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Society for Conservation Biology is hiring a North America Policy Director

A great opportunity for someone with a background in conservation law and policy:

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a global community of conservation professionals with over 4,000 members (resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, informed members of the public, and students) dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. More information about SCB can be found at: www.conbio.org.

SCB seeks a North American Policy Director (PD) to play two critical roles: (1) to advance the policy work of the North America Section in bringing conservation science to bear on the section's priority policy initiatives, by means of outreach to agency and legislative staff, the scientific community, and the general public; and (2) to empower SCB's members by providing them with the information and skills necessary to influence the policy process themselves.

The North American Policy Director is responsible for coordinating all of SCB’s policy activities in the U.S. and Canada, is expected to maintain an office in the Executive Office of SCB in Washington, D.C. This position requires experience in communications, building professional relationships with legislative and executive branches in Washington D.C., as well as administrative agencies working in conservation policy and management, and working with Canadian conservation scientists.

The full job description can be downloaded here.

More information on the North America Section Policy Priorities can be found here.