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Director of Conservation Programs South Atlantic

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Ducks Unlimited
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Ducks Unlimited’s Southern Region is seeking an accomplished and driven individual to lead our exciting South Atlantic conservation program.  This program involves a diverse set of conservation strategies that contribute to mission-oriented objectives of the Southern Region and are the centerpiece of our Southeast Wetlands fundraising Initiative.  This position provides the opportunity for leadership to the specific areas of responsibility, and the larger waterfowl conservation enterprise.  The director will serve as a member of the regional management team to provide strategic thinking and lead targeted implementation to help achieve conservation objectives.  The director will also advise the national conservation leadership team on national conservation issues and priority policy efforts.  The director will provide leadership to help guide the collective conservation and fundraising work of various stakeholders (e.g., DU volunteers, state and federal agencies, Joint Ventures and other conservation organizations) across the Southern Region.

Specific Duties:
•  Oversee the work of staff, in the Charleston Field Office and Florida, to deliver a broad suite of conservation programs, including conservation easements, land acquisitions, wetland restoration and enhancements, extension programs for landowners, and conservation business opportunities.  Candidate will aid in the development, advancement and implementation of funding opportunities and programs that demonstrate ecosystem benefits beyond waterfowl.  
•  Work closely with Director of Development and other fundraising staff in the region and across the country to support regional and national fundraising efforts.
•  Work closely with Director of Public Policy in the region and in Washington D.C. to support priority state and federal policy efforts.
•  Work closely with the Director of Conservation Planning to ensure science support and evaluation for conservation programs and the development of the next generation of planning tools.
•  Work closely with the Director of Conservation Services to enhance business planning and improve program efficiencies.  
•  Serve as a member of the Southern Region management team to help provide overall direction for the region, assist in key decisions, and help develop staff technical and leadership skills.
•  Collaborate with board members, volunteers and staff in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to help develop key policy objectives, major communications themes and support grassroots fundraising efforts.
•  Work with staff to develop landowner spokespersons and advocates for conservation programs.
•  Secure and grow public funding to support priority conservation programs.
•  Coordinate conservation program development and implementation with other conservation organizations, agency partners and interested stakeholders to maximize efficiency of the partners’ collective efforts.
•  Incorporate biological, social, and economic information into conservation program development and implementation.

•  A minimum of a BS in wildlife ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, or other natural resource field.  Advanced degree is highly desirable.
•  At least 10 years of experience in conservation program evaluation, development and/or implementation.
•  At least 5 years of experience in supervising staff.
•  Strong personal commitment to conservation. 
•  Excellent written and oral communications skills.
•  Experience and proven success in strategic program development.
•  Experience and proven success in developing partnerships and leading broad stakeholder groups to achieve common goals.
•  Demonstrate a diverse and creative approach to conservation program development and implementation.
•  Understanding of not-for-profit fundraising efforts.
This position will remain open until filled by suitable candidate.  

This position will work out of the Charleston Field Office and reports to the Director of Operations for the Southern Region.  

To apply, please complete the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=384260&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Maribeth Lane
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Southern Regional Office
193 Business Park Dr., Suite E
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office:  601-956-1936

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