Deserts and Grasslands Director

  • The Nature Conservancy
Full Time Nonprofit Science

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 Deserts and Grasslands Director.  You will work oversee the Chapter’s work related to deserts and grasslands by providing strategic leadership and establishing overall conservation priorities.  A key aspect is to work with internal and external partners, including federal and state agencies, to develop policy-oriented approaches to make a significant impact in deserts and grasslands conservation and address TNC’s North American conservation.

We are looking for a collaborative leader committed to working with a range of internal and external partners to develop policy-oriented approaches that will make a significant impact on desert and grassland conservation.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of current trends and practices in the Southwest, experience in land management issues at the ground level, will have knowledge of methods and standards for prioritizing conservation efforts across large landscapes, and can develop practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.

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 45343.  The position will location either in Tucson or Phoenix and will be open until filled.

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


Program Management

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

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