Director of Special Projects

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
Full Time Executive

Job Description

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Arizona Chapter as Director of Special Projects.  You will work closely with the state director, senior program directors, key staff, corporations, city officials, and other key partners to provide strategic direction and substantive operations and project management to advance the Conservancy’s Salt and Verde Rivers Water Fund, Urban/Cities program and other strategic initiatives to support building capacity and scaling up nature based solutions to challenges facing people and nature. 

We are looking for a collaborative leader with experience managing multiple projects and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and a wide range of external partners by acting with integrity and dealing effectively, diplomatically, honestly and sensitively with all.  Ideal candidate will have experience in both government and non-profit management, knowledge of current trends and practices in western water and natural resource issues, experience in fundraising, and an understanding of politics and partnership development.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world and believe in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, then please visit to learn more and to apply. Submit your cover letter and resume for Job ID 45225.  The position will be open until filled.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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