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Director of Policy and Government Relations

Job Title: 
Director of Policy and Government Relations
Company, Organization, or University: 
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
Flexible within Ohio with frequent travel to Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio Director of Policy and Government Relations leads and implements a comprehensive state program to proactively develop, lead and influence conservation and public policy outcomes that advance the Conservancy’s mission. They direct, manage, and support the Ohio Government Relations team, identifying and helping to create conservation funding and policy opportunities across multiple jurisdictions. They work with staff across The Nature Conservancy to advance TNC’s national and multi-state policy priorities related to waters, lands, and climate change, ensuring program compliance with local, state, and federal lobbying laws and regulations. They work with a diverse range of stakeholders, non-profit organizations, coalitions, elected officials, agencies, and business interests to build support for the organization’s conservation agenda and to advance key climate change and freshwater policy initiatives.

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, business or related field and six years of experience directing legislative and issue campaigns, lobbying elected officials, and directing policy initiatives, building diverse coalitions across political and social divides, or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping public policy in Ohio! Come join us and apply today!

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Application Instructions: 
Applicants must apply on-line by 11:59 p.m. on September 25, 2022 at To more easily locate the complete position description, enter Ohio or the job ID 52073 in the keyword search.
Erin O'Rourke