The Nature Conservancy Seeks Ohio Director of Policy and Government Relations

Posted on January 24, 2023
The Nature Conservancy Seeks Ohio Director of Policy and Government Relations
Position Title:

Ohio Director of Policy and Government Relations

Position Summary
The Ohio Director of Policy and Government Relations leads and implements a comprehensive state program to proactively develop and influence conservation and public policy outcomes that advance the Conservancy’s mission. They manage and support the Ohio Government Relations team, identify, initiate, develop and lead conservation funding and policy opportunities across multiple jurisdictions, work with staff across The Nature Conservancy to advance TNC’s national and multi-state policy priorities, and ensure program compliance with local, state, and federal lobbying laws and regulations. They work with a diverse range of stakeholders, non-profit organizations, coalitions, elected officials, agencies, and business interests to build support for the organization’s conservation agenda and to advance key climate change and freshwater policy initiatives.
Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, business or related field and six years of experience directing legislative and issue campaigns, lobbying elected officials, and directing policy initiatives, building diverse coalitions across political and social divides, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Applicants must apply on-line by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 12, 2023 at To more easily locate the position, enter Ohio or the job ID 52847 in the keyword search.

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