The Dallas Urban Conservation Associate is a senior staff representative for The Nature Conservancy in Dallas and will function as a liaison between the Texas Chapter and the North American Cities Network. S/he will work to integrate the Chapter’s work as an essential element of the TNC North America Cities Strategy and Global Resilient Cities Initiative in demonstrating how nature and natural resources can help build resilient communities across race, politics, class and privilege. The Dallas Urban Conservation Associate will collaborate with non-governmental organizations, private industry and government agencies in Dallas to advance restoration for the benefit of nature and people. S/he, working closely with TNC’s Texas Chapter, will play a leading role in managing TNC’s relationships and advancing the organization’s public policy and other priorities with federal, state and local policy makers related to the Cities Network strategies. This position reports to the State Director. S/he will be expected to deliver compelling presentations to the Texas Chapter, the Conservancy’s North American Cities Network, Global Resilient Cities Initiative and to internal and external audiences. With support from the Conservancy Development team, s/he will interact with key Conservancy supporters.
Responsibilities may include one or more of the following additional functions:
Expand the Conservancy’s role as a major conservation partner within the Dallas area.
Help define and implement The Conservancy’s national urban priorities.
Develop key partnerships with public and private organizations and community leaders in order to effectively implement strategies and to widely communicate solutions and best practices.
Negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, communities, property owners, and other conservation organizations to conserve, protect, and use natural communities.
Develop, implement and review appropriate community engagement strategies.
Develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs.
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 30, 2016