Director of Land Management

Publicado por
The Nature Conservancy
Brunswick, ME
Publicado há 18 dias

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been doing work to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can build a world in which people and nature thrive. We have a shared focus across TNC’s North America programs and well beyond to slow the pace of climate change, help biological and human communities adapt to climate change and protect lands, oceans and waters.

The Nature Conservancy in Maine is the fourth oldest chapter, which was founded in 1956 by Rachel Carson and other leading Maine citizens concerned about the loss of wildlife habitat. More than 8,000 families, foundations and corporations have helped TNC Maine play a role in protecting over 2,400,000 acres of Maine's most important lands. TNC owns and manages over 300,000 acres in Maine, including the largest system of nature preserves in the state. In addition, we invest heavily in additional forest conservation focusing on resilient and connected Appalachian forests, river restoration and climate-adaptive fisheries; and in climate action and community based adaptation and much more. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which include 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 are 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. To learn more, visit www.nature.org/maine or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.


Position Summary

The Director of Land Management leads a team that cares for biodiverse and climate resilient land holdings, which today comprise over 300,000 acres, and fosters strong ties with Maine’s communities. As a strategic and collaborative leader, the Director of Land Management will combine vision, communication, and hands-on work in the field to achieve ecological conservation that strives to engage all people equitably, particularly the Wabanaki nations of Maine and other underrepresented communities. The land management mission is a key component of the strategy of The Nature Conservancy in Maine and across TNC’s North America program. The Director will work with colleagues across the organization to help shape our chapter’s vision and actions. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices across our work is a hallmark of TNC Maine and this position plays an important role in ensuring our lands and programs are responsive to the needs of the community and accessible to all.

The Director of Land Management:

  • Is responsible for oversight of the management and monitoring of TNC in Maine’s fee-owned lands and easements.
  • Collaboratively leads a team of permanent and seasonal land management staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
  • Will co-create a strategic vision for the chapter’s land management activities that includes connections to teams responsible for all other aspects of the chapter’s work.
  • Builds enthusiasm for the chapter’s land holdings and land management work, and communicate the ecological, climate adaptation and community benefits both within the chapter and with donors, partners and the public.
  • Creates a culture that centers equity, diversity and inclusion in our conservation work and emphasizes inquiry into how TNC in Maine can change our practices to better fulfill our conservation mission equitably.
  • May oversee acquisitions of additional parcels to expand existing preserves and may oversee transfers of certain properties to other conservation organizations or government entities.
  • Works closely with government, academic, non-profit and private partners to maintain collaborative relationships and ensure smooth cooperation.
  • And more!


Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups, academic institutions and/or government agencies, including municipalities
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Systems thinker
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Knowledge of Maine’s ecology, land management traditions, regulatory system, and culture, especially in rural areas
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing, and implementing conservation policy and plans
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in land management, e.g., fire management, invasives control, recreation management, water quality protection and forest management for biodiversity and carbon storage
  • Experience applying principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and working with BIPOC communities
  • Politically savvy
  • Experience negotiating


Apply Now

To apply for job ID 50537, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org. Applications close on December 5.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

About Us

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been doing work to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    5 de dezembro de 2021
USD $70.000 - USD $74.000
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14 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

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