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Environmental Association Conservation Director

Employer
Seatuck Environmental Assoc
Location
Islip, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Ecology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob DescriptionSeatuck Environmental Association
Conservation Director


Overview

We are excited to announce that Seatuck is seeking to hire its first-ever Conservation
Director. Seatuck's current conservation work includes advocacy, on-the-ground conservation
projects, research and community science; it spans across Long Island and addresses a diverse
range of issues, habitats and species. The conservation director is responsible for overseeing
this work and implementing Seatuck's conservation priorities as outlined in the organization's
strategic plan.
The conservation director will be a member of the Seatuck's senior management team. They
will play a major role in the future direction of the organization, including working with the
executive director and the Board's Conservation Committee to set conservation priorities and
develop strategic plans.
The conservation director reports to the executive director and leads and supports the
conservation staff, which currently numbers six full- and part-time advocates, scientists and
technicians. They will coordinate the development of annual work plans for the conservation
staff and work with the development team to identify and pursue grant and fundraising
opportunities.
This conservation director will be one of the primary faces of Seatuck, representing the
organization and its conservation work before the public, elected officials, governmental
agencies and the press, as well as advancing and maintaining collaborative relationships with
partner organizations. Leading Seatuck's government relations efforts will be a central aspect of
the director's work.
The position is full-time, with options for remote work and flexibility. Regular travel across Long
Island will be required to visit project sites, participate in field work, convene with partners,
meet with officials, etc. Occasional off-island travel may also be necessary.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Master's degree, or similar graduate degree, in a relevant discipline, such as conservation,
biology, ecology, marine science or public policy
-Ten years of relevant professional work experience and relevant subject-matter expertise
in wildlife and ecological conservation, biodiversity science and/or environmental policy
(Ph.D. or similar advanced degree could substitute for some experience)

- Strong familiarity with the Long Island region and its diverse habitats and wildlife, as well
as its layered governmental landscape and policy-making process
-Demonstrated success in developing and advancing strategic plans, administering multiple
projects, and partnering with outside organizations, businesses and government officials
- Experience supervising, managing and working collaboratively with a professional team
- Excellent leadership skills, with an ability to inspire a team and oversee multiple projects
simultaneously
- Proven collaboration and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with
diverse people, funders, and partners to achieve lasting results
- Demonstrated passion for Seatuck's mission to conserve Long Island wildlife and the
environment
- Residency based in Nassau or Suffolk County

To apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to staff@seatuck.org (with the "Conservation Director"
in the subject line). References will be requested

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