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Lead Scientist

Reference 40483  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Colorado - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 01/12/2012
Company Name Nature Conservancy
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Directory Entry : The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the Lead Scientist provides technical and scientific leadership and is a senior subject matter expert (SME) for the areas described below. Scope and scale encompasses the entire organization. He or she advises senior management on the following functions:

  • Creation and implementation of a strategic social science vision that creates new knowledge on how conservation interventions impact human well-being, and in turn how human values and culture can be shape interactions with nature and natural resources
  • The design of conservation strategies that improve human well-being, as well as the design of a monitoring and measures program that documents the extent to which conservation benefits people and promotes equity and human development.
  • Works across global boundaries and collaborates with scientists/science community (academic and other) around the world to enhance the practices of others and establish TNC as a global leader in conservation social science
  • Develop, promote and help implement the conservation social science and ecosystem services best practices required to achieve  tangible, lasting results
  • Function as a bridge between scientists and non-scientist conservation practitioners and human development partners, and serve as a spokesperson and advocate
  • Conduct original research; publish findings in scientific journals to add to the body of conservation science knowledge and support TNC conservation goals
  • Strengthen use of social sciences and ecosystem services science within TNC by fostering risk-taking and innovation and ensuring that human well-being is integral to conservation planning from the outset
  • Fundraising with donors and funding agencies interested in human well-being and development.
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