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Ad Title: Conservation Project Manager at Western New York Land Conservancy
Location: Buffalo, NY
Post Date: 05/24/18
Contact: Marisa Riggi
State: NY
Zip: 14052
Email: jobs@wnylc.org
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Description:
The Conservation Project Manager's primary responsibility will be to serve as project manager for the Restore the Gorge and Stella Niagara Preserve enhancement projects. This position may also assist or lead other land management projects on Land Conservancy properties. This position will help achieve the conservation goals in the Land Conservancy’s five-year strategic plan.

The Restore the Gorge project is one the most important and high-profile projects that the Land Conservancy has ever undertaken. It is a multi-million dollar, multi-year effort to control non-native invasive plant species and restore native plant communities on nearly 200 acres of the Niagara Gorge near Niagara Falls, one of the most biodiverse places in the entire Great Lakes region. The project began in 2017 and is currently funded through 2020. We will continue to seek additional funding in order to expand the geographic scope and timeframe of the project.

The Stella Niagara Preserve is the most ambitious land acquisition project in the Land Conservancy’s history. The preserve is located on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston just north of Niagara Falls. With 29 acres and over a quarter-mile of shoreline, it is the largest privately-owned, undeveloped tract of land along the entire length of the Niagara River. We purchased the property in 2015, and hired visionary landscape designers Darrel Morrison and Nancy Aten to create a plan for its restoration. We will continue to implement that plan, which includes habitat restoration and public access improvements, through 2019.

Responsibilities

Project management of Restore the Gorge-
Oversee all aspects of the Restore the Gorge project including project planning, permitting and environmental review, contractor management, developing RFPs and selecting contractors, community engagement and outreach, grant writing and reporting, and project team coordination. The Project Manager will also oversee the work of a Land Conservancy ecologist who is assisting with native seed collection and propagation, in addition to the oversight of other contractors as needed. The Land Conservancy will soon be hiring a Finance and Operations Director to assist with or lead contracting, financial management, and grant reporting for this project. The current project team includes: Applied Ecological Services; New York Power Authority; New York State Parks; our landscape design team with Nancy Aten and Darrel Morrison; and other project partners. Other contractors have already contributed to the project, and additional contractors may be added as the project progresses.

Project management of the Stella Niagara Preserve enhancements-
Oversee all aspects of the restoration work at the Stella Niagara Preserve including project planning, contractor selection and management, and volunteer coordination. The Conservation Project Manager will also supervise at least two part-time preserve stewards and other staff or contractors as needed. Applied Ecological Services is our consultant implementing the restoration plan for the preserve.

Expansion of Land Conservancy Stewardship and Restoration-
Assist with or lead land management activities on land protected by the Land Conservancy and other places in the region. Land management activities may include, but are not limited to, habitat restoration, preserve management, and public access improvements.

Organizational meetings and activities-
Participate in Conservation Committee meetings and Board meetings as appropriate.
Participate in regular staff and planning meetings.
Assist with other Land Conservancy activities including nature hikes, events, photography, community presentations, fundraising, and grant writing.
The successful candidate is expected to work closely with other Land Conservancy staff to ensure that protection directives are accomplished in an efficient manner.

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Ad Title: Executive Director for Capitol Land Trust
Location: Olympia, WA
Post Date: 05/12/18
Contact: Quita
City: Lacey
State: WA
Zip: 98503
Phone (W): 360-943-3012
Email: info@capitollandtrust.org
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Description:
Capitol Land Trust Executive Director JOB POSTING Job Title: Executive Director, Capitol Land Trust
Location : Olympia, WA
Application Deadline: Open until filled – applications received by May 22, 2018 will be given priority
consideration. We would like to fill the position by August 1.
Are you an experienced leader interested in building a future for southwest Washington and south Puget Sound region , where people, fish, wildlife, and natural habitats thrive? Do you believe people, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies all have a role in the conservation of our natural places and resources? At Capitol Land Trust we work with diverse coalitions to preserve the most important natural and working lands in southwest Washington. We are seeking an Executive Director dedicated to achieving this vision and able to effectively lead an established and growing organization. Are you ready to take the reins?
About Capitol Land Trust : The mission of Capitol Land Trust is to further collaborative and strategic conservation of southwest Washington’s essential natural areas and working lands. We are accredited by the national Land Trust Alliance. The current annual operating budget is approximately $900,000. Our operating area is Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, and Lewis Counties.
Position Scope: The Executive Director oversees all operations of the organization, supervising a diverse professional staff and many volunteers. S/he leads development and oversight of the organization’s annual work plan, budget, and fundraising strategies to sustain the organization’s momentum and success. S/he also oversees a significant portofolio of conservation real estate and ecological restoration projects, as well as outreach and youth education programs. S/he reports to the 15-member Board of Directors and works closely with them to set the organization’s long-term vision and strategic direction.
The Executive Director is the public face and voice of the organization, responsible for maintaining integrity in fiscal and grant administration, achieving the strategic goals and annual work and fundraising plans, maintaining community trust, developing partnerships, and building the organization’s visibility. S/he works effectively with community leaders, landowners, tribal and elected officials, public and private partners, supporters, and many other people from varied backgrounds and political and social views.
Compensation: Capitol Land Trust offers a competitive salary and positive work environment that values work-life balance. Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, and a flexible schedule.

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Ad Title: Executive Director, local land trust with stewardship focus
Location: Huntingdon Valley, PA (Philadelphia suburbs)
Post Date: 03/01/18
Contact: Beth Hare or Nika Smith
Phone (W): 610.581.0590
Email: hare@criterionsg.com; nikasmith@criterionsg.com
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Description:
The Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, a local land trust in the Pennypack Creek valley located in the inner-ring suburbs northeast of central Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeks candidates for the position of executive director. The Trust currently manages 828 acres of woodlands, grasslands, and riparian corridor. The organization has a strong commitment to land stewardship and ecological restoration. Full position description available at the Pennypack Trust's website: www.pennypacktrust.org under the Internships and Employment tab. Interviewing to begin in early April 2018.
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Ad Title: Manager of Ecological Restoration
Location: Libertyville, Illinois
Post Date: 05/21/18
Contact: Laurel Diver
City: Libertyville
State: IL
Zip: 60048
Phone (W): 847.968.3242
Email: ldiver@lcfpd.org
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Description:
Full-Time Position
Location: Libertyville, IL
Salary Range: $79,088 - $98,859 - $118,631
Application Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

SUMMARY
The Manager of Ecological Restoration is responsible for the Land Management Program, including performing research in wildlife conservation and community ecology, monitoring and assessment of plants, animals, insects, and abiotic systems, and performing ecological restoration of lands, waters and ecosystem functions. Provides leadership in the development of strategic conservation partnerships to achieve natural resource conservation goals. Supervises full-time staff and consultants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Develops plans and prioritizes short- and long-term ecological goals and metrics for assessing the impacts of ecological restoration and management within the District’s Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas and Ecological Complexes. Leads, directs, and implements major ecological restoration projects and land management programs, including invasive woody and herbaceous plant management, wildlife management, hydrological restoration, farmland management, and reforestation. Manages, directs, and conducts ecological research, including areas of wildlife conservation, restoration ecology, and rare plant conservation, that advances the ability for the District to successfully restore and enhance biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Performs recruiting, supervision, evaluation and training to ecologists. Manages and directs all ecological monitoring, including coordination and collaboration of staff resources, development of protocol, participation in field monitoring, assessment of findings and incorporation of findings into an adaptive management strategy. Provides oversight for and participates in the implementation of the burn management program. Prepares budget recommendations for the Director, reviews funding obligations (such as meeting grant requirements), reviews contracts and agreements, and prepares, reviews, seeks authorization and oversees administration of grant applications. Coordinates and works closely with the Manager of Landscape Ecology and Superintendent of Natural Resources to implement programs, delegate staff resources, and prepare budgets. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.
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