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Idaho, USA

All Idaho locations considered, Hailey, ID preferred.



The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Director of Conservation is directly responsible for leadership, management and accountability of the Chapter’s conservation work which include strategies such as private land and water protection, regenerative agriculture, salmon recovery, and improved management of Idaho’s forests and sagebrush ecosystems. They directly supervise staff who implement diverse conservation strategies across Idaho and in partnership with other business units in the West. They provide strategic leadership for the Idaho Chapter, while creating a positive, collaborative, and results-driven culture. They negotiate complex and innovative solutions with diverse partners. They establish the Conservancy as a major conservation partner in Idaho with local communities, tribes, government agencies, other NGOs, donors, and supporters. They negotiate complex and innovative transactions and solutions to ensure strong, equitable, and lasting significant contributions to the Conservancy’s 2030 goals. Requires frequent travel and occasional work during evening and weekend hours.


For over 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has demonstrated that we can play a unique and critical role in shaping and implementing large-scale solutions to conserve the lands and water of Idaho. We have established ourselves as valued and credible partners and are looking to build on this work in a rapidly changing ecological, social, political, and climatic context. The Director of Conservation is responsible for developing and communicating an inspiring and compelling vision of success for the Conservancy’s conservation programs in Idaho. They act as a spokesperson for the Conservancy’s work in Idaho engaging and presenting to key audiences including trustees, donors, media, and partners. They work closely with the Development team to raise capital and operating funds from public and private sources. They build, direct, and provide support to a team of dedicated multi-disciplinary staff and collaborate with Conservancy colleagues across the Western U.S. and North America to achieve success. It is expected that this approach will lead new ways of working with Tribes, partners, and colleagues across the West to ensure durable and significant contributions to the Conservancy’s 2030 goals.

This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, team-oriented, and self-aware individual to join our amazing team in Idaho.


  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice, communications, team leadership or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing timelines, finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance of a large multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups, tribes, donors, and/or government agencies.


  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing, and implementing conservation strategies and policy.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation in the West.
  • Experience directing a major program and coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Politically savvy.
  • Consistently demonstrate professional, positive, self-aware, and approachable attitude.


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!

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $82,000 – $92,000 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.


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