The Nature Conservancy Sagebrush Sea Program Director in Boise, Idaho

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: OFFICE LOCATIONnBoise, Idaho, USA. Reno, NV, Portland, OR or Salt Lake City, UT preferred. Locations in MT or WY possible.nID301nA LITTLE ABOUT USnFounded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.nThe Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.nYOUR POSITION WITH TNCnThe sagebrush sea is a unique ecosystem, once spanning more than 500,000 square miles across North America. This sagebrush-steppe ecosystem is the landscape of open spaces and large ranches, home to over 350 species including the iconic sage-grouse, the lifeblood of rural communities, and epitomizes the west - our heritage, livelihoods, recreation, and identity.nHowever, this ecosystem is being threatened at a pace and scale virtually unparalleled in North America. We have already lost 50% of the sagebrush ecosystem and are currently losing this important ecosystem at a rate of approximately 1 million acres per year due to conversion, over grazing, drought, energy development, fire, and invasive species.nGiven the importance of this ecosystem and over 40+ years of investment by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in protecting this ecosystem through acquisition, easements, and policy initiatives, it is a priority for the Conservancy to marshal our resources toward protecting and restoring this critical landscape.nIn 2017 key states from the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Divisions came together and collectively identified an ambitious goal for the sagebrush ecosystem: By 2030, reverse negative trends in sagebrush habitat conditions and loss, and stop declines in Greater-Sage Grouse populations, while sustaining rural economies of affected communities and building a constituency for collaborative conservation.nTo lead our work towards achieving this goal, the Conservancy seeks a Program Director for the Sagebrush Sea Program ("the Program"), who is responsible for developing and leading a portfolio of strategies across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Divisions, including efforts in policy, mitigation, and restoration.nESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSnThe Program Director will:nProvide strategic direction to the Program and coordinate activities among project teams from multiple states,nserve as lead on policy, technical, and communications activities,nserve as the primary point of contact internally and externally for information exchange and strategy evolution,nrepresent TNC externally in key forums and develop partnerships with key stakeholders to advance the Program,nfundraise for the Program, andnensure this Program directly contributes to outcomes in The Nature's Conservancy's Shared Conservation Agenda (SCA).nRESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPEnLeads development of a strategic plan for the Sagebr sh Sea Program that will advance innovative and practical solutions at a scale commensurate with the challenges.nDevelops and defines the details of effective Sagebrush Sea protection and restoration strategies and identifies projects that will carry the strategies forward, building on existing work.nSupervises a project manager for the existing "Innovative Restoration" element of the Sagebrush Sea Program and coordinates a team of scientists and policy experts drawn from multiple TNC business units and external sources.nAccountable for advancing and delivering outcomes for selected strategies through direct projects, and internal and external partnerships.nServes as a key representative with partners, funders and governments to advance Program strategies.nCoordinates with TNC staff in other functions and programs to build and maintain consistency and alignment across the business units and with other TNC priorities.nAdapts long-term strategies and outcomes as necessary based upon realistic situation analyses.nFacilitates teams that develop and promote science internally and externally for use in restoration planning and implementation.nParticipates as a senior leader and contributes to delivering within project management approaches frameworks and normsnMakes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and judgment.nMay require frequent travel domestically.nMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSnBA/BS degr