Nonprofit

Environmental Organization Conservation Director

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Islip, NY
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Published 24 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Start Date
July 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 24, 2024
Education
Master's Degree Required
Experience Level
Director
Salary
See below
upon request

Description

Overview

We are excited to announce that Seatuck is seeking to hire its first-ever Conservation

Director. Seatuck’s current conservation work includes advocacy, on-the-ground conservation

projects, research and community science; it spans across Long Island and addresses a diverse

range of issues, habitats and species. The conservation director is responsible for overseeing

this work and implementing Seatuck’s conservation priorities as outlined in the organization’s

strategic plan.

The conservation director will be a member of the Seatuck’s senior management team. They

will play a major role in the future direction of the organization, including working with the

executive director and the Board’s Conservation Committee to set conservation priorities and

develop strategic plans.

The conservation director reports to the executive director and leads and supports the

conservation staff, which currently numbers six full- and part-time advocates, scientists and

technicians. They will coordinate the development of annual work plans for the conservation

staff and work with the development team to identify and pursue grant and fundraising

opportunities.

This conservation director will be one of the primary faces of Seatuck, representing the

organization and its conservation work before the public, elected officials, governmental

agencies and the press, as well as advancing and maintaining collaborative relationships with

partner organizations. Leading Seatuck’s government relations efforts will be a central aspect of

the director’s work.

The position is full-time, with options for remote work and flexibility. Regular travel across Long

Island will be required to visit project sites, participate in field work, convene with partners,

meet with officials, etc. Occasional off-island travel may also be necessary.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Master’s degree, or similar graduate degree, in a relevant discipline, such as conservation,

biology, ecology, marine science or public policy

- Ten years of relevant professional work experience and relevant subject-matter expertise

in wildlife and ecological conservation, biodiversity science and/or environmental policy

(Ph.D. or similar advanced degree could substitute for some experience)

- Strong familiarity with the Long Island region and its diverse habitats and wildlife, as well

as its layered governmental landscape and policy-making process

- Demonstrated success in developing and advancing strategic plans, administering multiple

projects, and partnering with outside organizations, businesses and government officials

- Experience supervising, managing and working collaboratively with a professional team

- Excellent leadership skills, with an ability to inspire a team and oversee multiple projects

simultaneously

- Proven collaboration and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with

diverse people, funders, and partners to achieve lasting results

- Demonstrated passion for Seatuck’s mission to conserve Long Island wildlife and the

environment

- Residency based in Nassau or Suffolk County

Overview

We are excited to announce that Seatuck is seeking to hire its first-ever Conservation

Director. Seatuck’s current conservation work includes advocacy, on-the-ground conservation

projects, research and community science; it…

Benefits

Health Insurance

Employee contributions to 403B

Health Insurance

Employee contributions to 403B

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Islip, NY
Islip, NY, USA

How to Apply

To apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to staff@seatuck.org (with the “Conservation Director”

in the subject line). References will be requested

To apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to staff@seatuck.org (with the “Conservation Director”

in the subject line). References will be requested

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