Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
Director of Science and Freshwater Programs provides science leadership and scientific support for Vermont conservation initiatives within The Nature Conservancy’s strategic conservation priorities. Additionally, they provide strategic leadership on freshwater resilience, river restoration, and climate adaptation projects and programs in Vermont. They supervise and manage staff and work within a team structure to share science across programmatic functions.
Director of Science and Freshwater Programs strategically directs freshwater project implementation, including floodplain and wetland restoration, aquatic connectivity and river health initiatives. They help shape and inform TNC’s freshwater policy approaches; cultivates, maintains and influences strategic relationship with key partners; and provides analysis and application of scientific data to advance systems level change necessary to keep Vermont’s lands, waters and human communities resilient, connected and adaptable in a changing climate. The Director manages a team to apply scientific analysis and prioritize areas and activities for protection, conservation and restoration. In addition, the Director may oversee scientific research and analysis, project implementation strategies and decisions-making tools in order integrate Vermont conservation outcomes with landscape and regional scale initiatives. The Director engages with the academic community, public agencies, and other NGO’s to deploy conservation practices, influence public policy, and identify research gaps that advance terrestrial and freshwater conservation and climate adaptation. Familiarity with aquatic and climate science as well as ecosystems service science is essential.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
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 48590, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. Due to business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the application deadline for this position. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 3, 2020.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Director of Science and Freshwater Programs
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Montpelier, VT, US