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Recruitment: Forest Project Director, California Chapter

The Forest Project Director is responsible for leading the team’s efforts to expedite the planning and implementation of large-scale forest restoration and adaptation projects, including expanded use of prescribed fire and managed wildfire. This role will initiate, sustain, and grow external partnerships with a diversity of stakeholders (e.g., state, and federal staff, private companies, water managers), to scale important parts of the overall forest strategy. For example, the Project Director will work with local government, water managers and NGOs to design, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of flagship forest restoration and adaptation projects in the Sierra Nevada. This role will also work with TNC’s scientists, policy experts and economists to develop market-based solutions (e.g., lowering insurance premiums by using ecological forestry, incentivizing clean and less carbon intensive use of forest restoration byproducts). Lastly, the Project Director is expected to engage in the development of state and federal policy, identify and secure sources of funding, and evaluate the potential for new strategic partnerships, in consultation with members of a large, multidisciplinary team. 

We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about our benefits, click here. See Who We Are for more information.

The preferred location for this position is negotiable between Sacramento, Auburn, and Truckee, California.

If you have questions about this position, please contact The Nature Conservancy in California’s Lead of Talent Acquisition, Amber Mello at or connect on LinkedIn.
See full job posting and apply with resume and cover letter, HERE (JOB ID: 50857).

Deadline: February 7, 2022 at 8:59 p.m. PST

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 cultures. 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a political “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum. We welcome applicants from the full spectrum of thought, from conservative to progressive, into a politically inclusive culture that centers our mission to save the diversity of life on Earth.