New York Climate Mitigation Director

The Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the New York team. The New York Climate Mitigation Director manages the New York Division work in support of achieving The Nature Conservancy’s climate mitigation goals. The Climate Mitigation Director leads a cross-functional team engaged in science, policy, conservation, marketing, communications and fundraising efforts to achieve outcomes in New York and beyond.

We are looking for a proven leader and problem solver with excellent people skills and experience working with an interdisciplinary team to serve as a subject matter expert and advisor on complex and strategic issues. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

• BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation, energy or related field, or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
• 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
• Experience negotiating.
• Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation
• Experience in climate mitigation and/or energy policy making, regulation, markets, business and/or related fields.
• Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
• Ability to develop practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation
• Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
• Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
• Politically savvy.

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature-based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit and search for job ID # 47479 in the keyword search. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on April 24, 2019, to be considered. The preferred location for this position will be in Albany, NY, but the office location may be flexible within New York State.

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 people of all genders, 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.

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Opportunity type



Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Job function

  • Corp. Responsibility and Sustainability

Areas of impact

  • Environment