Director, NC Longleaf Pine Program

Wilmington, North Carolina
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
Project Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The Director of the NC Longleaf Pine Program serves as The Nature Conservancy’s conservation leader and manager for all aspects of our work within the southern Coastal Plain and Sandhills region of North Carolina. The Longleaf Pine Program Director oversees all aspects of protection, science, stewardship, policy and community/agency relations and is responsible for defining strategies, building effective partnerships and developing program capacity. S/he serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the Longleaf Pine Whole System leadership across the Southeastern U.S. The Director oversees staffed programs in the SE Coastal Plain, Sandhills and Onslow Bight landscapes.

Minumum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of longleaf pine ecosystems, forest ecology, and related land management practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working with private landowners, government agencies and/or in partnerships to achieve program objectives.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.  
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.                                       
  • Proven communication, persuasion, and negotiation skills.

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 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.

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