Who we are
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organisation, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.
We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.
Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work.
In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognise that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”
A trusted name in conservation within the state and beyond, The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire strives to create a resilient and sustainable future for nature and people by conserving priority landscapes, restoring freshwater and marine systems, and advancing climate solutions that elevate the role of nature. The Conservancy has worked in New Hampshire for 60 years, protecting nearly 300,000 acres of land, serving as a trusted partner in state and regional land and water management initiatives, and safeguarding more than 680 miles of river, stream and estuarine habitat.
More recently, the Conservancy has developed ambitious and impactful initiatives to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future, help communities adapt to climate change using nature-based solutions, and enhance equitable access to nature. At present, the Chapter is comprised of 24 talented staff and 22 highly engaged board of trustees from all over the state, and a budget of $5 million and 3 offices across the state.
What we can achieve together
The State Director functions as the executive director for TNC in New Hampshire Chapter and supports major cross-boundary initiatives to conserve lands and waters, address climate change, and committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in its work and culture. The State Director furthers this impactful work by leading the chapter staff and trustees, developing new and existing donors, forming partnerships and building a broader constituency for conservation across the state.
As a leader in the New Hampshire conservation movement, the State Director plays a primary role in working with partner organisations, government agencies, elected officials and other key decision-makers to build alliances and shared agendas that advance science-driven conservation outcomes in New Hampshire, across New England, and around the world. The State Director is accountable for the chapter’s success in implementing TNC’s global conservation approach, producing measurable results, and upholding organisational values.
They provide demonstrated leadership in fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice within New Hampshire teams, strategies, and projects; among staff, trustees and volunteers; across the organisation and with partners. They demonstrate progress by successfully creating and leading a diverse workplace culture, nurturing a safe and inclusive environment for all, and focusing on equitable conservation processes and results.
The State Director oversees fundraising and marketing and works with staff to secure increased private and corporate support for conservation, engaging with major donors, corporations and foundations and supporting staff in donor cultivation. They support seasoned and emerging staff and volunteer leaders in service of shared organisational goals and outcomes, as well as a culture of collaboration, personal accountability, innovation, and high morale.
The State Director plays a leading role in the Northeast Division, which spans 10 states and reports to the Northeast Division Director. They actively participate in the Northeast Leadership Council and Division teams, collaborating on innovative, cross-boundary projects and funding efforts.
We’re looking for you
Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver. This role offers a unique opportunity to design and implement a strategic approach to New Hampshire’s conservation priorities—and to help shape a resilient future for all Granite Staters. Come join TNC and apply today!
What you’ll bring
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 7 years of experience as a leader in the conservation arena, non-profit sector, advocacy, or related for-profit area.
- Management experience including leading and managing a large multi-disciplinary team.
- Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences including donors, board members, employees, outside partners, or equivalent.
- Experience in fundraising and budget management.
What we bring
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organisations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
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 culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organisation 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
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Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against Covid-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.