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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County (Remote)
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: $85,000 - $95,000
  • Organization Type: Environment/Park/Animals

The Nature Conservancy

The Director of Engagement Programs oversees all aspects of Missouri’s strategic programs, events, and tailored communication channels designed to deepen and expand engagement with key conservation audiences and those who financially support conservation efforts. The Director collaborates across functional areas to provide engagement support for conservation, philanthropy, and government relations needs. They may serve as a principle contact to government agencies, conservation organizations, foundations, corporations, academia, volunteers, and supporters. They establish the Conservancy as a major conservation leader in the field, manage and improve conservation partnerships, and build strategic capacity in the field. The Director develops key partnerships with public & private organizations to strengthen relationships that engage community support for local conservation efforts. They are responsible for widely communicating solutions and best practices, e.g., sharing knowledge of innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address natural system needs. The Director works to connect staff and the board of trustees to networks and opportunities that will further our conservation goals. Frequent travel domestically and/or internationally, evening and weekend hours. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

Required Qualifications
• BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
• Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.

Desired Qualifications
• Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
• Experience negotiating.
• Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing communication plans, partnership agreements, and engagement program design/implementation.
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, community partnerships, and a variety of communication channels.
• Ability to convey practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
• Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
• Politically savvy.

What We Bring
Base Salary: $85,000 – $95,000

We offer a 35-hour work week that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ. We provide a competitive benefits package which includes: comprehensive health care plans (3 options to fit your needs,) flexible spending accounts (medical and dependent care,) a 401(k) plan including employer match (8% after 1 year!) 8 weeks paid parental leave, up to 10 days of accrued paid time off in the first year, life insurance (2x salary,) short and long-term disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We also offer an environment supportive of empowering our employees, amplifying an equitable workforce, and creating opportunities to participate Employee Resource Groups. We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

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 organizations 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!

Additional Details
Location: Flexible to any location in the state of Missouri.
Position Type: Full-time, Salaried
How to Apply: Applications are accepted online only at The job ID is 55157.
All applicants will need to submit a cover letter and resume. A reference guide is available at; please follow instructions to submit your application.
Deadline: Our recruiting process is a rolling interview process to ensure we engage applicants in a timely manner. This means we review applications in the order they are received.