NWT Conservation Lead

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

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* TNC Canada is a Canadian charity affiliated with The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest conservation organization with over 3,000 staff, 600 scientists and 1 million supporters worldwide. Established in 2014, TNC Canada is headquartered in Toronto and builds on the Conservancy's long history of conservation achievements in Canada. Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We bring innovative solutions, local partnerships and global experience to Canada's vast conservation opportunities. Recognizing that people and nature are interdependent, we believe that healthy communities and economic prosperity are integral to achieving sustainable, large-scale conservation results. Visit www.tnccanada.ca to learn more.The Northwest Territories (NWT) Conservation Lead advances TNC Canada's partnership with Indigenous people, industry, other governments, and NGOs in the North of Canada to:
i) support Indigenous Peoples' authority to manage and steward lands and waters and ii) align economic activities with durable environmental sustainability outcomes. This position seeks and develops opportunities to build partnerships to strengthen governance, enhance stewardship capacity, and build and sustain leadership in Indigenous communities. Key to this is convening people and connecting various partner organizations together in a way that catalyzes advances in this realm. This position also develops opportunities for bringing tools and expertise from The Conservancy's work around the world to advance sustainable economic decisions in the North. A specific focus of the Conservation Lead is leading TNC Canada's work with government, First Nation and NGO partners to assure the establishment of federal and territorial protected areas and stewardship trust for Thaidene Nene in the next year.
* The NWT Conservation Lead is a member of TNC Canada's 8 person conservation team, and represents the organization in all interactions in the North. The Conservation Lead provides strategic and programmatic leadership to the design and implementation of TNC Canada's work in the North, liaising with other staff from both TNC Canada and The Nature Conservancy. S/he is responsible for advancing the successful completion of Thaidene Nene and developing strategic partnerships elsewhere to advance strategies that further Indigenous Stewardship, the viability of a conservation economy, and the sustainability and local benefit of economic development. S/he manages all partnerships with entities in the NWT and participates in the management of national or regional organizations in conjunction with other staff members. S/he advises the larger organization on strategic approaches across Canada, bringing critical insights from the North to those conversations; through this s/he actively participates in the development of TNC Canada as a conservation organization while also advancing the success of The Nature Conservancy in other parts of the world.
* Leads the development of robust partnerships with Indigenous communities, ensuring compliance with The Nature Conservancy's commitments under the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (https:
//www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/socialpolicy/spthemeshrande/scplcihr/ and TNC Canada's emerging guidelines on a rights based approach to conservation and principles of partnership with Indigenous people.
* Works with territorial and federal governments to advance programs and collaborations of shared interest.
* Creates connections between people across Canada so that great ideas are shared broadly
* Coordinates with and assists philanthropy and communications team with proposals, donor stewardship and trips, and marketing materials.
* Supports TNC Canada's emerging government relations and corporate engagement programs by providing a northern perspective and ensuring alignment of these efforts with other conservation efforts.
* Manages grants to partners and expenditures for this program, ensuring the program is within budget.
* Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
* Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
* May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
* Travel internationally and domestically up to 30-50% of the time.
* Experience working in or collaborating with Indigenous communities
* Experience designing and implementing a community-based program related to Indigenous leadership and/or resource management.
* Experience working independently and remotely.
* Experience identifying funding needs and managing a budget.
* A proven ability to work effectively with diverse partners.
* Experience working with government and industry to advance sustainable resource management
* Flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and opportunities
* Adventurous and willing to try new things in order to build relationships and advance environmental outcomes
* Knowledge of current trends and conditions of Indigenous leadership and stewardship in the North and Canada.
* Understanding of ongoing land use planning and resource management processes in the NWT.
* Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and timelines.
* Creative problem-solving skills and experience.
* Experience working with Indigenous peoples in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, or Nunavut.
* Strong listening skills.
* Understands the development patterns and threats to people and nature in the North
* 5 years' experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Strong English writing and speaking abilities.HOW TO APPLYTo apply to position number 44574, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:
59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 7, 2016.Click 'submit' to apply for the position or 'save for later' to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.
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* The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
* Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
* The successful applicant must meet the requirements of
* The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.
* Job Title:

* NWT Conservation Lead
* Location:

* Canada
* Job ID:

* 44574
* Regular/Temporary:

* Regular
* Full/Part Time:

* Full-Time .