The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maine team! This position will play a critical leadership role in using an evidence-based, scientific approach to inspire and guide the conservation strategies of The Nature Conservancy in Maine This position is central to ensuring that our conservation strategies are based on robust scientific grounding and have positive outcomes for nature and people.
We are looking for a proven leader and problem solver to serve as a science facilitator and a subject matter expert to ensure conservation science and planning best practices are applied throughout TNC Maine’s work in forests, freshwater, oceans, and climate and with communities. Leading and managing a team of science and planning staff in Maine, the Director of Science will bring existing and cutting-edges science to address major conservation challenges. This person will be responsible for leading collaborative enterprises that create a body of scientific work that build on and expand how conservation is carried out for the benefit of nature and people in Maine and beyond. The Director of Science will help lead strategic planning to determine TNC Maine’s priorities, and will be responsible for fostering effective and innovative partnerships to develop and implement key projects. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses in order to conserve natural resources at a new scale.
If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45145 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 21, 2017. Please note that the position will be located in Brunswick, Maine.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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