Energy Project Director (Location flexible within California)

The Nature Conservancy

Sacramento, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Salary is dependent on geographical location and experience - we are happy to provide the broad range of annual salary: $83,000 - $115,000 (with a competitive benefits package).
Deadline Jan 30, 2022

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, our teams create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. See Who We Are here for more information.

We are searching for an Energy Project Director to join TNC California’s Climate Program, a matrixed and multidisciplinary team focused on conserving natural ecosystems and cutting greenhouse gas emissions while safeguarding California wildlife and communities from unavailable climate impacts. This position will oversee all aspects of the California Chapter’s energy work and scope the most important opportunities for future TNC engagements.

The Energy Project Director works with stakeholders, agencies and a multi-disciplinary Conservancy team to 1) advance science-based strategies to integrate conservation planning into California’s long-term energy planning, transmission planning and energy markets, 2) evaluate barriers for developing low-impact solar facilities in the San Joaquin Valley and scope opportunities for TNC to facilitate conservation-compatible development, 3) inform California’s offshore wind planning process, and 4) build coalitions to advance key policy initiatives. In addition, this position serves as the principal contact on energy issues to other state, regional and country programs within TNC.

The location for this position is negotiable in California, with a preference for Sacramento.

We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about our benefits, see Life Inside TNC.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Amber Mello, Lead of Talent Acquisition by email ( or  LinkedIn.


See full job posting and apply with resume and cover letter, HERE (JOB ID: 50853)

Deadline: January 30, 2022 8:59 pm PST.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a political “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum. We welcome applicants from the full spectrum of thought, from conservative to progressive, into a politically inclusive culture that centers our mission to save the diversity of life on Earth.

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