Position Title: Director, Urban Green Infrastructure Partnerships
Job ID: 43991
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: All United States
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The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
POSITION SUMMARY The Director, Business & Strategic Development, NatureVest Green Infrastructure Group, will identify and facilitate the development of investment opportunities in urban green infrastructure and stormwater management.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Director, Urban Green Infrastructure Partnerships will act as NatureVest’s primary point of contact with municipalities and private developers looking to incorporate green infrastructure into their programs and will be responsible for ensuring investment objectives are incorporated into implementation. Reporting to Director of Product Development, this key position is a unique and exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader who is knowledgeable and passionate about leveraging financial markets to drive environmental impact and urban sustainability through urban green infrastructure investments.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Working in collaboration with the Director of Product Development and the North America Urban Conservation Directors, engage U.S. municipalities through direct outreach to mayors’ offices, utilities, and regulators to develop a pipeline of viable investment opportunities.
- Work with the Director of Product Development to set strategic direction for municipal and regional priorities and investment criteria.
- Work with Director of Product Development to evaluate and scope deals. Ensure preliminary conservation objectives are considered and incorporated into initial scope definition and assist with the development partner selection process.
- Work closely with TNC’s Global and North American Cities Programs, and interested TNC Chapters to train staff and their municipal constituents to support evaluation of how cities can leverage impact capital and NatureVest to identify potential opportunities for investable green infrastructure and stormwater management initiatives.
- Establish working relationships with local and national enterprises, municipalities, and other NGOs to identify high- quality development partners, build sources of demand for green infrastructure investment, and establish partners in policy leadership and community engagement.
- Maintain international profile by producing original thought leadership pieces through written articles, conference appearances, and video work on policy and investment best practices.
- Significant US travel involved
- BA/BS degree and 12 years in municipal government or as a technical consultant to municipal government working on regulated water quality issues, sustainability-related initiatives, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex initiatives of strategic importance, including the management of budgets, the supervision of multidisciplinary professionals, and the coordination of the work of partners.
- Experience in partnership development (partners, community, government, etc.), working effectively with a broad array of stakeholders with divergent needs.
- Experience with current trends and practices in stormwater policy, regulation, and green infrastructure implementation.
- Successful experience facilitating complex negotiations with municipal, state, and/or federal governments, and/or private business.
- Master’s in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration or Business Administration, or other advanced degree with significant course work in policy, planning and public administration is preferred.
- Sense of urgency, with the ability to manage multiple work streams on time and on budget while meeting or exceeding goals.
- Demonstrated success as an inspirational leader who has successfully motivated staff and partners to achieve and sustain excellence.
- Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
- Exceptional interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
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