Director of Land Management

The Nature Conservancy in Maine

Opening posted: 11/16/2021 | Expires: 12/05/2021

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The Director of Land Management leads a team that cares for biodiverse and climate resilient land holdings, which today comprise approximately 300,000 acres, and fosters strong ties with Maine’s communities. As a strategic and collaborative leader, the Director of Land Management will combine vision, communication, and hands-on work in the field to achieve ecological conservation that strives to engage all people equitably, particularly the Wabanaki nations of Maine and other underrepresented communities. The land management mission is a key component of the strategy of The Nature Conservancy in Maine and across TNC’s North America program. The Director will work with colleagues across the organization to help shape our chapter’s vision and actions. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices across our work is a hallmark of TNC Maine and this position plays an important role in ensuring our lands and programs are responsive to the needs of the community and accessible to all.  

The Land Management Director:

  • Is responsible for oversight of the management and monitoring of TNC in Maine’s fee-owned lands and easements.
  • Collaboratively leads a team of permanent and seasonal land management staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
  • Will co-create a strategic vision for the chapter’s land management activities that includes connections to teams responsible for all other aspects of the chapter’s work.
  • Builds enthusiasm for the chapter’s land holdings and land management work, and communicate the ecological, climate adaptation and community benefits both within the chapter and with donors, partners and the public.
  • Creates a culture that centers equity, diversity and inclusion in our conservation work and emphasizes inquiry into how TNC in Maine can change our practices to better fulfill our conservation mission equitably.
  • May oversee acquisitions of additional parcels to expand existing preserves and may oversee transfers of certain properties to other conservation organizations or government entities.
  • Works closely with government, academic, non-profit and private partners to maintain collaborative relationships and ensure smooth cooperation.
  • And more!

External applicants MUST apply via www.nature.org/careers by referencing job #50537 or by visiting this link. Open through December 5.