The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. The position description (Job ID 53008) is attached which includes the link to apply. The application deadline is 11:59pm on March 19, 2023.
The Virginia Director of Land Management (DLM) works collaboratively with other Virginia Chapter staff-as well as private landowners, natural resource agencies, tribes, and other partners where appropriate-to establish and execute a vision for preserve management, visitation, conservation easement monitoring, and volunteer engagement to advance organizational goals. This includes work on the preserve disposition process to divest non-strategic fee and easement assets, active participation in our mature, state-wide prescribed fire program, and oversight of the Chapter’s participation in TNC’s overall accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance. They provide science review and approve stewardship budgets for new land protection projects along with the terms of conservation easements. They develop and manage annual budgets and work to secure needed resources for stewardship activities. The DLM provides direct supervision to several stewardship staff. They cultivate a collaborative, inclusive and trusting team environment. They ensure central stewardship staff feel connected to the broader Chapter, and work closely with the Deputy Director and others to ensure stewardship is appropriately considered and reflected in Chapter plans and priorities. They directly engage in land management activities, including prescribed fire, and support the coordination of engagement strategies to preserve-based stewardship efforts. The DLM works closely with other staff to ensure all monitoring and related obligations are met in a timely fashion.