The Climate and Ecosystem Resiliency Director oversees significant aspects of the chapter’s climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. The position provides strategic leadership and support for the Conservancy’s conservation planning and establishes overall conservation priorities and policies for climate change resiliency initiatives. This a full-time position with a flexible office location (including a home office) within or immediately proximate to the State of Maryland or Washington, D.C.
The Climate and Ecosystem Resiliency Director serves as the leader of the chapter’s climate resiliency and land protection and stewardship programs. In this role they oversee the healthy forests, resilient coasts, and Baltimore urban conservation programs as well as the land stewardship and protection team, the government relations team, and the decision scientist. The Climate and Ecosystem Resiliency Director directly manages the leads of the programs and teams. They work with the programs to develop conservation priorities, goals, strategies, and objectives. The Director works to establish the Conservancy as a major conservation partner and a leading voice for climate change. They play a critical role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship to support the climate change programs. The position is a principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community. As a senior leader they serve on the executive team.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Leads conservation programs in support of the chapter’s climate resiliency and land protection and stewardship efforts
- Recruits, retains and manages high quality and effective multi-disciplinary staff with responsibility for performance management, training and career development
- Develops long-term climate resilient strategies and achieves strategic goals and objectives
- Plays a key role in donor identification and cultivation
- Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and judgment.
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances
- May require travel within eastern United States and evening and weekend hours