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Texas Associate Director of Freshwater Protection- Austin, TX

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Position Title: Texas Associate Director of Freshwater Protection

Location: Austin, TX

Hours and Compensation: not listed

Application Deadline: February 3, 2014


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!


The Texas Associate Director of Freshwater Protection oversees all aspects of protection, science, stewardship and community relations for a multi-faceted state-wide freshwater conservation program that includes partnership development and the conservation of priority aquifer, spring, stream, and river habitats across Texas.  Provides strategic leadership and support for TNC’s freshwater conservation planning work and establishes overall aquatic conservation priorities for the Texas Chapter.  Supplies technical and program support to Conservancy field operations.  Additionally the position works with other Chapter staff on freshwater public policy initiatives at the statewide and basin-specific levels as they relate to the conservation of freshwater biodiversity and the health of Texas bays and estuaries.  The Associate Director will also take the lead on identifying needs and securing resources needed to successfully implement the program’s freshwater conservation strategies.


  • BA/BS degree and 7-10 years experience in freshwater conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.   M.S. preferred.
  • Experience with current trends and practices in freshwater science and conservation.
  • Experience managing complex, diverse or multiple projects under deadlines, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
  • Experience influencing, developing and implementing freshwater conservation policy and plans.
  • Experience with communicating effectively via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
  • Supervisory experience, including experience motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development (partners, community, government, etc) including extensive networking with high-level conservation contact.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID#41in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is February 3, 2014.  The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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