The Director of Government Relations will play a key role in the development and implementation of the Conservancy’s conservation strategies, including efforts to protect land and water, tackle climate change, provide food and water sustainably and build healthy cities. S/he will advance natural resource and conservation outcomes by developing strong relationships with state and federal elected officials, state and federal agency leaders and partners organizations, and using those relationships to influence the policy and management choices of those entities.
A priority focus will be to broaden public and political support for policies that lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, energy conservation and clean energy development. The individual works closely with staff from across The Nature Conservancy to engage external audiences to broaden political support for climate and energy policies that advance climate policy solutions.
The Director of Government Relations leads a team or works with an interdisciplinary team to serve as a subject matter expert and advisor on complex and strategic issues. S/he liaises with TNC’s global strategy teams, Science and Field Conservation staff, other External Affairs departments and with TNC’s Operating Units to further conservation goals, policies and strategy.