Director of Conservation Collaboration

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details competitive
Deadline Mar 12, 2021


Flexible within the United States

About Us

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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Position Summary

TNC’s Shared Conservation Agenda (SCA) is an inspiring vision for the world. The SCA requires an organizational evolution in which increased collaboration, coordination, and collective effort will be essential. This evolution will require new skills, engaged staff, diverse voices, and clear and transparent ways of working together. The North America Region’s Conservation Collaboration team works to achieve the Conservancy’s organizational goals by providing programmatic support, coordination, and facilitation within the Region and by helping to integrate the Region and the rest of the organization. The Director of Conservation Collaboration oversees the Conservation Collaboration Team and supports the Division Directors in improving the management of the conservation portfolio across the North America Region’s Divisions and Business Units. Working closely with the Regional Managing Director and the Chief Conservation Office, they provide strategic leadership; support for the Conservancy’s conservation planning work; and guidance to ensure successful implementation, management, and measurement of the work needed to achieve our organizational goals.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and 15 years’ experience in environmental, conservation or other relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience applying systems thinking to complex projects and challenging partnerships.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience with designing, implementing, directing, and partnering on complex or multiple projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals and coordinating the work of various partners while meeting deadlines.                                                                                             
  • Supervisory experience, including leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.
  • Experience in social and emotional intelligence by successfully engaging and motivating others to support a new path forward, building energy and involvement to sustain results over time.
  • Experience exploring the political and complex process of introducing change and motivating others, dealing with resistance and the emotional elements of change, and extending change over time and sustaining it.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
  • Experience with extensive networking skills and track record of success in developing relationships and coalitions with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.  
  • Experience working with methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.
  • Experience in negotiating and influencing, finding intersections when implementing conservation policy and plans at the division and/or global/international level.

To view the full position description and apply to job #49417, please visit The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST March 12, 2021. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact

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