Defenders of Wildlife seeks a Director of Conservation Planning who understands the latest developments in conservation and business planning and can implement that knowledge in ways that catalyze dramatically better conservation.
The Director of Conservation Planning is responsible for developing and implementing Defenders’ programs to promote effective conservation planning and implementation. In projects across the country, the Director will work closely and build relationships with federal, state, and private land management partners to incorporate new strategies into existing plans such as the State Wildlife Action Plans and Federal Endangered Species Recovery Plans, as well as new climate change adaptation plans.
The Director will work closely with scientists and planners as well as land and wildlife management communities to enhance the community of practice. The Director will also oversee a program that provides capacity and support to conservation programs within the organization, including facilitating strategic planning, analyzing spatial data, and presenting related information in novel ways for our advocacy efforts.