Director of Forest Conservation
Type of Job
minimum $75,900 annually
Jun 9, 2022
About the job
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners to make a positive impact around the world in more than 70 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.
With a 60-year history, an energized and passionate staff, and 11,000 committed members, the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy is a hub of innovation, using science and collaboration to drive conservation success that is relevant around the world. Our conservation work in Indiana contributes significantly to the Conservancy’s global initiatives. We have protected over 100,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, forests, and other natural areas across the state so that people and nature can thrive. The hardwood forests of Indiana are a significant asset; not only ecologically, but also as a contributor to the economic productivity of the state. The Nature Conservancy uses a range of methods to secure the long-term viability of Indiana’s forests.
The Nature Conservancy in Indiana is seeking a Director of Forest Conservation to provide ecological knowledge, persuasive communication, and an understanding of business principles to advance forest conservation in Indiana. They will establish the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within forestry; define conservation priorities; lead and manage a dedicated team to support and improve forest conservation efforts; and build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field.
The ideal candidate will have a background and skills that include, but not limited to: BA/BS and 7 years’ experience; knowledge of fire ecology, prescribed fire management, and current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions; experience developing partnerships, negotiating, supervising, and managing multiple complex projects including finances and budgets.
This is a full-time position with some flexibility to location within Southern Indiana. It includes a competitive benefits package and a compensation range that begins at $75,900 annually and is commensurate with experience.
For a complete position description, qualifications, and to apply, visit http://www.nature.org/careers and search keyword “Indiana”. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EDT, June 24, 2022. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.