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Nature Conservancy. |
|Type of Employment:||Full Time|
Santa Fe, New Mexico (NM)
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
The Director of Freshwater Programs is responsible for leading all aspects of The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to conserve and restore freshwater biodiversity in New Mexico. S/he will determine conservation priorities, develop program strategies, determine budgetary requirements and implement freshwater conservation projects. S/he will develop and maintain productive relationships with government agencies, partner institutions, academic and research scientists, and private individuals and donors to advance the Conservancy’s mission.
The initial priority focal river systems will be the San Juan and Gila rivers. In addition, the Director will be responsible for working with key stakeholders, water users and/or key institutions to support the initiation, development and consolidation of Water Source Protection Funds (“water funds”). He/she is responsible for planning, contracting and supervising any necessary studies and technical assistance for the development of water funds, which may include: ecosystem services and climate change modeling for water funds; implementation of science based monitoring in water funds; feasibility studies; financial and institutional architecture; and development of legal framework. Additional key components of the position include: developing freshwater aspects of conservation plans at multiple spatial scales; implementing environmental flow protection and restoration projects on priority rivers and streams; advancing statewide water policy; developing capacity and delivering support to Conservancy field staff in a variety of arenas (science, conservation planning, public policy, fundraising); linking freshwater conservation efforts in New Mexico to the Conservancy’s regional and global freshwater programs; and building effective partnerships with public and private organizations.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The Director of Freshwater Programs may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions may:
This position may also:
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k matching for eligible employees , excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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