Director of Conservation Programs

Founded in 2010, Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that connects Latinos with partners and opportunities to improve their lives and create an equitable society. Ultimately, we establish bridges of access that provide a path for the development and rise of Latino leaders and elevates their voices in areas where we are underrepresented. Our core values are trust, dedicated, excellence, service to comunidad and versatility. While Washington, D.C. serves as our headquarters, employees work in a virtual environment.

HAF’s has been a leader in the engagement of Latinos in conservation. From the creation of national monuments and the protection of public lands to the focus on water, air and climate, HAF has worked to redefine the narrative of Latinos and conservation. Our Latino Conservation Week initiative was celebrated with more than 160 events in 2019 and initiative Por la Creacion Faith-based Initiative has engaged hundreds of Latino faith leaders throughout the country in conservation.


The Director of Conservation Programs is a full-time, remotely-based position that builds the program’s vision, manages the conservation team, and leads the pulse and direction of the program that serves as a model of excellence in community and data-driven environmental conservation. A vision that is community and data-driven must also be communicated in a way that can strategically intersect and/or collaborate with the broader conservation movement and attract strong funding resources.


Lead, Manage and Accountability

  • Leads the programs weekly Level 10 meetings
  • Oversees program team and is accountable for team performance
  • Establish consistent communications with HAF teams to ensure cross-communications of activities, leverage thought leadership, solve problems, and support the success of the program.

Program Strategy

  • Establishes the vision and framework for the conservation program
  • Identifies new and program expansion opportunities
  • Ensures consistency and alignment with organization

Key Partner Relationships

  • Understands community and HAF networks as it relates to conservation
  • Leads engagement of community members not traditionally engaged in conservation
  • Serves as the face of the program with key stakeholders via networking, events, meetings, and conferences
  • Identifies partnership opportunities

Program Budget & Implementation

  • Leads executions of existing conservation programs and initiatives
  • Manages budget creation and adherence of program to organizational and project budget
  • Forecast and adjust budgets as needed to achieve maximum outcomes

Supports Fundraising

  • Serves as the main contact with funders for check-ins, reporting and expanding programs.
  • Provides content and strategy to development department in the creation of proposals.
  • Identifies funding opportunities
  • Assists in reporting process


  • BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.
  • 4 years experience in the environmental or nonprofit industry that includes grassroots organizing, media relations, and campaign planning and implementation.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence working with and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets.
  • Experience managing projects including project design, financial management, and accountability for outcomes.
  • Experience creating partnerships with conservation colleagues, agencies, and communities.
  • Experience manipulating, analyzing and interpreting statistical or environmental data.
  • Experience fundraising and/or writing grants and research proposals.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Ability and willingness to work in a virtual environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time


  • Ability to engage in a wide range of conservation issues, analyze complex problems, rapidly build personal/team expertise on new issues, and develop strategic responses or solutions.
  • Knowledge of species and ecosystems of the western US and familiarity with regional conservation issues.
  • Strong familiarity with and understanding of climate change and its impacts on species, ecosystems, and people.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively across teams and disciplines with a wide range of partners.
  • General understanding of environmental policy, laws and regulations as they relate to natural resource management.
  • Experience in fundraising that includes writing proposals for and interacting with private donors and foundations.


The location of this position is flexible, however, Washington DC metro area is preferred.


The salary range for this position is $60,00-$75,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. Hispanic Access Foundation offers full-time employees a generous benefits package that includes health, and dental; generous paid vacation plus paid holidays, and a retirement plan with employer match.  


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Hispanic Access Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Us

HAF improves the lives of Hispanics in the United States and promotes civic engagement by educating, motivating and helping them access trustworthy support systems.

Phone: (202) 640-4342

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