Director of Conservation Science 54515

at The Nature Conservancy in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Madison, WI, USA




The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."


Your science expertise, communication skills, ability to focus and deliver as a genuine and thoughtful leader, supervisor and team player will help address the global biodiversity and climate crises here in Wisconsin and far beyond.

Together, we will deploy science-based projects to achieve conservation outcomes while also informing, supporting and inspiring specific individuals and organizations to take action, and frequently, to change their practices. Ultimately, we seek to transform systems so that people and nature can thrive for the long-term. Scientists at The Nature Conservancy embody our core value of Tangible, Lasting Results.

The Wisconsin Director of Conservation Science is a leader in The Nature Conservancy's Wisconsin Business Unit, responsible for integrating an evidence-based, scientific approach for priority applied conservation and policy work. They play a lead role in shaping and implementing TNC's climate action and renewable energy approaches in Wisconsin and the Midwest. They work independently and on teams, with the discipline and perspective to apply expertise and resources selectively to advance top priorities. They ensure that work in Wisconsin integrates with TNC's Midwest Division, North American Region and Global science initiatives.

The Wisconsin Director of Conservation Science defines science priorities for TNC in Wisconsin and leads and manages a team to support and improve ongoing projects. They establish the Conservancy as a conservation science partner in the State, serving as the principal science contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations, the academic community and the Wisconsin Board of Trustees.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people 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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC's value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we're registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we're unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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Job Posting: 1269686

Posted On: May 16, 2024

Updated On: Jun 16, 2024

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