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Conservation Director

Paradigm Information Services, Inc.
Portland, Oregon, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Paradigm is looking for a Conservation Director to join our client, a leader in watershed conservation in the Portland, OR area. The ideal candidate will have a passion for environmental restoration/mitigation/conservation and desire to work with professionals committed to fixing the ecosystems. In this role you will be working with and leading technical teams while providing strategic direction.

Type: Direct Hire

Location: Portland, OR (Hybrid on-site, remote)

Pay Rate: DOE

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, PTO, and sick leave

As a Conservation Director, you will:
  • Budgeting and financial oversight of project pipeline and the technical teams tasked with project development, analytics, and on-the-ground implementation.
  • Management and mentoring of staff members.
  • Key contributor of the organizational management team working closely with the Senior Directors.
  • Provide direction and direct input to scopes of work, including proposal and client management.
  • Oversee the product/project development cycle and ensure it is in alignment with the sales strategy.
  • Track and report on programmatic successes and bottlenecks; develop systems to track issues in advance.
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of the complexities inherent to watershed-scale work.


Our skills and experience wish list include:
  • MS-BA or MBA in environmental science, natural resource management or related field (preferred)
  • 10+ years' experience managing large technical teams (preferred)
  • General knowledge of water quantity, quality, agricultural BMPs and conservation actions.
  • Experience with projects in one or more of the following areas: large-scale environmental restoration programs, applied research, research and development, product development, natural resource management and modeling/data analytics.
  • Experience driving strategy while working with analytical teams and technical sales teams.
  • Ability to connect on-the-ground restoration work and analytical work to the sales and funding cycles.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation communications skills.
  • Proficiency with various digital communication and project tracking tools, including project management systems, video conferencing platforms, online file management systems, and messaging platforms
  • Hold legal authority to work permanently in the US


Our client offers medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, PTO

About Us, Paradigm

Want to love Mondays? It's possible when you love what you do. Paradigm is a staffing solutions firm dedicated to finding the perfect job for candidates. We're connected with some of the most innovative tech companies around, giving our employees that competitive edge needed in today's job market.

We are proud to offer a work environment free of harassment and discrimination. We value diversity and promote respect in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Only local candidates able to work directly for Paradigm as W-2 employees can be considered for this position. No agents, please.
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