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New Mexico Indigenous Partnerships Program Director

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The Nature Conservancy
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Santa Fe, NM
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Published 17 days ago

About Us

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.

 We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

 

Position Summary

The New Mexico Indigenous Partnerships Program Director (IP Director) will initiate a program that includes the development of a comprehensive strategy for the New Mexico Chapter to design and implement conservation programs, policies, and projects that are culturally appropriate and meet mutual conservation goals of the New Mexico Field Office (NMFO) and tribal nations. Working primarily in New Mexico, the IP Director will build on existing partnerships and projects in a team setting with other Nature Conservancy (TNC) team members leading forest and fire management, water conservation and management, conservation lands, and climate change mitigation and adaption programs. The IP Director will serve as TNC’s primary liaison to tribes in New Mexico and serve as part of an extended team working in North America to implement the Conservancy’s Indigenous Landscapes and Communities (ILC) Strategy. This position is being offered as a part-time (28 hours per week), two-year term position. If a platform and enabling conditions allow, a full-time position may be considered at the end of the term.

Desired Skills & Experience

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree and five (5) years’ experience in tribally focused planning, project implementation and relationship development.
  • In-depth understanding of tribal governance, culture, and concerns in New Mexico. 
  • Experience working with tribal natural resource agencies.
  • Experience working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Forest Service, State Government, Tribal Governments. 
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, shifting priorities, workloads, and finances under deadlines.
  • Experience developing partnerships with diverse groups, including but not limited to tribes, other conservation organizations, government entities, corporations and foundations, local communities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in building collaborative projects which lead to tangible results.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in natural resource management, with experience in fire management and/or water management preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing, and implementing conservation policy and plans.
  • Experience in writing and/or managing government grants to support programs and projects. 
  • Experience in building cross-cultural partnerships, including participants who speak different languages and have different world views.
  • Experience in furthering organizational change, either internally or externally among partner organizations.

 

 

About Us

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 22, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Santa Fe, NM
Associated Location
1613 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

How to Apply

How to Apply

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often!

How to Apply

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