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
The Water Program in The Nature Conservancy of California advances a portfolio of strategic initiatives aimed at conserving and restoring freshwater ecosystems so they can sustain biodiversity and provide a suite of ecosystem services that benefit society. Its strategic approach is to collaboratively develop and demonstrate science-based solutions to major environmental challenges in California, and to “scale up” successful models through policy change, tool development, or funding incentives to effect conservation more broadly. Focal areas include 1) advancing the science and practice of sustainable water management, to ensure the resiliency of the water supply and that critical environmental needs are met; and, 2) dynamic water management, to ensure that water is delivered where and when nature needs it most. Given the extent to which demand for water exceeds supply, and the prospect of climate change making precipitation less predictable and drought and deluge cycles more extreme, the Conservancy focuses on multi-benefit solutions. This involves working with farmers, water agencies, ranchers, communities, corporations and others to adapt to a changing world and maximize the conservation return from scarce water resources. The Water Program Director leads and manages the team of conservation professionals driving this work (40+ members across multiple departments), and ensures that the Conservancy provides the leadership and results in freshwater biodiversity conservation needed at this globally significant moment. The Director reports to the Director of Conservation Programs in California and works in close partnership with the Director of Science for the Water Program and the Director of External Affairs for California.
The California Water Program Director:
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
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Director (California Water Program)
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Sacramento, CA, US