Background & Overview: The Westchester Land Trust (WLT), founded in 1988, is the leading land conservation organization prioritizing the entirety of Westchester County and eastern Putnam County, NY and was one of the first land trusts in the nation to be accredited through the independent Land Trust Accreditation Commission. As a regional land trust, WLT promotes cross-boundary collaboration with public and private partners to preserve land in perpetuity, and to protect and enhance the natural resources in our region. In its 28 years, Westchester Land Trust has preserved nearly 8,000 acres, including 198 conservation easements totaling 5,300 acres, 29 publicly accessible nature preserves totaling 720 acres, and almost 2,000 acres of assisted transactions with municipalities to create town parks.
The Land Conservation Projects Manager is responsible for identifying, managing and completing land acquisition projects, including conservation easements, fee simple acquisitions, and assisted transactions with partner organizations. (S)he will lead all projects from initial inquiry, to project file creation, due diligence, identification of funding sources, Board review, and completion. This is an exciting opportunity for the person who is passionate about “saving land where the people are”. This position does not oversee staff, but must work collaboratively across a ten-person organization to be successful. The position reports directly to WLT’s President.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conservation Land Project Management
Landowner Engagement and Community Outreach
Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Westchester Land Trust offers a collegial and supportive work environment, with a competitive benefits package, including merit bonuses, health insurance, retirement plan with employer match, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Westchester Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and acts in accordance with applicable law in all of our hiring and employment practices.
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