Home Culture Daily Job Lead: Government-Relations Director The Nature Conservancy's Seattle office is currently seeking a government-relations director. By: Brandee Sanders Posted: Feb. 2 2012 12:50 AM 0 Thinkstock If you're passionate about preserving the environment and you have experience planning campaigns, the Nature Conservancy has an opportunity for you. Its Seattle office is currently seeking a government-relations director. The position entails planning and implementing comprehensive programs for the conservancy's Washington branch to further its mission. Responsibilities include developing and advancing government programs; advocating and lobbying for federal-priority policies and public funding for programs and projects; and researching, analyzing and preparing recommendations on state and federal public-policy issues. Other duties involve building and maintaining relationships with key federal-agency officials, supporting the Washington board of trustees and participating in ballot-initiative campaigns for conservation funding.