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Director of Conservation- Anchorage, Alaska

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Position Title: Director of Conservation

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Hours and Compensation: full time

Application Deadline: October 6, 2013


Organization Overview

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be


This is a unique opportunity to make a mark in Alaska as part of a global conservation effort. The Director of Conservation works with partners and the Alaska Board of Trustees and directs staff to advance a strategic conservation agenda in Alaska’s globally significant ecosystems, aligned with The Nature Conservancy’s global and regional priorities.  The Director of Conservation works as part of a leadership team and oversees 15 staff and a $2 million conservation program budget.  The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, a casual work environment, and professional development opportunities.  S/he will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, celebrates innovation, values collaborative approaches, and seeks lasting conservation results.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and AT LEAST SEVEN years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination. S/he will have demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans and possess knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, particularly in Alaska and northern regions. S/he will have experience developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes as well as demonstrated experience in fundraising. A knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs will be critical. S/he will be prepared for extensive networking with high-level conservation contacts and have political savvy. Must be able to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English with proven interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills and have demonstrated success as an inspirational manager who has successfully motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID#41385 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is October 6, 2013. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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