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Nature Foundation

Nature Foundation is a leading not-for-profit organisation that invests in conserving, restoring and protecting South Australian landscapes, flora and fauna.  It now protects more than 1.15 million hectares of South Australian terrestrial and wetland and is the third largest non-government conservation land manager in Australia.

Accountable to the CEO, the Science and Conservation Program Manager provides senior leadership in realising best-practice, systems and evidence-based nature conservation strategy and work programs as Nature Foundation grows its capacity, strategic partnerships, and nature conservation impact.  The position leads the provision of high-quality science and knowledge across all Nature Foundation programs to increase the quality and impact of organisational science and conservation programs.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • working with the Board, CEO, staff and Conservation Committee develop and implement strategic programs that deliver significant nature conservation outcomes;
  • developing partnerships that advance nature conservation on Nature Foundation lands and lands owned by others;
  • working collaboratively with First Nations peoples in the implementation of plans that deliver strong cultural and natural resource management outcomes;
  • growing income streams for the organisation from grants, partnerships and fee-for-service models;
  • supporting colleagues with personal and professional development in line with Nature Foundation’s mission.   

Applications are sought from candidates with proven capability in a leadership and management role who can demonstrate consultative and collaborative working behaviours in the delivery of organisational objectives. The ability to form successful and sustainable partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, consummate interpersonal and communications skills and high level strategic thinking capability will be vital for success in this position.Tertiary qualification in science, natural resources management, environmental management or similar is required.Post graduate studies will be well regarded.

This is a unique opportunity to join a worthy organisation making a difference to conservation in our State.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit

Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8827.

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