Land Conservation Project Manager
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The Project Manager will identify conservation opportunities through landowner outreach and manage specific land conservation projects from inception to completion. Responsibilities include meeting with landowners, organizing outreach events, drafting conservation restrictions, securing financing for land protection projects, and assisting in associated fundraising campaigns. The Project Manager will represent Greenbelt in local and regional conservation coalitions. Provides leadership in land conservation and advocacy in selected communities within the Greenbelt service area.
· Identify and evaluate potential land protection projects, including field assessment of conservation values (scenic, ecological, agricultural) and land use and conservation alternatives;
· Prepare and implement fee and conservation restriction acquisition strategies;
· Negotiate donations and purchases of conservation land;
· Cultivate landowners and solicit charitable gifts of land and money;
· Represent Greenbelt in collaborative arrangements with conservation organizations, municipalities, and governmental agencies;
· Coordinate the work of appraisers, land planners, surveyors and engineers, legal counsel, and other professional consultants, and other Greenbelt staff on strategic projects and activities;
· Recruit, organize, train, and supervise volunteers;
· Prepare project reports, proposals, budgets, news releases, presentations, and correspondence;
· Make presentations to landowners, conservation organizations, community groups, municipal boards, legislative committees, and other audiences;
· Assist in preparing and implementing fundraising strategies for conservation projects;
· Represent Greenbelt at assigned member events, public events, and speaking engagements.
· Assist the Director of Land Conservation in planning and setting priorities for its work at the regional and community level;
· Participate in regular meetings of the Board of Directors, Acquisition Committee, and Greenbelt staff;
· Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Commitment to the conservation mission of Essex County Greenbelt. Bachelors degree and a minimum three years directly-related work experience, expertise in land conservation methods and funding, and demonstrated communication (writing and public speaking), negotiation, leadership, interpersonal, and teamwork skills. Strong computer skills essential; basic GIS and relational database (FileMakerPro/Access)
experience is desirable. Background in both natural and cultural resources is desirable as is familiarity with Essex County¹s landscape and communities. Ability to travel within Essex County and Massachusetts and to
attend frequent evening and weekend meetings and events is essential.
Reports to: Director of Land Conservation
Coordinates with: Land Stewardship, Development, Operations
Administrative Support: Very limited. The individual in this position must be prepared to handle his/her own correspondence, filing, and record keeping.
Location: Cox Reservation, Essex, MA
Greenbelt offers a competitive compensation and benefits program, including a retirement plan and contribution to health insurance.
Interested individuals should send a résumé and cover letter electronically to dts-A- ecga.org by close of business Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
The Essex County Greenbelt Association (Greenbelt) is a nonprofit land trust that has conserved more than 13,000 acres of land in Essex County, Massachusetts. A membership organization, Greenbelt acquires and manages land, assists communities and state agencies in property acquisitions, promotes land conservation through events, publications and programs, and offers locations for outdoor recreation and environmental education.