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Conservation Director

Reposted – April 26

We are excited to announce that Seatuck is seeking to hire its first-ever Conservation Director. Seatuck’s current conservation work includes advocacy, on-the-ground conservation projects, research and community science; it spans across Long Island and addresses a diverse range of issues, habitats and species. The conservation director is responsible for overseeing this work and implementing Seatuck’s conservation priorities as outlined in the organization’s strategic plan.

The conservation director will be a member of the Seatuck’s senior management team. They will play a major role in the future direction of the organization, including working with the executive director and the Board’s Conservation Committee to set conservation priorities and develop strategic plans.

The conservation director reports to the executive director and leads and supports the conservation staff, which currently numbers six full- and part-time advocates, scientists and technicians. They will coordinate the development of annual work plans for the conservation staff and work with the development team to identify and pursue grant and fundraising opportunities.

This conservation director will be one of the primary faces of Seatuck, representing the organization and its conservation work before the public, elected officials, governmental agencies and the press, as well as advancing and maintaining collaborative relationships with partner organizations. Leading Seatuck’s government relations efforts will be a central aspect of the director’s work.

The position is full-time, with options for remote work and flexibility. Regular travel across Long Island will be required to visit project sites, participate in field work, convene with partners, meet with officials, etc. Occasional off-island travel may also be necessary.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Master’s degree, or similar graduate degree, in a relevant discipline, such as conservation, biology, ecology, marine science or public policy
  • Ten years of relevant professional work experience and relevant subject-matter expertise in wildlife and ecological conservation, biodiversity science and/or environmental policy (Ph.D. or similar advanced degree could substitute for some experience)
  • Strong familiarity with the Long Island region and its diverse habitats and wildlife, as well as its layered governmental landscape and policy-making process
  • Demonstrated success in developing and advancing strategic plans, administering multiple projects, and partnering with outside organizations, businesses and government officials
  • Experience supervising, managing and working collaboratively with a professional team
  • Excellent leadership skills, with an ability to inspire a team and oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven collaboration and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with diverse people, funders, and partners to achieve lasting results
  • Demonstrated passion for Seatuck’s mission to conserve Long Island wildlife and the environment
  • Residency based in Nassau or Suffolk County

To apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] (with the “Conservation Director” in the subject line) by May 24. References will be requested of final candidates.



School Year Opportunities

Seatuck offers volunteer opportunities for college and high school students throughout the school year. These can be ongoing year- or semester-long arrangements, or short-term participation with various projects. For more information please reach out to [email protected].

Summer Internships

Seatuck hosts several college students each summer for a variety of internship opportunities.  These positions, which focus on different aspects of the organization’s work, are intended to last for 8 to 12 weeks, with interns working a weekly schedule that can vary depending on availability. Seatuck interns are tasked with substantive projects within their area of interest, but are also expected to wear multiple hats in contributing to the various work of the organization. 

All positions are unpaid, with the exception of the Laskowski Fellowship, which includes a small stipend. This internship is based at the South Shore Nature Center in East Islip and is focused on improving/maintaining a native pollinator garden (the Laskowski Garden), as well as serving as a public ambassador and assisting with Seatuck’s summer educational programming.

To apply for a summer internship, please send a letter of interest and a resume (late winter or early spring) to [email protected] with “Summer Internship” in the subject line. In the letter, please indicate your field(s) of interest.