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Utah State Director

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$155,000.00 - $175,000.00

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Oct 3, 2023

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The Nature Conservancy is seeking a strong leader for Utah State Director as we execute on our ambitious conservation goals. The Conservancy has worked in Utah for nearly 40 years, protecting more than 1 million acres of public and private land and completing more than 230 conservation projects, serving as a trusted partner in state and regional land and water protection initiatives, and becoming an effective leader in both federal and state public policy on conservation and climate issues. The Utah Chapter works closely with a variety of partners on conservation strategies statewide focusing on eight conservation strategies, all of which together maximize Utah’s contributions to TNC’s Global 2030 Goals: Protecting Lands Stewarding and Leveraging Our Preserves Using Science & Catalyzing Land Health Expanding Water Science Transforming Water Policy & Law Demonstrating Innovative Water Approaches Advancing Climate Action Adapting to a Variable Climate.


With a strong and talented staff of 25, a board of trustees comprised of 30 members, and a resilient, robust program in place, this role offers a unique opportunity to lead on a strategic approach to Utah’s conservation priorities—and to help shape a resilient, viable future for all Utahans.


The State Director drives the Utah Chapter’s conservation strategy, public policy leadership, and fundraising functions. They work closely with the Utah board of trustees to create and implement the Chapter’s conservation strategies in alignment with The Nature Conservancy’s 2030 Goals. They will also ensure a work environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. As a leader in the Utah conservation movement, the State Director plays a primary role in working with partner organizations, government agencies, elected officials, corporations, and other key decision-makers to build alliances and shared agendas that advance science driven conservation outcomes in Utah, across the western U.S., and around the world.

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