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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 Nature Conservancy in Vermont seeks an accomplished conservation leader and proven manager to serve as Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives. S/he will lead the conservation team to meet its conservation goal of creating a resilient and sustainable future for Vermont. The Director for Strategic Conservation Initiatives is responsible for working with colleagues to develop conservation strategy, ensuring results, tracking progress, and managing the chapter’s internal conservation teams. S/he is a member of the chapter’s leadership team and is supervised by the State Director.
The Director serves as the chapter’s chief conservation officer and is responsible for leading, directing, coordinating and overseeing conservation initiatives for the chapter and achieving its goals of conserving priority landscapes and freshwater resources. S/he effectively manages and is responsible for the Chapter’s conservation work by providing conservation vision and leadership, facilitating the development of high-level strategy, evaluating program effectiveness, inspiring and empowering staff, trouble-shooting barriers, and communicating and coordinating to ensure results. The Director will build on the Chapter’s conservation successes and will provide strategic leadership for conservation activities within the context of Vermont, the New England Division, and TNC’s Global priorities.
The Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives supports the State Director by directing and managing a significant segment of the chapter’s program and assuring its capacity to advance conservation priorities. S/he has primary responsibility for establishing the overall conservation priorities of the chapter and will oversee the development and implementation of specific strategies and initiatives designed to achieve those priorities. S/he directly supervises the conservation team and will have overall responsibility for developing and/or coordinating strategy, implementing work plans, evaluating outcomes and adjusting priorities to ensure successful short-range, intermediate and long-lasting results. The Director works with the State Director to coordinate on cross-cutting work priorities between the chapter’s employees and across multiple functions within the Chapter and the New England Division
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
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.
Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Montpelier, VT, United States 🇺🇸