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Chief Conservation Officer

Massachusetts Audubon Society
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

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Conservation science
Land Management
Job Level
Senior level
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

Mass Audubon seeks a Chief Conservation Officer (CCO). A new position at Mass Audubon, the CCO will lead the organization’s efforts to protect and restore resilient landscapes, conserve wildlife, and drive nature-based climate solutions across the Commonwealth. The CCO will be a proven leader responsible for driving innovative conservation strategies and overseeing programs throughout the Commonwealth. The leader will have a track-record of accomplishments in the conservation field, a commitment to building strong partnerships with government agencies and other non-governmental organizations, seasoned organizational skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

The CCO will oversee Mass Audubon’s land conservation, conservation science, and bird conservation departments. Over the past year, these accomplished departments have doubled in size and now include a new ecological restoration unit and a coastal resilience program established to meet the organization’s ambitious land conservation and restoration goals.

The CCO will be a thought partner with the President on conservation strategy and serve on the Executive Staff Team. The position will work closely with colleagues on the Executive Team to continue to elevate the full body of work at Mass Audubon and serve as a key representative of the organization’s conservation priorities with decision-makers, external partners, the philanthropic community, its membership, and the general public.

Mass Audubon has a long history of working in Central America, and the CCO will work with its international partners to advance shared conservation objectives as opportunities and needs arise.

Mass Audubon has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm based in Boston, to assist in this search. All nominations, inquiries, and applications (including resumes and one- to three-page letters of interest responding to the objectives outlined in the full job description) should be directed in strict confidence to the search team here:

Karen Wilcox and Tatiana Oberkoetter

Isaacson, Miller

Mass Audubon Chief Conservation Officer

Mass Audubon is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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