Conservation Project Manager
Position: Conservation Project Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Classification: Full time, exempt
Location: Redding, CA
Deadline: November 6, 2015
Are you an energetic, detail-oriented project manager who’s passionate about land conservation in far northern California? Shasta Land Trust is a successful, growing organization seeking a motivated Conservation Project Manager to join our team. We’ve protected nearly 24,000 acres of working agricultural ranches, blue oak woodlands, fly fishing habitat, and recreational open space since 1998.
Summary of Position:
The Conservation Project Manager is responsible for managing land protection projects of the Shasta Land Trust (SLT), with a special emphasis on completing conservation easements for a suite of projects involving PG&E lands in Shasta County. Tasks include assessing the conservation merits of identified properties, negotiating and drafting conservation easements and associated agreements, drafting and reviewing baseline documentation, conducting appropriate record-keeping, and managing other tasks essential to completing conservation easement transactions. Additional tasks include stewardship of SLT conservation properties.
The Conservation Project Manager works closely with the Executive Director, as well as with landowners and our project partners, including municipal governments, public agencies, conservation organizations, and participates in ongoing collaborative planning efforts across the region. In addition, the Conservation Project Manager will represent the Shasta Land Trust in various public settings and participate in community engagement and stewardship activities.
The Conservation Project Manager reports to the Executive Director and does not supervise other staff. However, he/she may manage sub-contractors, partners, and volunteers.
- Coordinate the successful completion of a suite of conservation easement projects involving PG&E lands in Shasta County. Working with the Executive Director, conduct project due diligence, draft and negotiate easements, and draft and review baseline documentation.
- Manage and track conservation projects, including creating and maintaining records for each project.
- Collaborate with conservation partners to pursue strategies and projects consistent with SLT priorities.
- Research and track changes and trends in conservation easements.
- Draft correspondence, memoranda and reports for landowners, partners, committees, board, and follow up from site and monitoring visits.
- Assist in the development of appropriate maps and GIS data.
- Coordinate the annual monitoring of SLT conservation easements and ensure compliance of the stewardship program with Land Trust Standards and Practices and Accreditation requirements.
- Participate in the communications efforts and community engagement related to conservation protection projects.
- Provide general office support as needed.
- A bachelor’s degree, and preferably a master's degree, in natural resources, real-estate law, land management or other field related to conservation.
- A minimum of three years’ demonstrated experience managing complex projects, conservation real estate transactions, or relevant work experience.
- Scientific knowledge of, and field experience with, the landscapes and natural resources of far northern California.
- Curiosity for the natural world.
- Proficiency with understanding maps, natural resource information, and other spatial data.
- Demonstrated experience in record keeping and data management.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, including landowners, partners, staff, board members, and volunteers.
- Well organized and self-directed, with attention to detail and follow-through necessary for conservation real-estate transactions.
- Proficiency with PC computer systems, Microsoft Office and GIS programs.
- A demonstrated passion for conservation.
Please send a detailed resume and cover letter explaining how you personally connect with SLT’s mission and why this position is a good fit with your career objectives.
Via Mail: Anne Murphy, Executive Director
Shasta Land Trust
PO Box 992026
Redding, CA 96099-2026
*Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries about the position can be directed to Anne Murphy by email at: email@example.com or call (530) 241-7886.