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Alaska

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California

Executive Director, Tejon Ranch Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Tejon Ranch Conservancy seeks a mission-focused, dedicated, and innovative Executive Director to lead the Conservancy to its next level of financial, programmatic, and organizational success. The successful candidate will provide outstanding organizational leadership and work in collaborative partnership with staff, board, and other critical community stakeholders. S/he will be a strategic leader in implementing the Ranch-wide Agreement and executing sustainable and forward-looking conservation programs and public access activities. The ideal candidate is an excellent manager and an accomplished fundraiser familiar with land trust practices. Flexible location, but Los Angeles area preferred. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/14)

Deputy Director Parks & Recreation, County of Santa Clara
Deadline: April 24, 2015

The Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation is one of two executive leadership positions responsible for assisting the Director in planning, supervising and administering the activities of the County Park system. The Deputy Directors report to the Director of Parks and Recreation and act as department head in the Director’s absence.

This Deputy Director will be responsible for assisting the Director in ensuring that the Department meets the regional recreation, trail and natural area needs of the public by achieving the vision for the parks system, through the acquisition, planning, and development of quality park facilities. Specifically, this Deputy Director will be responsible for providing leadership in the management of the park planning, real estate and construction services divisions; including acquisition, property management, planning, and capital development for the Regional Park system. This Deputy Director also oversees the staff responsible for the department’s natural resource management, business and administrative services, including the online reservation system for use of picnic sites, event venues, and meeting facilities, budget preparation, accounting, and other related administrative functions such as departmental systems and functions related to employee recruitment, selection and training. The salary is $134,212 - $172,172 annually, DOQ

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Carrillo, Executive Services (408) 299-5897.Apply online here. (posted 3/27)

Development and Outreach Manager, Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County
Deadline: May 1, 2015

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is pleased to announce a job opening for the position of Development & Outreach Manager. The Development & Outreach Manager oversees the planning and execution of the fundraising and community development related activities of The Land Conservancy. The Development & Outreach Manager responsibilities are to: (1) Maintain ongoing private donor funding and annual membership while developing new sources of funding; (2) Strengthen and nurture the donor base; (3) Maintain orderly fundraising records and related policies; (4) Promote positive community partnerships and media coverage; (5) Manage events, volunteers and community outreach activities; (6) Work with staff, Executive Director and Board Trustees on fundraising campaigns, training and program initiatives; and (7) Champion The Land Conservancy’s mission of protecting and restoring local lands. The Development and Outreach Manager will report directly to the Executive Director, and works closely with the Marketing and Design Manager and the Major Gifts Officer. This position is full time, 5 days per week, 32 to 36 hours per week. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/23)

Grants Officer, Peninsula Open Space Trust
Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Grants Officer plans and implements programs to raise funds from foundation, corporate and government sources as part of POST’s mission to protect and care for open  space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. This position has responsibility  for the solicitation, stewardship, and tracking of these sources of support.

This position works with the Vice President for Advancement to raise approximately $2  million to $10 million per year from private foundation and corporate funding sources  and with the VP Land Transactions (and other land team members) to secure public  funding for land projects.

Applicants should have three to five years of grant writing experience and fulfill other requirements fully described in our job posting. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 3/13)

Senior Conservation Project Manager, Pacific Forest Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) has a rare opening for a seasoned professional to join our exemplary working forest conservation and stewardship team. PFT holds 26 conservation easements protecting over 80,000 acres and many significant projects in the pipeline. We have pioneered and advanced the quality of working forest conservation in California, Oregon and across the nation through creative partnerships with landowners, public agencies and communities.

We seek a successful, detail-oriented manager and skilled negotiator with a proven track record of high quality conservation projects who knows how to develop, appraise and fund projects. The right candidate understands natural forest landscapes, but also sees the importance of balancing “working” and “wild." She/he is nimble, resourceful, forest-management savvy; works well with landowners, key funders, and agency stakeholders; and knows what it takes to manage complex projects from start to finish. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/6)

Executive Director, Sanctuary Forest, Inc.
Deadline: April 25, 2015

Sanctuary Forest, a land trust based in Whitethorn,California seeks applicants for the position of Executive Director (32 hrs/week). View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/27)

Development Director, Coastside Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Coastside Land Trust (CLT) is seeking a part-time Development Director for its Half Moon Bay, California, office. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the CLT Development Committee to implement of all aspects of the Coastside Land Trust’s fundraising efforts, including, but not limited to securing individual, corporate and foundation support for the CLT’s ongoing operations and capital projects. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/25)

 

Colorado

Development Associate, Colorado Open Lands
Deadline: April 30, 2015

If you love Colorado – its majestic landscapes, delicious local food, critical headwaters, abundant wildlife, and iconic western heritage – join Colorado Open Lands as we work towards our mission of protecting these Colorado treasures. Colorado Open Lands is searching for a Development Associate who will work with the CEO, Director of Development, and Director of Communications to deliver the financial resources needed to accomplish our organization’s bold conservation goals.

Colorado Open Lands’ Development Program supports a diverse array of fundraising strategies including events, appeal campaigns, major gifts, giving societies, foundations, planned giving, and workplace giving. We are looking for a candidate that will complement and strengthen our team. The Associate will primarily be responsible for database management, donor communications and research, event management, foundation support, and workplace giving. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/25)

Development Director, Palmer Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director manages all aspects of Palmer Land Trust's (PLT) development program. Responsible for building, engaging, and retaining a growing individual donor base that provides annual support to advance the organization’s work and builds public will for land/water conservation. Exceptional planning, organizational, and management skills required. Technical skills include ability to manage a robust constituent database; track, analyze, and plan around various giving trends; and chart courses for the organization based on those trends and the candidate’s general knowledge of member/donor development. Strong writing skills required in order to develop high-quality print and electronic publications, annual reports, appeals, and web and social media content. Lead a comprehensive development program, develop and implement plans, and make quick, on-the-ground adjustments to capitalize on unique opportunities as circumstances warrant. Secure gifts from individuals and businesses through direct, in-person solicitations. Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills required. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/6)

 

Connecticut

Conservation Easement Manager
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust is the largest land conservation organization in Connecticut. Currently they have an opportunity for a Conservation Easement Manager. The Easement Manager is instrumental in ensuring Weantinoge’s longterm success by working with the Director of Land Conservation and other staff to manage the conservation easement program which includes: monitoring 175 conservation easement properties, meeting with landowners, and developing responses to field issues and landowner requests. The Conservation Easement Manager is often the primary point of contact for Weantinoge’s easement landowners, and s/he will grow the organization by helping to maintain and create strong, lasting relationships with this core constituency.

The Conservation Easement Manager will also assist with outreach to NGO partners, preserve management and maintenance, organization-wide GIS implementation, and development of relationships with land trust members and supporters. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/20)

Conservation Program Supervisor: Greenwich Land Trust Youth Corps, Greenwich Land Trust
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Temporary 10-week position with the Greenwich Land Trust from June 15 to August 21, 2015 hourly wage of $16; 8-hour workday; no additional benefits. Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed).
The Greenwich Land Trust Youth Corps provides fourteen young people (aged 15+) with a first paid "real job" that develops work skills, deepens their understanding of conservation issues, serves their community, and provides a springboard to careers in environmental-related fields. The Conservation Program Supervisor will work with GLT stewardship staff in developing a detailed program plan and preparing work projects for youth participants. During the core eight weeks of the program, they will direct work projects, contribute related educational content, and coordinate any outside experts. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/31)

Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

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Hawaii

Kaua'i Island Director, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) seeks a full-time Kauaʻi Island Director. HILT is a nationally accredited non-profit land trust with a mission to protect the lands in Hawaiʻi that will sustain us for current and future generations. The Kauaʻi Island Director is HILT’s organizational representative to the Kauaʻi Island community. This position is responsible for managing, cultivating, and strengthening relationships within the community and transforming those relationships into more donors, land conservation transactions, volunteers, and long-term advocates for HILT. Candidates must be ethical, hard-working and positive, passionate about land conservation, have applicable work experience and knowledge of the Kauaʻi Island landscape and community, and should have at least a Bachelor’s degree. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/7)


Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

Director of Development, Penobscot East Resource Center
Deadline: April 20, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. ET

Penobscot East Resource Center, a 12-year old non-profit organization located in Stonington, Maine seeks a passionate, hands-on, full-time Director of Development (DD) to manage a growing fundraising program to support PERC’s ambitious agenda. The DD will have primary responsibility for existing and new fundraising programs that will include, but not necessarily be limited to, major individual gifts, annual appeals, foundation funding, government grants, special events, corporate funding and capital campaigns. The position requires a respect for and/or experience with fishermen, fishing communities of eastern Maine or similar culture. Seeking either a development professional with an aptitude for our mission or fisheries experience with an aptitude for development. Salary commensurate with experience. Position located in Maine, not required to live in Stonington. To apply send resume (including three professional references with contact info) and cover letter by email no later than Monday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Maryland

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Massachusetts

Stewardship & Education Manager, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (LP&CT) is a private, nonprofit land trust operating within the City of Lowell, MA. The position of Education & Stewardship Manager encompasses duties that relate to our membership, land protection, and education programs.

Education Programs: Coordination of youth and adult environmental education programs. Youth education is primarily offered after-school; adult education includes coordination of seasonal programs.

Membership/Operations: Coordinate and process all membership mailings, Constant Contact e-news, social media, and special event mailings. Volunteer coordination. Stewardship/Land Protection – Monitor and manage land trust properties and those in which we have a vested interest (including the Concord River Greenway); work proactively to protect high priority parcels within Lowell. Other responsibilities include coordination of lock tenders for seasonal whitewater rafting (April/May), the restoration and maintenance of the historic Spalding House (c.1760), and other program needs as they arise.

Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management/environmental studies/education or a field related to the position. Plus one to three years of related or transferable experience with a similar nonprofit. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/14)

Stewardship Program Manager, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, an accredited land trust in Athol, MA, seeks a land management professional to manage its Stewardship Program. S/he is responsible for monitoring and enforcing conservation restrictions on 6,250 acres of private land and management of 1,400 acres owned by Mount Grace. S/he works cooperatively with the land protection staff on new conservation projects and supervises one MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator. With the goal of building public support, s/he builds and supports a volunteer land steward program and collaborates with the Community Engagement Program on volunteer stewardship projects and community engagement/education events. The Stewardship Program Manager reports to the Deputy Director.

Send cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment by email. Please tell us about your personal land ethic, demonstrated ability to work with volunteers, and technical skills that make you qualified for this position. (posted 4/9)

Stewardship Program Manager, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, and Accredited Land Trust in Athol MA, seeks a land management professional to manage its Stewardship Program. S/he is responsible for monitoring and enforcing conservation restrictions on 6,250 acres of private land, and management of 1,400 acres owned by Mount Grace. S/he works cooperatively with the land protection staff on new conservation projects, and supervises one MassLIFT AmeriCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator. With the goal of building public support s/he builds and supports a volunteer land steward program, and collaborates with the Community Engagement Program on volunteer stewardship projects and community engagement/education events. The Stewardship Program Manager reports to the Deputy Director. Send cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment by email. Please tell us about your personal land ethic, demonstrated ability to work with volunteers and technical skills that make you qualified for this position. (posted 3/6)

 

Michigan

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Minnesota

Director of Land Protection, Minnesota Land Trust
Deadline: April 24, 2015

This is your opportunity to work in the land of 10,000 lakes...the state that values conservation so much that our citizens voted to tax themselves to support even more investment in our prairies, lakes, forests and trails.

At our statewide accredited land trust, you will be responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s conservation real estate projects throughout the state, with a particular emphasis on implementing conservation easement programs. You will provide leadership and management for Minnesota Land Trust’s land protection team to ensure that all strategic goals are met. You will work collaboratively with national, regional, and local organizations to implement best practices, and position the organization as a leader in land protection.

Send cover letter and resume combined into one PDF by email. View the complete position description. (posted 3/26)

 

Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

Director of Major Gifts, The Vital Ground Foundation
Deadline: open until filled

The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for advancing The Vital Ground Foundation’s individual philanthropic programs to support general operations, conservation projects and long-term organizational growth; and engaging and supporting the Board of Trustees, Development Committee and other volunteers in their philanthropic efforts.

Vital Ground is a charitable, nonprofit wildlife conservation organization based in Missoula, Montana. Operating as an accredited land trust, Vital Ground works to ensure the recovery and long-term survival of grizzly bears, together with the many native species that share their range, through the protection and restoration of core habitats and landscape linkages.

Since its founding in 1990, Vital Ground has helped to protect and enhance nearly 600,000 acres of habitat crucial to grizzly bears and other wildlife in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia. A detailed position description is available upon request by email. (posted 4/14)

Executive Director, Prickly Pear Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Located in Helena, Montana, Prickly Pear Land Trust (PPLT) is seeking a mission-focused, engaging and visionary leader to build on momentum within the organization and the greater community, taking PPLT to the next level of programmatic, organizational and financial success. PPLT’s executive director will possess the right mix of experience in fundraising; organizational and nonprofit management; community outreach and engagement; project coordination with government, private and nonprofit funders and partners; and land protection through acquisition, conservation easement, or other cooperative means. The executive director is responsible for implementing PPLT’s strategic direction and ensuring the continued excellence of its open lands, trails and private land conservation programs. The executive director will manage a staff of six employees, a budget over $500,000 and work closely with a 15-member board of directors. View complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/12)

 

Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

Development Director, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
Deadline: open until filled

The primary responsibility of this part-time position is to oversee fundraising by establishing a comprehensive structure for effective fundraising to insure Moose Mountains Regional Greenways' (MMRG) long-term success as a local land trust. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/24)

 

New Jersey

NamoLand Trust or Organization
Hunterdon Land Trust
Position Title
Administrator
Position Description
The Administrator reports directly to the Executive Director and plays a critical role in supporting staff and general office management for the organization. The part time position is expected to be approximately 20-24 hours/week. Responsibilities include general office management and administration, staff support, and management of technical resources. Previous experience with a board of trustees and volunteer coordination is preferred. Required skills include the Office Suite, and experience with Donor Perfect Database is very desirable. Please submit resume and cover letter to info@hunterdonlandtrust.org. Complete job description can be found at www.hunterdonlandtrust.org.

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New Mexico

Conservation Intern, New Mexico Land Conservancy
Deadline: April 17, 2015

New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) seeks a qualified and motivated individual to assist with stewardship, land conservation, outreach and fundraising activities. NMLC has a primary focus on conservation of large landscapes, including natural habitat and working farms and ranches. The primary duties of the Conservation Intern will be conservation easement monitoring and reporting, but the intern will also gain exposure to numerous other aspects of land trust and nonprofit operations. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/17)

Land Protection Project Manager, New Mexico Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The New Mexico Land Conservancy, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks a qualified and motivated individual to provide technical expertise, leadership and support to the organization’s Conservation Program. The Land Protection Project Manager will work to protect land and water across New Mexico with a primary focus on southern New Mexico. The Project Manager will be responsible for conservation planning, outreach, fundraising, and policy work, with a special emphasis on conservation easement and fee title acquisitions and land transfer transactions. The individual in this position will report to the Conservation Director, work closely with the Executive Director and other staff, but will initially supervise no staff. View the complete position and application instructions. (updated 3/17)

 

New York

Associate Counsel, Open Space Institute, Inc.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Associate Counsel represents the Open Space Institute, Inc. and its related entities (“OSI”) in a variety of legal matters, including handling complex real estate and other land conservation transactions, advising OSI on matters of the law of tax-exempt organizations, working with outside counsel in handling litigation and other matters. As a member of the Legal Department, the Associate Counsel reports to the General Counsel, and works under the direction of both the General Counsel and the Associate General Counsel. The position is located in New York City. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/8)

Stewardship Program Manager, Adirondack Land Trust
Deadline: April 27, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET

The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and its partner organization the Adirondack Land Trust, seek an experienced Manager to lead our stewardship programs, including oversight of stewardship of more than 70 conservation easements and 13 preserves. The Manager will oversee all of the organizations’ stewardship activities, including annual easement and fee land monitoring and ongoing stewardship, recordkeeping, coordinating community support, maintaining preserves, and leading all stewardship partner relationships. The Manager will supervise stewardship staff and volunteers, and work with the Boards’ Stewardship Committees. We seek an organized team player with excellent communication, problem-solving and analytical skills; conservation easement stewardship experience is required. This position is based out of our office in Keene Valley, New York, in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks. View the full position description and application information (job id# 43008). Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET, April 27, 2015, and must be made online. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (posted 4/8)

Senior Land Project Manager, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Deadline: May 1, 2105

Scenic Hudson seeks a seasoned professional to initiate and manage the successful completion of land conservation transactions, with a focus on farmland. Minimum of three years of professional experience and bachelor’s degree in related field required, land conservation background preferred. Ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of completing complex real estate transactions, applying innovative conservation finance and land use planning principles. Strong entrepreneurial, communication skills, flexibility, attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team required, GIS skills desirable. Must be willing to travel throughout the Hudson Valley and attend occasional evening meetings. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/6)

Agricultural Program Conservation Planner, Watershed Agricultural Council
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Watershed Agricultural Council seeks an Agricultural Program Conservation Planner responsible for the development of Whole Farm Plans (WFP), maintenance and monitoring of existing WFPs, implementation of conservation practices within the West of Hudson (WoH) Catskill/Delaware Watershed region. Qualifications: BS in agronomy, environmental science, agriculture, natural resource management or related. AS in similar field of study and at least two years relevant field experience considered; Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Certified Nutrient Management Planner (CNMP) certification preferred. Applicants in the process of receiving this certification may be considered; NRCS Conservation Planner certification and CNMP experience highly considered; as well as additional requirements detailed in the position description. Salary: low $50s. Send cover letter and resume to Amy Faulkner, WAC at 33195 State Highway 10, Walton, NY 13856 or by email. EOE. (posted 3/31)

Stewardship Coordinator, Champlain Area Trails
Deadline: May 15, 2015

The Stewardship Coordinator will create and maintain hiking/skiing trails, monitor conservation easements, manage fee properties, recruit and work with volunteers, coordinate outdoor education, interact with landowners, and participate in community affairs. Will be supervised by the executive director. This is a full-time position.

Qualifications/preferences:

  • Trail and land management skills (orienting, carpentry, working the land, planning, mapping).
  • Experienced with using hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Able to read and interpret surveys and topographical maps.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills..
  • Map-making abilities using appropriate technology strongly preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a good driving record.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, social media, GIS technology (preferred).

View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/27)

Coordinator of Education & Outreach, Thousand Islands Land Trust
Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Coordinator of Education and Outreach is responsible for the development and implementation of education programs and outreach under the direction of the Executive Director. The Coordinator assists in carrying out education and outreach programs adhering to high professional standards, in particular Land Trust Standards and Practices. Outreach and education performed by the Coordinator is designed to build support for land conservation and assemble a cadre of environmental advocates for generations to come. Specifically, the Coordinator assists the Executive Director in developing and leading education and membership programs for adults and children, while maintaining contact with the public through press releases, media outlets and Thousand Islands Land Trust activities. The Coordinator of Education & Outreach is a year-round, full-time, paid position. Tentative start date is May 1. This position is exempt and is appointed by and reports to the Executive Director. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 3/17)

New York State Director of Philanthropy, Trust for Public Land
Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Trust for Public Land is seeking a New York State Director of Philanthropy. With over 30 offices nationwide, Trust for Public Land is responsible for building more than 5,200 parks and conservation projects and protecting more than three million acres of land throughout the US. The New York State Director of Philanthropy will oversee all fundraising activities in the state, with an emphasis on identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual and foundation donors. The New York State Director of Philanthropy leads a robust fundraising program that includes establishing annual and long-range fundraising goals, securing gifts to support the organization’s initiatives at local, state and national levels. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Minimum eight years of fundraising experience, ability to solicit five-to-six figure gifts from individuals, family foundations and/or corporations. View the complete position description. Send applications to Debbie Farrell by email (include “TPL State Dir. of Philanthropy” in the subject line). (posted 3/16)

Executive Director, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), a nonprofit to help restore and revitalize the Jamaica Bay and Rockaway parks, seeks an Executive Director. The Conservancy, a partnership between the private sector, National Park Service, and NYC, develops, implements, advocates and fundraises for programs and projects for the restoration and revitalization of the parks. JBRPC seeks an Executive Director who will be a skilled leader and serve as the lead spokesperson, fundraiser, strategic planner, and chief executive managing the organization and its programming. Position is an exciting opportunity for high-energy, entrepreneurial self-starter to play a transformative role in the future fabric of NYC and parks nationally. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Executive-level experience in operational management in private, government, or nonprofit sector with significant administration, financial, fundraising responsibilities. View the complete position description. Send applications to Jack Lusk or Anne McCarthy by email (put “Jamaica Bay ED” in subject line). (posted 3/6)

 

North Carolina

Director of Conservation and Stewardship, Triangle Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Conservation and Stewardship. The Director of Conservation and Stewardship will work closely with the Executive Director and Conservation and Stewardship staff to implement TLC’s strategic goals and to further refine and build our work. Responsibilities include leading a team of field and office-based staff, overseeing the identification of strategic conservation priorities, and managing the process to ensure that all TLC projects are completed according to Land Trust standards, policies and procedures. The Director of Conservation and Stewardship will also oversee TLC’s stewardship of 4,500 acres of fee owned land and will have an important role in working with community groups, landowners and other partners. Applications will be reviewed starting May 1, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/9)

Director of Finance and Administration, Triangle Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

Triangle Land Conservancy is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Finance and Administration. The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for operations, finances and administrative systems, including financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting; internal controls, systems and operations; investment oversight and reporting; vendor and service provider relationship management; human resource management; and supervision of finance and operations department staff. The position reports to the Executive Director of TLC, and entails significant reporting responsibility to, and interaction with, TLC’s Board of Directors and its Finance & Investment Committee. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/1)

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Member, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Deadline: May 22, 2015

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 32 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of western North Carolina. The program places members in service with one of 17 host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. Each member will serve 1,700 hours during an 11 month term, from September 2015 through July 2016. Member activities include volunteer engagement, conservation education and outreach, creation/improvement of public trails, lands and rivers, disaster services and capacity building. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/31)

Director of Development, Blue Ridge Conservancy
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) is a successful, nationally accredited land trust located in Boone, North Carolina. BRC has protected more than 18,000 acres in seven counties in northwestern North Carolina. The Director of Development will be responsible for raising funds for operations, special projects, campaigns, stewardship endowments and other conservation initiatives. Boone is a progressive university community surrounded by beautiful mountains offering a host of recreational opportunities. View the complete description and application instructions. (posted 3/23)

Donor Database Manager, Triangle Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

Triangle Land Conservancy seeks candidates for the position of Donor Database Manager. The Donor Database Manager reports to the Director of Development to assist with implementation of best practices for the management of TLC’s Raiser’s Edge donor and volunteer database including the assurance of data integrity, data extraction, report customization and analysis. The Donor Database Manager has primary responsibility for maintaining TLC’s Raiser’s Edge database to ensure accurate, appropriate and timely gift processing, gift acknowledgment, gift reporting and reconciliation, and relevant donor and donor prospect tracking. Applications will be reviewed starting March 30 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/16)

 

North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

Community Forester - Pittsburgh, PA, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Deadline: May 7, 2015

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy an opportunity for a newly graduated forester who is interested in both the technical and community aspects of urban forestry initiatives. Will provide technical and project management support and event coordination for WPC’s Community Forestry Program throughout western Pennsylvania and for the TreeVitalize Pittsburgh project, a significant tree-planting initiative in Allegheny County. Requirements: BS in Forestry, one year of experience or academic equivalent, proficiency with ArcView, ArcGIS, and ArcInfo, and MS Office. Possess International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) Arborist Certification, or be willing to obtain certification within the first three months of employment. Evening and weekend work is involved. This is a one-year, full-time, benefit-eligible position. Further employment beyond one year will be dependent on projects and funding. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and salary expectations by email (list Forester in the subject line).

Land Conservation Associate Planner, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Accredited land trust seeks professional for Land Conservation Program to assist with conservation easement and trail easement transactions and land acquisitions. Duties include: preparing property baseline reports; conducting property and resource assessments; coordinating appraisals, surveys and other consultant work; assisting staff with easement stewardship; working with other land trusts and government agencies; writing articles for publications. A Bachelor’s degree in geography, environmental science, ecology, land planning organizational studies, or related field and 3-5 years related professional experience required. Must effectively manage and coordinate numerous projects simultaneously and under pressure, have strong personal initiative and organizational skills, and demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Maintains institutional compliance with land trust accreditation Standards and Practices.

Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office computer programs, including MS Word, Outlook, Access, and Excel; familiarity with GIS software desired. Must be comfortable working outdoors in natural condition and attendance at occasional night meetings is expected. Competitive salary and benefits. EOE.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to: Connie Scholz, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, P.O. Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 or apply by email. (posted 4/3)

Crow's Nest Summer Internship in Environmental Education, Natural Lands Trust, Inc.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Crow’s Nest Preserve encompasses 600 acres of beautiful protected lands along French Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The preserve holds a nature-themed day camp for kids, grades 1 – 8. The mission of the camp is to bring together a group of children of diverse backgrounds: to enjoy the outdoor world so that they will want to protect it; to increase their respect for the natural world; and to value diversity in nature and in people. The intern will assist with all aspects of camp, including planning, setup, clean-up and leading activities with kids. The internship will pay $10.50 per hour for 37.5 hours/week from June 8, 2015 through August 7, 2015. Low cost rental accommodations are available near the preserve within a walkable/bike-able distance. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/25)

Municipal Assistance Program Intern, Brandywine Conservancy
Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Brandywine Conservancy announces the availability of an internship with its Municipal Assistance Program (MAP). The MAP Intern will assist our staff of nine in a variety of projects and tasks related to local land planning and conservation, trail planning, mapping, and database creation. Applicants should have an academic background in land planning, architecture, geography, or natural sciences. He or she should be well- organized and able to work jointly or independently with a positive, energetic attitude.

Duties:

  • Assist with GIS mapping and outreach for a trail feasibility study
  • Categorize, organize, and create a database for photographs
  • Contribute to the Reforestation Campaign as needed
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned
  • Contribute to MAP projects and publications as assigned

Minimum requirements:

  • Knowledge of land planning and land conservation
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Graphic Design, and/or Database skills desired
  • Good writing skills
  • Proficiency with a digital camera and a good eye for publishable photos
  • Access to a reliable personal vehicle required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required

The internship will last approximately ten weeks, beginning in May or June, and will be compensated at the rate of $10 an hour. Housing is not available. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three examples of photographs, and two references by email. Please include “Summer Internship” in the subject line. (posted 3/24)

President & CEO, North American Land Trust
Deadline: May 11, 2015

We seek an accomplished leader who demonstrates keen understanding of mission and a passion for the singularly distinctive purpose of the Trust. This person must be ready to join with the Board and staff to lead North American Land Trust (NALT) in pursuing aggressive goals in land conservation management, limited land development and natural habitat preservation.

We seek a person with exceptional interpersonal skills and intellect demonstrated by successful interactions with landowners, engineers, conservation biologists, foresters, tax lawyers, landscape architects and real estate developers. An ability to articulate the mission of NALT to a variety of constituents is a key attribute we seek particularly related to the ability to solicit contributions from major donors. Frequent travel is expected primarily in the East and Southeast regions. Learn more about NALT.

View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/6)

Budget Manager, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
Deadline: June 1, 2015

The Brandywine Conservancy, a program of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, seeks a detail-oriented, energetic and committed individual to serve as Budget Manager. The Conservancy has permanently protected more than 62,000 acres of land in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Castle County, Delaware. Its professional staff also provides technical assistance, GIS mapping, and planning services to municipal and other governmental entities. Reporting to the Director of the Conservancy, and serving as a member of the Management Team, this individual is the primary advisor to the Director on financial and budgetary matters at the Conservancy.

The individual manages billable and grant financial reporting for individual clients and grantors including detailed tracking, preparation of monthly invoices and financial reports and assists project managers with expenditures and incomes related to approved budgets. The Budget Manager prepares and administers the Conservancy’s budget in coordination with others. The position works directly with the Finance and Administration, Development, and Facilities departments of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.

If you have excellent communications and budget management skills, the right experience and a genuine enthusiasm for our mission, you may be the ideal candidate for this outstanding opportunity. Applicants must have five or more years of relevant experience and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a preferred concentration in Accounting. The position requires exceptional organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Experience with time-tracking and billing software, relational databases, and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Software suite are also required. Please send a cover letter and resume by email. (posted 2/27)

 

Rhode Island

No listings this week.


South Carolina

Field Representative, Lowcountry Open Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Field Representative position is critical to the successful and efficient function of the Land Trust’s Conservation Division. The position is instrumental in ensuring the Land Trust’s long-¬‐  term success by enabling the Conservation Team to build and maintain strong relationships with the Land Trust’s core stakeholders – private landowners. This is an opportunity to play a key role in our organization, through management of conservation acquisitions under the Land Trust’s Land Protection Program, with a targeted and strategic focus on the ACE Basin and South Lowcountry (SOLO) Focus Areas. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/7)

GIS Project Manager, Spartanburg Area Conservancy
Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Spartanburg Area Conservancy seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial GIS project manager. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and must be able to call people on the phone and go out into the field and talk to people. Grant writing skills a must. Agricultural, farming por planning background preferred. To apply send resume and cover letter by email. (posted 3/23)

    South Dakota

    No listings this week.

     

    Tennessee

    Mid South Regional Parks and Greenways Coordinator, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation
    Deadline: April 24, 2015

    The Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation (TennGreen) is a statewide 501(c)(3) conservation organization dedicated to preserving Tennessee’s natural treasures including waterfalls, bluffs, green spaces, working farms and forests and wildlife areas. In collaboration with the Mid-South Regional Greenways, we are seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) coordinator dedicated to land conservation in West Tennessee.

    The Coordinator for the Mid South Regional Parks and Greenways (thirty-three member alliance, including regional NGOs, planning and design firms, governmental organizations and municipalities) will work with the Mid-South Regional Greenways Steering Committee (75%) to help coordinate and implement the Mid-South Regional Greenprint, a comprehensive conservation planning tool, to include parks, greenways, trails and open space that supports connectivity of the Mid-South Region’s natural systems.(The Mid-South Region consists of Crittenden County, AR; DeSoto County, MS; Shelby County, TN; and Fayette County, TN.) The remaining time (25%) will be devoted to land conservation and education in the greater West Tennessee region (west of the Tennessee River) on conservation easements, fee simple acquisitions, and other conservation tools for the TennGreen. Additionally, the Coordinator will co-staff an annual Fall Fling for TennGreen.

    Knowledge and experience requirements:

    • Ability to relate well and establish rapport with diverse audiences.
    • Knowledge and/or experience with GIS/mapping desired, but not required. Experience with real estate and/or conservation planning helpful, but not required.
    • Excellent communication, writing, and public speaking skills.
    • Strong organizational skills, with demonstrable attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines.
    • Knowledge of or ability to identify private and public funding sources.
    • Experience developing successful grant applications, include grant research and writing.
    • Ability to turn plan into reality.
    • Marketing and design experience.
    • Able to manage multiple projects.
    • Self-directed.
    • Fundraising Experience (desired).

    Flexible business hours will keep work hours to 37.5 hours per week average. Periodic evening and weekend events, and travel as required. Anticipated start date: June 15, 2015. To apply, send resume and cover letter by email. (posted 3/26)

     

    Texas

    Conservation Easement Administrator, Hill Country Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Conservation Easement Administrator (CE Administrator) is a part-time position, with a flexible schedule of 10-20 hours/week, with a maximum of 20 hours per week. The CE Administrator will coordinate activities related to conservation easement acquisition and stewardship management. All activities are to be conducted according to the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices and in compliance with Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT) policies and procedures. This position reports to the president and works closely with HCLT Executive Director and the Land and Easements and Stewardship Committee Chairpersons. To apply, send a resume to Mike Krueger, board president, by email or call 830-896-5981. (posted 3/17)


    Utah

    No listings this week.

     

    Vermont

    No listings this week.

     

    Virginia

    Easement Stewardship Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy
    Deadline: May 3, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET

    The Easement Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for managing the conservation easement compliance monitoring program for 200+ properties totaling over 80,000 acres in Virginia. The essential functions of this position include the following:

    • provide technical leadership and support to the Virginia Chapter by managing the statewide conservation easement compliance program;
    • provide leadership, training, and technical assistance regarding easement baseline documentation and annual monitoring to landscape programs, and ensure that baseline and annual monitoring reports are completed and reported in a timely manner;
    • work with landscape staff, landowners and TNC attorneys to resolve issues regarding easement compliance and violations; and
    • work with land management staff to conduct field work, serve on the prescribed fire team, and support other ecological management needs on Virginia Chapter preserves.

    View the complete position here (click "Search Careers" and search by the position title and/or location, then click "Apply Now"). (posted 4/14)

    Washington

    Accounting Assistant, Forterra
    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The Accounting Assistant performs a broad range of general accounting tasks, including processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank deposits and bank reconciliations. This position works closely with the Staff Accountant and Grants Compliance Officer. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 3/25)

    Receptionist/Senior Administrative Assistant, Forterra
    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The Receptionist/Senior Administrative Assistant is responsible for serving visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifying company personnel of visitor arrival; answering and directing incoming phone calls.

    This position is also responsible for providing administrative support to the Acting Vice President of Policy & Green Cities; the Acting Vice President of Conservation & Stewardship, and the Vice President of Marketing & External Affairs. This position requires outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to juggle multiple tasks, priorities and interests, and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external clients. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/25)

    Executive Director, Jefferson Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    Jefferson Land Trust, based in Port Townsend, Washington is seeking our next Executive Director. We require a seasoned and inspirational leader who embraces our mission of land conservation and who will excel in guiding the organization through the next level of its evolution. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/9)

    Operations Manager, Okanogan Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    Okanogan Land Trust is looking for the right candidate to grab operations by the horns and also bring unique skills to make this job his/her own. Base responsibilities include for the full-time, permanent position: office management, communications, bookkeeping/ financial management, HR, and general support of board and colleagues. Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered. This position is located in a remote, rural community in north central Washington with plenty of sunshine and outdoor recreation. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

     

    West Virginia

    Director of Landscape Conservation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Director of Landscape Conservation is a new senior position with overall responsibility for developing and directing a new Appalachian Trail large landscape conservation initiative. The Director will be responsible for; refining a strategic implementation plan, advancing collaborative partnerships with private and public agencies, fundraising, and building a campaign to protect priority geographic areas within the Appalachian Trail landscape. This position will report to the Senior Director of Conservation.View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/12)


    Wisconsin

    Membership and Communication Coordinator, Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
    Deadline: April 27, 2015

    Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust is seeking qualified applicants for to join our staff as the Membership and Communications Coordinator. This is a part-time position at 30 hours a week based at our office in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Membership and Communications Coordinator will provide administrative support and be responsible for database management, record-keeping, communications, meeting coordination, basic accounting and general office management. Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust offers a faced paced, energetic work environment. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 4/3)

     

    Wyoming

    Conservation Director, Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Conservation Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust’s conservation activity, utilizing a full range of conservation tools to achieve priority goals, through strategic partnerships, conservation easements and term conservation agreements, land acquisition, and land stewardship projects. The Conservation Director will develop strong working relationships with private landowners, business and community leaders, community organizations, public agencies and conservation groups to implement and finance these efforts. The position reports to the Executive Director. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

    Ranchland Project Director, Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Ranchland Project Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a Ranchland Succession Program, which will support the generational transfer of private lands in Wyoming. Focus will be on development and procurement of new tools and funding sources for conservation projects including the acquisition and transfer of agricultural property, estate planning, young and beginning farmer and rancher programs, term conservation agreements and purchased conservation easements. The position reports to the Executive Director. The position reports to the Executive Director. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

    Director of Development, Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Development Director will be responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of our fundraising activities, including the design and implementation of an annual fundraising plan and development budget (both income and expense) which aligns with the plan. The Annual Plan will be comprehensive and include an Annual Appeal, Major Gifts, Foundation Grants and Planned Giving. The Development Director will enhance the fundraising effectiveness and capabilities of all Board members, trustees, Executive Director and other staff and volunteers, in addition to initiating and completing independent fundraising activities. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

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