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 Washington Director of Public Advocacy and Engagement leads and coordinates a comprehensive program to shape government policy and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels. They lead the Washington Business Unit’s Government Relations team, influencing and learning from community and business leaders, building coalitions, and elevating key issues to advance the Conservancy’s mission and the conservation and policy goals.  They drive legislative and administrative initiatives and policies and work with a diverse range of stakeholders, partners, tribal governments, and elected officials to build coalitions to develop and advance key policy initiatives for the state.

The Washington Director of Public Advocacy and Engagement manages and supports the Government Relations team, ensuring that the program complies with state and federal lobbying laws and regulations, and serves as a member of the Executive Team of the Washington Business Unit.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of related senior-level work experience, including current and evolving political, legislative and conservation trends on a federal and/or multi-state level.
  • Fluency in English
  • Demonstrated experience building strong relationships across an organization and with partners such as corporations, public agencies, tribes, donors, and/or volunteers.
  • Experience managing and supervising a large multi-disciplinary team and managing a program budget.
  • Experience working with current and evolving political, legislative, sustainability, and/or conservation trends on an international, regional and country level.
  • Experience in directing or participating in complex negotiations and presenting to and communicating with government officials, corporate executives, board members and others.
  • Experience designing, implementing and directing multiple and multifaceted projects, setting deadlines and ensuring program accountability.
HOW TO APPLYFor more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID# 48968 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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