The Nature Conservancy is looking for a new Director of Science for North Carolina based out of their Durham, NC Office. Desription below:
The Director of Science serves as the lead scientist for the North Carolina Chapter. In this role, S/he ensures that good science guides and informs the conservation activities of the Chapter and creates the scientific vision for the Chapter through anticipation of challenges, threats, and opportunities that have the potential to affect our work. S/he collaborates on applied conservation science, provides technical support and guidance on conservation planning activities to conservation staff. S/he works on issues related to climate change both in North Carolina and in collaboration with other TNC science practitioners across the country. S/he works closely with partners in public agencies, other environmental organizations and universities to develop research focused on solving real conservation challenges and innovative approaches to dealing with emerging conservation issues.
The Director of Science helps guide the conservation efforts of the Chapter by participating in long-term planning and prioritization of programs and projects as a member of the chapter Conservation Steering Committee. S/he ensures that the chapter complies with the scientific policies and procedures of The Nature Conservancy and oversees the work of planning teams to ensure efficiency, synergy, and effective engagement of external partners. S/he collaborates with scientists and resource managers within and outside of TNC to develop and disseminate sound scientific standards and methodologies and implement adaptive management of TNC projects.