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The Nature Conservancy Massachusetts State Director - 53233 in Keene Valley, New York

DescriptionOFFICE LOCATIONBoston, Massachusetts, USABoston preferred, open to other locations within Massachusetts.This position is labeled as hybrid with some in-person meetings in Boston, MA.#PDN#LI-KE1#LI-POSTWHO WE AREThe 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. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."A trusted name in conservation within the state and beyond, The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts strives to work with diverse partners to ensure healthy, rivers, estuaries, coastlines and fisheries; conserve forests and the benefits they provide; and tackle climate change, working with communities and governments to take action, and with nature to adapt to its impacts. Here at The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, we're dedicated to creating a healthier world for all. We work locally and globally, using innovative science and scalable, long-lasting solutions to tackle the most complex environmental challenges on this warming planet. We know that what we do here in Massachusetts to protect nature will mean a better future for people and planet. This is an exciting time for our organization, we have committed to helping to solve some of the most complex challenges facing people and nature as shown through our 2030 goals.WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHERThis role will be accepting applications on a rolling basis which means the job posting may be closed at any time. If you're interested, please apply promptly. Thank you!The Massachusetts State Director supports major cross-boundary initiatives to conserve lands and waters and address climate change while holding a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Chapter's work and culture. The State Director leads the chapter staff and trustees, develops new and existing donors, forms partnerships and builds a broader constituency for conservation across the state. They are accountable for Massachusetts' success in implementing TNC's conservation approach and ensuring outcomes are achieved. They support the alignment of activities by securing, coordinating, and configuring resources, capacity, and programs to address the most critical organization-wide projects, threats and strategies. The State Director serves as the primary local spokesperson for TNC to internal and external audiences (including staff, volunteers, the Board of Trustees, public and private donors, government agencies and officials, community leaders and other partners) and cultivates those audiences to build alliances and shared agendas that advance conservation outcomes in Massachusetts, across the region, and around the world. They provide demonstrated leadership in fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice within Massachusetts teams, strategies, and projects; among staff, trustees and volunteers; across the organization and with partners. They demonstrate progress by successfully creating and leading a diverse workplace culture, nurturing a safe and inclusive environment for all, and focusing on equitable conservation processes and results. The State Director oversees fundraising and marketing and works with staff to secure increased private, public and corporate support for conservation, engaging with major donors, corporations and foundations and supporting staff in donor cultivation. They support seasoned and emerging staff and volunteer leaders in service of shared organizational goals and outcomes, as well as a culture of collaboration, personal accountability, innovation, and high morale.The Massachusetts State Director plays a leading role in the Northeast Division, which spans 10 states and reports to the Northeast Division Director. They actively participate in the Northeast Leadership Council and Division teams, collaborating on innovative, cross-boundary projects and funding efforts that help maximize the Division's collective contributions to realizing the Conservancy's 2030 goals. At present, the Massachusetts Chapter is comprised of approximately 32 talented staff and 22 engaged members of the board of trustees, all engaged in an authentic culture committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUAre you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of "Work that You Can Believe in" where you can feel like you are helping to address the most pressing environmental issues and are making a difference every day.The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication, listening and collaboration skills, while also being able to make hard, transparent decisions in a matrixed and sometimes ambiguous environment. They will also have the emotional intelligence and disposition to build trust and lead the organization forward in ways that are equitable, fair and inclusive, while also being willing/able to navigate difficult or potentially contentious conversations. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be a big picture thinker who can articulate and align Massachusetts' strategies, programs and projects with the larger TNC organization.This role offers a unique opportunity to lead the design and implementation of a strategic approach to science-based conservation.WHAT YOU'LL BRINGMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree and minimum of 7 years of experience as a leader in the conservation arena, non-profit sector, advocacy, or related for-profit area.Management experience including leading and managing a large multi-disciplinary team.Written and verbal fluency in English is required.Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences, including donors, board members, employees, and outside partners.Experience in fundraising and budget management.Experience convening a diversity of groups to find common ground and implement shared solutions.Working some days from the Boston, MA office weekly is expected.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSAn understanding of the natural resources of the Northeast, their conservation challenges, and current management approaches.Extensive experience in fundraising and commitment to increase program fundraising success in support of the Chapter and the Conservancy's global priorities, especially by identifying innovative forms of fundraising, as well as forging relationships and results in the Boston market.Awareness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles and practice in the conservation field, and commitment to advancing DEI in operational and programmatic contexts.Extensive and proven management experience including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and manage performance of a multi-disciplinary team.Strong competency working effectively across differences such as race, culture, disabilities, socio-economic class and language groups. Experience cultivating strong interpersonal engagement and relationships in a global, multicultural context and developing relationships to drive organizational outcomes.Proven skills in diverse board development and recruitment for fundraising and influencing results.Experience gained both in and outside the U.S. preferred. Demonstrated commitment to developing and practicing global literacy a must.Success as an inspirational leader who has successfully motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence. Proven managerial talent in hiring, developing, and retaining staff.High energy, forward thinking, creative individual with strong ethical standards. Outstanding leadership and visionary qualities and able to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.Proven technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus. Demonstrated operational, implementation and detail-oriented perspective.Successful experience in marketing or fundraising. Well organized and self-directed. Politically savvy.Exercises sensitivity and empathy in working in an advisory role with partner organizations.WHAT WE BRINGSince 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!The salary range of this position is between $155,000 - $194,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience. In addition, The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on're proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!SALARY INFORMATIONThe starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $165,000 - 211,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate's actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.APPLY NOWPlease apply to Job 53233 at Submit required cover letter and resume separately using the upload buttons.Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line. This position will be open until filled.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 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.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC's value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible locationwithin countries where we're registered as a Non-government Organization and established asan employer. This may mean we're unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.