Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.
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The science is clear. We must protect 30% of nature by 2030 to avoid irrecoverable damage to the planet’s ecosystems and our climate. The Nature Conservancy is deeply committed to this global goal, and its manifestation and delivery in different contexts around the world through global commitments such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and in the United States through the America the Beautiful Initiative. Achieving this goal will require a broad and inclusive definition of “protection” including efforts on private, Tribal and indigenous, and working lands and waters; and must ensure robust and just engagement of communities and their benefits. Further, deep collaboration across organizations, as well as collaboration and coordination within TNC will be required to accelerate achievement of this ambitious and mission critical target.
The Director, 30x30 Biodiversity Initiative provides project direction, ensures coordination and fosters collaboration across the entirety of the organization to advance the Conservancy’s efforts to protect a representative and inclusive 30% of Lands, Freshwater and Oceans by 2030 in line with global and national commitments. This role collaborates closely with global, regional, and local teams to advance interconnected work streams spanning policy adoption and implementation, science and planning, resource mobilization, communications campaigns, and conservation strategy and implementation.
The Director, 30x30 Biodiversity Initiative provides strategic coordination, collaboration and leadership, expertise and support across a wide variety of functions or services, working with multiple teams that include public policy and government relations, communications, conservation planning, science, conservation implementation, and public and private funding mobilization. The Director will seek to integrate and elevate organizational objectives across those work streams, ensuring that we achieve representative and climate resilient protections that are effectively managed, durable, and inclusive and equitable, in each jurisdiction. They may serve as a principal contact to other conservation organizations, foundations, and/or strategic partners and they will also play a leading role in donor cultivation and securing the resources necessary for success. They may engage local community and key influential support for local, division, and global conservation efforts, negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, major institutions, and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities, and develop and implement cutting edge conservation strategies in a high-profile geography and major philanthropic market.
Skills & Experience
· BA/BS degree and 12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
· Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple projects of strategic importance across multiple geographies, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals and coordinating the work of partners while meeting deadlines.
· Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and geographic regions.
· Senior level management and leadership experience.
· Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
· Experience networking with high level conservation contacts (such as government officials, NGO leaders, etc.)
· Experience conceiving and implementing strategic and creative initiatives.
· Experience negotiating.
· Ability to travel up to 40% time both domestically and internationally (when approved due to Covid precautions), and to work occasional weekends and evenings.
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s…
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