Director of Conservation Strategy

The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire

Opening posted: 06/17/2021 | Expires: 08/01/2021

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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, and conserving healthy lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scales. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity, and we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. TNC has protected more than 120 million acres across the world, and has become the largest freshwater and marine conservation organization globally.

Conservation Leadership in New Hampshire
The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire is seeking an accomplished conservation leader and proven manager, eager to develop and deliver high-impact conservation strategies that advance TNC’s mission in New Hampshire and across the region.

The Director of Conservation Strategy is responsible for leading, directing, and overseeing conservation strategy and programs. Our science-driven initiatives include land conservation to advance resilient and connected landscapes, restoring healthy freshwater and marine systems, and helping people mitigate and adapt to climate change using nature-based solutions. The Director will influence the strategic direction of our work, lead a team of highly skilled professionals, build alliances with public and private partners who have shared goals, and drive our work to produce tangible outcomes that benefit nature and people.
The ideal candidate has deep conservation knowledge, excellent people skills, hands-on experience inspiring and managing a highly motivated team, knows how to forge successful partnerships, and has some experience raising revenue. The Director will be a strategic partner in developing statewide and regional conservation initiatives. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

Qualities We Seek
• Demonstrated conservation leader with strong track record of proven results.
• Ability to provide vision, inspiration and direction, and to strategically deploy resources for program impact.
• Experience successfully managing a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals.
• Experience developing and implementing programmatic strategies, managing and leveraging complex projects, and scaling place-based projects and programs for larger-scale impact.
• Understands how to build, sustain, and influence effective public and private partnerships.
• Experience negotiating complex, high profile and sensitive agreements.
• Strong communication skills and understanding of how to influence without authority.
• Experience developing and managing program and project budgets.
• Strong commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in conservation practice.
• BA/BS degree and 7 years’ relevant experience or other field with transferrable skills – or equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply
If you are passionate about conserving and protecting land and water and believe in the mission, principles and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, please find a more detailed job description at www.nature.org/careers and search for position number 49903. We invite you to submit your application through our online system. This position is based in Concord, New Hampshire.