Want to help save the planet? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy over 65,000 acres in Ohio have been preserved for people and nature. In addition, TNC Ohio is working with partners to improve the management and condition of nearly 1,000 miles of streams. From the foothills of the Appalachians to the Shores of Lake Erie, the Ohio Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Ohio unique. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.
The Central Ohio Water Manager develops, manages, and advances water conservation and improvement programs, plans, and methods for Central Ohio. They provide technical leadership and support to the Ohio business unit by planning, directing, and implementing projects in Central Ohio to improve area waterways and align and prioritize corporate water sustainability goals with local and regional conservation priorities. They address critical threats to natural systems, guide conservation and align funding priorities across partners, foster cross-site learning among the regional conservation community, and supply conservation planning teams with relevant information. They develop and implement conservation strategies, employing a full range of protection and restoration tools to acquire varying degrees of legal interest in land and implementing a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC and partner conservation priorities. A strong candidate for this position will thrive on bringing different interests together to find common goals and moving them forward through collaboration. They will be good at developing conservation ideas with others, prioritizing projects and strategies, and articulating a vision of success to both partners and supporters.
The ideal candidate will have a background that includes:
• BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience negotiating complex agreements.
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
• Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
• Knowledge of land and water management conservation practice and conservation science.
• Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land and water management, and natural resource preservation and restoration.