Climate Resilience Director, The Sonoran Institute

Job Type(s): Development, Programs / Services
Deadline: April 30, 2017 6:00 am
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The Director of Climate Resilience (DCR) leads program activities around the theme of climate resilience. These include directing Resilient Communities and Watersheds, a joint program with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy that addresses a fundamental lack of integration between land use planning and water management in response to drought and other climate impacts. The DCR also serves as an advisor to the Lincoln Institute’s newly established Water Center, co-located with our Phoenix office, and its initial program efforts focused in the Colorado River Basin. Lastly, the DCR is responsible for expanding the community “water resilience” toolbox for regulating growth and development, planning for extreme weather events, conserving and re-using water, and protecting and restoring watersheds. The DCR currently supervises a two-person team but is expected to grow their team through program development and fundraising. In this capacity, s/he will be expected to engage in donor cultivation and fundraising, serve as a spokesperson to the media, and represent the organization at various partner meetings, conferences and other public venues. The DCR also serves on the organization-wide Leadership Team, which provides input on organization-wide policies and practices. As a member of the Leadership Team, the DCR sets an example of leadership and professional behavior for their program
and the organization. The DCR reports to the Senior Director of Programs.