The Nature Conservancy of Canada , Canada
Posted By: Meg Southee, February 10, 2021
Position details: Full time
Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Director of Spatial Planning and Innovation to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and species they sustain.
NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and local regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.
The Director of Spatial Planning and Innovation is the lead position responsible for the development and implementation of NCC’s conservation planning framework, strategic conservation planning research efforts, and new conservation technology initiatives.
The Director also provides leadership to improve best practices and skills for spatial planning practitioners, and to creatively respond to new and emerging conservation questions. Job duties incorporate a range of strategic conservation plan development, research, managerial and technical responsibilities. In particular, the Director will:
This position will maintain and enhance the scientific and technical rationale in support of NCC’s conservation goals and priorities while identifying opportunities to improve existing processes and systems by integrating new technologies, approaches and capabilities. The position requires strong knowledge of current state of the art in conservation planning and familiarity with related scientific literature, excellent problem-solving, analytic and synthesis skills, which the incumbent uses to help the CCO guide conservation operations, programs and policies across NCC. The Director also shows excellent interpersonal skills and through active collaboration, develops relationships across NCC, with regional teams, other Business Units and external partners.
How to Apply
NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre.
NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.