaska in key internal initiatives and programs of The Nature Conservancy. Areas of responsibility include:
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This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 44434, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 30, 2016.
Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
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 men and women 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.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.