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The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on all private lands and many public lands in the United States.

NACD's mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.

Position Description: The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is seeking a full-time Education Director that will be responsible for providing assistance to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance the association’s conservation education programs. The NACD Director of Education manages a diverse education portfolio in support of national conservation objectives and other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, management and support of education team to successfully develop and implement strategic educational programs and goals in close coordination with Chief Operating Officer (COO) and management team.
  • Collaborate with education staff to support and coordinate education activities of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF).
  • Serve as primary staff for stewardship and education committee, coordinating staff responsibilities to support goals and objectives of committee.
  • Assist in identifying and developing grant proposals for opportunities in line with NACD and NCF strategic educational goals.
  • Work with the COO on sponsorship and exhibitor efforts to support NACD annual meetings and other conferences and assist with planning and promotion of annual meetings and other conferences.
  • Manage reports and communications to funders and other partners.
  • Provide guidance across programmatic areas to ensure educational outcomes and objectives are met.
  • Carry out tasks of managing, coordinating and implementing grant-related activities pertaining to specific national grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Perform any and all related duties in coordination with the COO that advance NACD and NCF.
  • Supervise five full-time FTEs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field is required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience and strong record of success in youth education, leadership development or related field.
  • Experience in staff leadership and management.
  • Strong public speaking experience and presentation skills.
  • Strong writing skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to work with grassroots leadership, region representatives, contractors and other personnel who work across the U.S.
  • Moderate travel is required.

Location: This position can be remote or based out of the NACD’s headquarters office in Washington, D.C. and reports to the NACD Chief Operating Officer.

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

USD 80,000 - USD 90,000

Benefits

  • Health Insurance Single Coverage 100%
  • Dental and Vision Single Coverage 100%
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability
  • Flex Plan
  • Retirement 2.5-5% after 6 months of employment
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 10 paid vacation days (increasing every two years of employment)
  • 10 paid sick days
  • Professional development stipend
  • Health Insurance Single Coverage 100%
  • Dental and Vision Single Coverage 100%
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability
  • Flex Plan
  • Retirement 2.5-5% after 6 months of employment
  • 13 paid…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
509 Capitol Court NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

How to Apply

Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Education Director’ in the subject line to hr@nacdnet.org no later than Friday, September 24, 2021 to receive priority consideration.

Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Education Director’ in the subject line to hr@nacdnet.org no later…

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