The SAF Preserve Management Director leads a statewide team of Preserve Managers (currently 4) based at TNC’s CCI Campus Preserves. The Director supports their team through leadership, preserve management coordination, and helping develop and implement CCI strategic goals at the Preserves. In addition, they ensure stewardship of TNC’s managed lands in Florida complies with TNC policies and reporting requirements. They serve as project director for the Hatchineha Ranch Mitigation Bank (HRMB) and will work with the project team to ensure it stays in compliance and restoration work is completed. In addition, the Director will work with their team to accomplish required reporting and management of the preserves (i.e. budgets, work plans, land management plans, annual safety, and property inspections, etc.).
They seek out grants and other funding opportunities, write grants, and manage funded projects. In addition, they work with their supervisor and the philanthropy team to identify opportunities for private and public donor support of CCI programs. The Director may serve on Chapter strategy teams as needed in a matrix approach. They coordinate with the Field Program Director to support staffing needs related to non-CCI Chapter strategies off-site of preserves. The Director serves as a member of the SAF Leadership Team. They participate in discussions on goals and directions to achieve desired conservation outcomes for the Chapter. Regular and extended visits to preserves is expected to ensure engaged support of staff and understanding of their work. Their work location will be required to be in the central to north-central Florida region and can be at a TNC preserve or home office.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Manage statewide stewardship of the Chapter’s preserves and managed areas in support of CCI
- Supervises staff at remote locations across Florida
- Ensures management and program projects (e.g., annual work plans, management plans, etc.) meet expected goals and timelines
- Establishes and maintains optimal performance standards within budget
- Works with their teams to seek out grants and other funding opportunities, responds to RFPs, writes grants, and manages funded projects
- Serves on Chapter-wide strategy teams as a project team member
- Delivers presentations and represents TNC at events and meetings
- Frequently makes strategic decisions based on analysis, ambiguous information, and context
- Negotiates complex agreements in a political environment
- In coordination with Chapter Government Relations staff and supervisor, serves as a liaison to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations, and the academic community
- Frequent travel across Florida and infrequent domestic and international travel; evening and weekend hours as necessary
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances