The position will be responsible for the sound ecological stewardship and site-based research programs of two private conservation estates composed of ~20,000 acres in the Big Horn Mountains and foothills of Wyoming and ~11,000 acres of high mountain landscape located in the far northern plateau of the Maya Mountains of Belize. In a step-by-step process, the managing director will develop and implement management strategies, staffing, and scientific programs, and be responsible for:
- Managing local field staff operations at each site;
- Maintaining and improving infrastructure;
- Supervising research and monitoring projects;
- Coordinating activities with a variety of institutions and government agencies to ensure landscape-scale protection;
- Developing a wide range of management and research protocols, from fire management to public education programs and ecotourism, to a research station and museum in Belize;
- Managing and resolving potential issues, e.g. poaching, fee hunting, invasive weed control, and other threats to the integrity of the land.