Announcements > Job Opening: Director of Operations - Conservation Science Partners

Conservation Science Partners (CSP; is seeking its first Director of Operations to help manage and coordinate the work of 25+ creative conservation biologists, ecologists, and data scientists implementing 50+ science-driven projects across the US and internationally.

CSP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit scientific collective. Our mission is to apply human ingenuity to the preservation of species, populations, and ecosystems using scientific principles, innovative approaches, and lasting partnerships with conservation practitioners.

The Director of Operations position focuses on day-to-day development and management of workflows, complex budgets, and timelines; initial supervision of up to 3 members of the administrative staff; organizational support for internal learning, growth, and evolution of a research organization spanning topics and sectors of society, demanding a keen ability to see linkages across projects; oversight and refinement of financial, data management, and quality control best practices; and promotion of a culture of diversity, creativity, innovation, and experimentation.

The position requires at least 5 years of experience in operations, budgeting, program management, and team leadership in one or more contexts (e.g. nonprofit, academic, government, tribal, or private sectors). Experience in applied research, ecology or natural resources is preferred. A graduate degree in business or non-profit management, natural or social sciences, or interdisciplinary environmental sciences is strongly preferred. Candidates with a bachelor's degree plus experience substantially exceeding the required minimum may be considered.

Priority will be given to complete applications received by June 1st, 2018.

Location: We strongly prefer the DO to be based at one of our offices in Truckee, CA or Fort Collins, CO. Other locations in the United States may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Compensation: The DO salary range is $80,000-$100,000 depending on experience. We offer a comprehensive group medical, dental, and vision insurance package, as well as retirement benefits. There may be professional growth and advancement potential for the DO as CSP grows and develops.

How to apply: If you are interested in the DO position, please e-mail a cover letter explaining how your goals, skills, and background fit the core responsibilities of the role; the names and contact information of at least three relevant professional references; and your CV to:

Please see attached position announcement for additional details.