Manager, Rangeland Strategy

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Toronto, Canada

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5 days ago

Location: Remote/Canada

Position details: Full time, permanent

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Manager of Rangeland Strategy to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 15 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Position Summary

The Manager, Rangeland Strategy reports to the Director of Strategic Conservation and works closely with Operations. Based on the goal to halt and reverse native grassland loss in Canada, the manager will develop, implement, and coordinate a rangelands strategy that articulates NCC’s positioning with respect to rangelands, with government and industry and non-government organizations.

The Manager will activate NCC’s strategic interests in Canada’s rangelands by 1) positioning NCC as a key delivery partner in native grassland conservation with relevant federal public policy and national industry forums; 2) liaising with NCC regional staff to coordinate and align national-provincial government and industry relations; and 3) supporting rangelands policy implementation in collaboration with cross-functional teams and external partners at provincial and local levels.

Success in this position includes agriculture policy expertise, and positive and active engagement with public and private sector decision-makers that results in co-created solutions, ensuring the long-term protection and restoration of Canada’s native grassland habitat.


Position Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of federal agriculture policy and its intergovernmental application
  • Knowledge of grassland and rangelands economics and policy in Canada
  • Government and industry relations experience
  • Extensive knowledge of and contacts within the grassland and agricultural rangelands community
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience planning and executing a programme strategy
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders, partners, and managing through influence
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to translate broad concepts into organizational strategic policy that aligns conservation priorities across sectors and governments
  • Analytical skills with the ability to translate data into simple, meaningful messages
  • Writing and copyediting skills; proficiency in French is considered an asset
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and time pressures
  • Strong project management skills broadly, and particularly in multi-jurisdictional environments
  • Ability to travel on occasional basis
  • Flexible education/experience that could include: agro-business/agro-economics/ranch business management, policy and public administration, political science, government and industry relations
  • A minimum of 5 years in the agriculture community in Canada is desired


How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by 11:59pm EST February 6, 2023.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.