Job Type Permanent
Salary Details competitive
Deadline Sep 28, 2020

About Us

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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Position Summary

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Washington works to create a world where people thrive. We are launching a multi-faceted, multi-year effort to reduce carbon emissions in Washington State, elevate the role of Natural Climate Solutions, and integrate TNC’s expertise in landscape resilience and adaptation into a compelling strategic initiative that engages a diverse array of communities and sectors, including rural and tribal communities. The Climate Director will hone and implement a strategic program of work that builds on TNC’s growing role as a leader in tackling climate change. They will work with diverse partners including community-based organizations, landowners, agencies, tribes, and businesses to build support for the climate movement and to deploy expertise to shape climate policy at the local, state, and regional levels. They are a leading advocate for climate strategies within the Conservancy and with external partners and policy makers.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi-disciplinary teams, contracts, and budgets
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, business or related field or equivalent combination of education/experience and 6 years of senior level experience
  • Experience working across teams in a matrixed setting
  • Experience working with donors, the public, media, elected officials, and with people from many different and diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Experience negotiating complex high profile or sensitive agreements
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups, and/or government agencies and tribes
  • Experience with written and verbal communication, including delivering presentations
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
HOW TO APPLYFor more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID# 48956 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST September 28, 2020.  The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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