509 Capitol Court Northeast
District of Columbia
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 Summary: This full-time position is responsible for providing assistance to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance conservation, resource development and to assist in the implementation of the association’s policies related to the Southeast Region (AL, GA, FL, KY, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA). This is a service-oriented position with focus on creating and maintaining relationships and increasing the effectiveness of NACD in supporting conservation districts and their state/territory associations.
Membership, Member Services, Partnerships
- Develop and maintain a working relationship with conservation districts, state/territory associations of conservation districts and the state/territory soil and water conservation agencies and federal agencies
- Provide assistance by developing and delivering two-way communication among southeast region state/territory association leaders and NACD
- Keep current and informed about the status of district and state/territory association activities and programs within the region
- Actively seek ways to strengthen state/territory and district programs within the region
- Facilitate an exchange of information, curriculum, tools and direct assistance
- Assist state/territory associations to provide leadership to increase the effectiveness and overall capacity of conservation districts and state associations
- Help state/territory leadership encourage conservation districts to actively engage in NACD
- Identify and deliver grant-related activities with regional members
- Carry out tasks of coordinating and implementing regional grant related activities related to specific national grants and cooperative agreements
- Perform other tasks as assigned in support of NACD membership goals
Leadership Development and Governance/Region Support
- Furnish the region chair and region board members with necessary assistance to aid them in effectively discharging their duties and responsibilities
- Provide support and coordination for national and regional board meetings
- Coordinate program development and conduct NACD regional and leadership meetings
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
- Strong knowledge of or experience with conservation districts
- Federal, state or territory agency experience preferred
- Positive member service attitude
- Basic knowledge of southeast region states/territories natural resource concerns as well as conservation districts, NACD, their work and their customers
- Ability to assess policy initiatives for association leaders and membership, and ability to draft a variety of documents and communications
- Willingness to work as part of a team and to be responsive to membership
- Experience working with grants preferred
- Travel required
Location: This position is located in NACD’s southeast region (AL, GA, FL, KY, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA) and reports to the Director of Membership. Moderate travel is required. This is a telework position.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested candidates please email resume, cover letter and two writing samples to the attention of NACD HR with ‘Southeast Region Representative’ in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, November 9, 2018 to receive priority consideration.