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Type of offer: 
Job
Description: 

 

The Project Director is a member of TNC’s NatureVest advisory team, which leads efforts to bring TNC’s conservation science and technical expertise to inform institutional investment partnerships that aim to deliver impact alongside returns. The Project Director works with TNC colleagues, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and private landowners to implement wildlife-friendly agriculture, climate-smart forestry, and protection strategies. The Project Director contributes to implementation of two institutional investment collaborations, one focused on forestry in the United States and the other on sustainable agriculture and water management globally. The Project Director engages across multiple global teams and with regional TNC business units in locations where the two initiatives are focused – 12 U.S. states, Chile, Australia, and Peru. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Project Director is responsible for implementing and achieving TNC’s conservation priorities by representing the Conservancy in relationships and negotiations with external partners. They work closely and coordinate with a wide variety of TNC staff, private individuals, and public entities in support of conservation goals. They lead solicitation of government funding for conservation transactions, build relationships with government entities, and assist in private fundraising as necessary. The Project Director has familiarity with and practical experience with a subset or a wide range of conservation transaction techniques (e.g., easement, purchase, lease registry, conservation brokerage, water dedication, etc.) and may be an expert in one or more areas related to conservation finance (e.g., carbon/biodiversity/mitigation markets, economic evaluation of deals). They lead the implementation of transactions to achieve conservation outcomes across 12 states and 4 countries.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Responsibilities span 12 U.S. states and four countries and include management of cross-boundary work and interdisciplinary teams to achieve conservation outcomes.
  • Negotiate real estate transactions and other conservation agreements, which can bind the Conservancy legally and financially.
  • Plan and direct work on protection projects; recruit and supervise external contracts as needed or as funding is available.
  • Build relationships with government agencies, particularly in the U.S., and with carbon/biodiversity credit brokerages; solicit funding for protection projects.  
  • Frequently makes independent strategic decisions based on analysis, ambiguous information, and context.
  • Collaborates effectively with external partner to accomplish program goals.    
  • Negotiates complex agreements in a political environment.  
  • Works effectively under pressure and meets deadlines.
  • Frequent travel domestically and/or internationally, may require evening and weekend hours.
Location: 
All United States
Organization: 
The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021