CONSERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATE
Triangle Land Conservancy seeks candidates for the position of Conservation and Stewardship Associate. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1st, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Click here to view the position description as a PDF.
Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) is a successful and highly respected land trust, having protected over 16,000 acres of land in the rapidly developing Triangle region of North Carolina. For over 30 years, TLC has protected land for water quality, local farms and food, important natural habitat and to connect people with nature. TLC recently completed a strategic plan to align our work to achieve our vision of an increasingly livable Triangle region through land protection and stewardship, collaboration and catalyzing community action. TLC headquarters is in vibrant downtown Durham, just minutes from Duke University. The Triangle consistently ranks as one of the best places in the country to live, work and raise a family, and we believe that TLC will continue to play an important role in enhancing that reputation.
Under the supervision of the Associate Manager of Stewardship, the Conservation and Stewardship Associate is primarily responsible for managing the monitoring and stewardship of land under conservation easement to TLC including maintaining strong communication with private landowners of eased properties to facilitate engagement and further stewardship. The Associate will also work on a variety of tasks to support the Conservation and Stewardship team and will have the opportunity to research and explore new initiatives for TLC, and work closely with the entire Conservation and Stewardship team to attain strategic goals.
Key Responsibilities of the Conservation and Stewardship Associate:
- Manage TLC’s stewardship of conservation easements including monitoring of all of TLC’s easements, easement enforcement and coordination of easement amendments in compliance with TLC policies.
- Ensure annual monitoring of each conservation easement for compliance and file written monitoring reports; assist Finance staff with invoice and budget tracking.
- Manage landowner communications, including development of a newsletter specifically designed for TLC landowners to be sent out on an annual or semi-annual basis.
- Manage any volunteer engagement on eased properties.
- Manage and track conservation and stewardship grants and effectively collaborate with the accounting and finance team.
- Support Conservation and Stewardship team on issues including but not limited to: grant prioritization and development; analyzing and prioritizing property for conservation efforts; creating and maintaining internal systems to manage the land project process and property lease renewals.
- Play a lead role in reforestation project with at-risk youth.
- Contribute to developing new initiatives based on TLC’s strategic plan as needed.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Other Conservation and Stewardship Responsibilities:
- Research and write grant proposals, and assist with other development work as needed.
- Contribute to outreach and communications work (e.g. write newsletter articles, lead hikes) as needed.
- Support coordination of conferences, symposiums, member events, donor events, volunteer workdays and public meetings as needed.
- Work together with Conservation team members to set, prioritize and achieve strategic goals.
Required Attributes, Expectations, Technical Skills and Competencies:
- Excellent writing and organizational skills.
- Ability to work outside throughout the year in all types of weather conditions.
- Demonstrate attention to detail and deadlines as well as the ability to be flexible.
- Show initiative and strategic thinking.
- Successful management of projects from start to finish and ability to evaluate and improve along the way.
- Maintain a high level of professional conduct when faced with challenging or difficult situations with both partners and colleagues.
- Contribute to a supportive and collegial work environment and maintain a good sense of humor.
- Work both independently and as part of a team.
Desired Attributes, Expectations, Technical Skills and Competencies:
- Experience with GPS/GIS.
- Background in planning, natural resources or related fields.
- Database management.
- Grant writing experience.
Compensation and benefits
Salary in the $24,000-$31,000 range, based on experience, with excellent benefits
How to apply
Applicants should submit 1) resume, 2) cover letter, and 3) a list of three references (all as a single pdf, if possible) by e-mail to: email@example.com. Please save your application file as: Last Name_First Initial_TLC (e.g. Carson_R_TLC.PDF)
Applications will be reviewed starting December 1st, and will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Triangle Land Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.
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