Job: Director – Freshwater Fish Conservation

Title Director – Freshwater Fish Conservation
Agency, Location National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Categories PhD
Job # 09852
End Date Until filled

The Keystone Initiatives are a centerpiece of the Foundation’s strategic plan and drive our work on some of the most important conservation issues in North America. The goal of the Keystone Initiatives is to create and implement a core portfolio of select, issue-specific programs that will achieve long-term impact with measurable outcomes. Keystone Directors work with program staff and evaluation scientists to create and implement programs that have the potential to influence conservation well beyond the Foundation’s own resources. The Keystone Director is expected to be a thought-leader in his/her field and strengthen the Foundation’s position as a leader in the conservation community. Keystone Directors are also expected to play a leadership role in securing federal and private funding for their programs.


The Foundation seeks an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a broad knowledge of the challenges facing freshwater ecosystems, fish conservation, large-scale and trans-boundary conservation issues. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable record as an innovator in his/her field and serve as a catalyst within the Foundation to create new combinations of people, processes, methodologies, and ideas that will expand successes in outcome-based conservation. The Foundation is particularly interested in individuals with expertise in one or more of the following issues: innovative watershed, stream, and river conservation (acquisition and restoration) techniques, ecosystem services, watershed conservation, and/or energy development impacts on fish and riverine habitats. The Freshwater Fish Director should have a Ph.D. background and thorough understanding of the cutting-edge issues in fish and freshwater conservation as well as the ability to raise funding. Please visit to view the complete job description.


To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, containing your cover letter, resume and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at below email