The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy is seeking a strong leader for our Wisconsin Chapter to help us design and implement our strategic approach within and from Wisconsin for local, regional and global results for both people and nature. For 60 years, the Wisconsin program has been a center of innovation and conservation achievement – and with a great board, a terrific staff, and a resilient program in place, this is an opportunity to make a significant impact in the world. This position reports to the Midwest Director and is located in our headquarters in the heart of downtown Madison, offering an excellent working environment in a vibrant urban area with restaurants, sports venues and diverse housing options.
Wisconsin is the twentieth most populous state in the nation, supporting 5.8 million people across a rural landscape and in cities like Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay. The state sits at the headwaters of two major water sources: the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes, through which more than 90% of the nation’s fresh water flows. Since 1960, the Wisconsin chapter has protected 234,100 acres of land within its borders. It is also a state with significant natural resources and has great potential in contributing to solving conservation challenges that are of regional, national and global importance.
Above all, TNC is seeking a strong leader, capable of engaging and inspiring staff and trustees, and the many donors, partners, and stakeholders we work with and depend upon. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the State Director functions as the executive director and conservation strategist for the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and plays a leading role in the Midwest Division, which spans five states and supports major cross-boundary initiatives to protect the Great Lakes, Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, address climate change, and more. The Director is accountable for Wisconsin’s success in implementing TNC’s global conservation approach, producing measurable conservation results and upholding organizational values. This position oversees a staff of 38 people and reports to the Midwest Director.
Desired Skills & Experience
An understanding of the natural resources of the Midwest, their conservation challenges, and current management approaches.
Strong competency working effectively across differences such as race, culture, disabilities, socio-economic class and language groups. Experience cultivating strong interpersonal engagement and relationships in a global, multicultural context and leveraging relationships to drive organizational outcomes.
Able to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
Success as an inspirational leader who has effectively motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence. Proven managerial talent in budgeting, staffing, and performance management.
Successful experience in marketing or fund raising desired. Well organized and self-directed. Politically savvy.
A good listener, agile, and effective in managing group processes during presentations or discussions.
Exercises sensitivity and empathy in working in an advisory role with partner organizations.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 47892 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST September 15, 2019.
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Internal Number: 47892
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.To learn more about career opportunities at The Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org/careers.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional... origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.