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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Program Director will manage a new Urban Greening program that delivers natural climate solutions in European cities. These solutions will be designed to directly address climate risks and increase biodiversity initially within Germany and to influence similar projects throughout Europe. Currently, the Urban Greening Program is responsible for projects with three different municipalities throughout Germany, and the dissemination of lessons learned from those projects across interested European cities. The first project will be with Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf District, the two other cities are still to be selected. The Program Director will be responsible for growing the portfolio of projects beyond these initial 3 municipalities. They will be part of TNC’s Germany team based in the TNC office in Berlin, Germany. This position will direct protection, science, stewardship and community relations for the Urban Greening program of TNC within Europe. The Program Director reports to the Germany Director & Climate Risk and Resilience Lead of TNC Europe. The Program Director will serve as the principal contact for dissemination of technical information and fundraising to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations, corporates and the academic community for the Urban Greening program. This position is fixed term for two years, with opportunity for extension up to 5 years.
The Program Director will establish the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of technical focus and geographic responsibility for TNC in Europe, define conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies, build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the municipalities, and develop key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. They will be responsible for the management of the program, including all sub-contracting to partners. They will work with the project scientists hosted by each of the three municipalities, which are part of the Urban Greening program. The Program Director will also work with TNC US-based colleagues to develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engage local community support for local urban greening efforts, and negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural ecosystems and create green space.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Please apply through the TNC Careers Website, Job Number: 48834
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 9, 2020.