Virgin Islands Director

The Nature Conservancy

St Croix, US Territories

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Deadline Oct 31, 2019

About Us

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Position Summary

The Virgin Islands Director oversees all aspects of protection, stewardship, and community relations in the US and British Virgin Islands, for the Caribbean Division’s Virgin Islands Program, supervising two staff. Additionally, the Director will work in close collaboration with the Division’s coral reef conservation team and their initiatives in the Virgin Islands.

The Virgin Islands Director’s key areas of focus are: 

  • Cultivating and building local relationships with key public and private conservation stakeholders;
  • Manage implementation and timely completion of grant deliverables,
  • Managing the Division’s lands portfolio and related divestment strategies; and
  • Serving as primary program outreach contact with the general public and supporters.

The Director provides technical and program support to Conservancy field operations in the Virgin Islands, with primary focus on the US Virgin Islands (at least 90% of time). They serve as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, the private sector, foundations, and the academic community. The Director will lead public engagement initiatives to raise awareness for marine and terrestrial conservation work in the Virgin Islands. The Director is also responsible for evaluating the Division’s land portfolio to set priorities and make recommendations on the future ownership and management of such lands. They solicit and monitor public and private funding, assist with speaking engagements, help lead donor field trips, and work closely with the Caribbean Philanthropy team on cultivation and stewardship efforts with local Board members and donors.   

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with a wide range of people, such as landowners, corporate executives and government officials.
  • Experience living and/or working in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or  government agencies.                                       
  • Experience negotiating.
  • Experience writing public and private grant proposals and reports.
HOW TO APPLY

For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 48066 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST October 31, 2019. 

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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