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Lower San Pedro Program Manager

What We Can Achieve Together:
The Lower San Pedro Program Manager directs some or all aspects of protection, science, stewardship and community relations for the Lower San Pedro/Galiuro Mountain geographic area within the Arizona Business Unit (BU) or program. Serves as the principal contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community. The Lower San Pedro Program contains the 2nd largest unfragmented blocks of land in the southwest and it is an Arizona Business Unit priority to develop projects to maintain and enhance the connectivity between the priority conservation areas within that landscape. The Program Manager continues to define TNC as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility, manages conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies, builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field, and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations. Identifies and resolves technical issues and communicates solutions using best practices. They will develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engage local community support for local conservation efforts, and negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities. This position oversees the preserves within the watershed and the land management contract with Salt River Project. They will directly supervise four (4) full time site managers and work closely with the Protection and Water department staff on projects within the watershed.

We’re Looking for You:
Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

What You’ll Bring:
BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resources, conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience managing conservation lands and projects
Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or  government agencies 
Experience negotiating.
Experience with related software (Microsoft).
Regularly lift, pull, push, move 25 pounds.

Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
5-7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.Familiarity with southwest ecosystems and conservation issues.
Familiarity with mining and agriculture issues and culture.
Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
Demonstrated experience in fundraising. 
Politically savvy.

What We Bring:
Since 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 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

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Next Steps:
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