Conservation Center Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:45pm



Fort Collins, CO
United States

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The Director of the Salazar Center for North American Conservation will engage the world’s leading experts in conservation, and the sciences relevant to conservation, in an ongoing process of trans-disciplinary dialogue, assessment, and problem solving. The Director will design and implement programs that join public and private-sector stakeholders, researchers, and students in the co-generation of knowledge and the co-design of new approaches and strategies for effective conservation in the face of significant and ongoing environmental and societal changes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, law, or scientific discipline relevant to conservation
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges associated with the development and implementation of successful conservation efforts in North America
  • Understanding of global environmental change and sustainability issues, integrated systems thinking on socio-environmental interactions and sustainable solutions, and how these concepts relate to North American conservation challenges
  • Experience interacting with policymakers 
  • 10+ years of experience in management or scientific leadership in a conservation organization, government agency, non-government organization, or research institution
  • Strong organizational development skills
  • Strong financial and human resources management skills
  • Experience in building partnerships and working with stakeholders
  • Experience and proven track record in fundraising and resource mobilization
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Fluency in English


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Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Peter Backlund

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