Strategy Lead, Climate Adaptation, Risk and Resilience

Climate change is an increasing threat to people and property around the world. The Nature Conservancy is working to develop innovative solutions that utilize the protective services that nature provides to help reduce risk and increase resilience in the face of climate change, as well as natural disasters.

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters upon which all life depends. Over the 60 years since our founding, we have grown to be the largest single conservation organization in the US and the world. The Con­servancy uniquely embodies the concept of working locally and globally simultaneously, tapping local results to inform global strategies and policy. That scope, size, and track record positions us to be a transformative global leader in solving some of the world’s toughest environmental challenges.

The Conservancy has developed a Business Plan for the Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) Global Strategy focusing on the risk of flooding since we believe we can develop nature-based risk reduction solutions to both coastal and riparian flooding. Our integrated CDRR Strategy is working though our Global Marine Team (GMT) and Global Freshwater Team (GFT) to develop the science and practice though field projects at 8 priority sites around the world to demonstrate natural solutions and how they can effectively be integrated with hard infrastructure solutions. We are also working to leverage the impact of the science and practice from those projects through national policy reform in those key countries and ultimately link those to global policy processes and institutions on climate change, disaster risk reduction and development, to mainstream the use of natural solutions. We are also developing key partnerships with leaders in the reinsurance and engineering industries to better understand the risk reduction potential of natural solutions and to design integrated natural and hard infrastructure solutions. The Strategy Lead, Climate Adaptation, Risk and Resilience, will lead this Global Strategy for The Nature Conservancy, ensuring implementation of the Business Plan, including coordinating field implementation, corporate relationships and policy leverage, as well as fundraising and internal planning and reporting.

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID#41845 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2014. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Arlington, Virginia
The Nature Conservancy