Bristol Bay Program Director:  The Nature Conservancy


Bristol Bay Program Director: The Nature Conservancy

Bristol Bay Program Director

Seeking a program director responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the Alaska Chapter’s priority strategy for conservation in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska.

The Nature Conservancy’s approach is to conserve Alaska’s lands and waters with pragmatic, widely supported solutions that are rooted in science. We work with a broad spectrum of partners around common values and respect for equity at all stages of conservation. We pursue lasting results to Alaska’s most pressing conservation challenges with a commitment to innovation and emphasis on Indigenous and community-based stewardship.

Strategy: The Nature Conservancy is implementing a long-term holistic strategy with a diverse set of stakeholders in Bristol Bay to support Indigenous-led conservation and protect the last great wild salmon run in the world. Our approach includes land and water protection, increased rights to lands and resources for Indigenous peoples, sustainable economic opportunities, and improving Indigenous and local decision-making authority. The Bristol Bay Program Director will lead a program of staff, manage a budget, fundraise, and work with a diverse set of stakeholders and partners to implement this strategy and achieve conservation outcomes.

Qualifications: BA/BS degree minimum experience in conservation, natural or social science, organization management or related field • Preferred post graduate degree and 5-7 years’ experience • Familiarity and experience with Bristol Bay’s resource management • Experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans • Management experience, inspiring and leading multifunctional and geographically dispersed teams • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects including community-based initiatives.

The Bristol Bay Program Director position is located in Alaska with a flexible office location. This is a full-time position with a desired starting date in Fall 2020 and includes employee health and retirement benefits among others. Starting salary, depending on experience, $71,800.

If you are interested in protecting a world in which people and nature thrive, want to work in a collaborative environment with competitive salary and a great benefits package, please visit and search for job ID # 48966 in the keyword search. by 11:59 PM Eastern by October 7, 2020 to be considered in the first review of applications. The position will remain open until filled.

For more information, contact Nicki Holmen, Director of Finance & Operations, The Nature Conservancy in Alaska,

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 all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. 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, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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