The Nature Conservancy
New York State Science Director
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Over the 60 years since our founding we have grown to be the largest single conservation organization in the U.S. and the world. The Conservancy uniquely embodies the concept of working locally and globally simultaneously, tapping local results to inform national and global strategies and policy. Our scope, size, and track record of success positions us to be a transformative global leader in solving many of the world’s toughest environmental challenges.
The Nature Conservancy’s first project was in New York, the Mianus River Gorge, and the Chapter is now one of the largest and most innovative of the organization, with approximately 125 employees. We have directly conserved three-quarters of a million acres in New York and have a long and deep history of supporting the Conservancy’s efforts around the globe, including Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. Through our on-the-ground and in-the-water projects across New York’s diverse habitats and communities, we seek innovative solutions that protect critical landscapes and seascapes while providing essential benefits, such as clean air and water, to New Yorkers. Our expertise and experience can be used to shape and inform public policy, the practices of industries, and the actions of conservationists around the world.
The NYS Science Director is a member of New York State’s Senior Staff Team, and is the primary expert resource and facilitator to advance the scientific research, planning, and analysis that is a foundation of our conservation work in New York State. The Science Director provides technical and scientific strategic leadership, as applicable serves as a subject matter expert, and represents The Nature Conservancy in New York as a senior scientist. Expertise includes the ability to plan and measure the success of conservation initiatives from a scientific perspective. Geographic scope and includes New York State (encompassing all conservation activities engaged in by multiple business units within the state), as well as regional efforts (including multi-state initiatives, and North American regional priorities), and interfacing with global initiatives on behalf of New York State. As a scientific leader and authority within the organization, advises senior management on complex aspects of extremely broad and important programs, and in particular works closely with the state Chief Conservation Officer as primary science advisor, strategist, and partner in conservation management.
For more information and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for Job ID# 42047. Deadline is July 4, 2014.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer