Chief Scientist

The Conservancy seeks a Chief Scientist to provide intellectual and strategic leadership for the world’s largest environmental NGO. As the chief scientific leader and authority for the organization, the Chief Scientist advises senior management on complex aspects of the organization’s two thematic priorities: climate change and healthy land, water and oceans. They mentor the Lead Scientists and Managing Director Global Science and guide the identity and rigor of the science that underpins the organization’s work. The Chief Scientist will be a globally recognized scientific leader and broad thinker with excellent communication skills and a collaborative spirit. They will be expected to serve as an external spokesperson for TNC and have the ability to connect and represent TNC amongst the world’s leading scientific bodies. The Chief Scientist plays a key role in recruiting top science leaders to TNC, building and maintaining partnerships with other scientific and environmental institutions, and guiding the work of the Conservancy’s 300+ scientists. The Chief Scientist is a key thought-partner for the CEO and Board and is a member of the Executive Council.

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