SCBNA Is Hiring! Apply to be our Director of Operations & Programs

SCBNA is hiring a Director of Operations & Programs (DOP)! This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to have an impact in strengthening the community of conservation scientists and practitioners in North America.

The DOP will work with the SCBNA board and volunteers to further our mission to advance the scientific study and conservation of biological diversity and to strengthen the community of conservation scientists and practitioners in North America. Essential functions and responsibilities include administrative, finance, conference and other programs management, governance, and outreach duties.

SCBNA is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2016, representing conservation professionals in North America. We are an affiliate and Region of the global Society for Conservation Biology and a founding member of the Diversity Joint Venture to increase diversity in the conservation field.

The DOP is primarily responsible for SCBNA’s administrative support and information and programs management, and supports the board of SCBNA, particularly the President and Treasurer, in their work. The DOP reports to the Board of Directors and is currently the sole full-time SCBNA employee, although there is part-time support and additional staff are anticipated as the organization grows. Therefore, the position allows substantial scope for individual initiative, but also requires a high level of self-directed organizational skills, a willingness to work within existing organizational mandates and to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals involved in SCBNA.

SCBNA is committed to increasing justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity both within the conservation field and in conservation efforts. A strong commitment to equity and inclusion and to advancing the field of conservation science is required for this position. Familiarity with the Society for Conservation Biology is highly desirable. The SCBNA DOP works remotely from home or a co-working facility of their choosing, but must be based in the US.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2023 and we will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.


  • Anticipated starting salary is $53,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience and flexible for the right candidate.