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Posted Date: 11/13/22
Position Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Colorado Springs, Denver, or Pueblo
Job Type: Full-time, exempt position
Salary Hiring Range: $70,000-$90,000
Palmer Land Conservancy seeks a Conservation Director who is responsible for advancing land and water conservation projects that are of local, state, and national importance. Priorities are based in Palmer’s 5-year strategic plan and focus on leading a historic western water initiative; safeguarding the conservation and access of critical parks, open spaces, and trails; protecting vital habitat and resilient landscapes; and ensuring Colorado maintains a strong local food supply and agricultural heritage. Candidates should possess strong real estate transaction expertise, project management skills, and experience working with a variety of partners and stakeholders. The Conservation Director oversees a portfolio of conservation projects utilizing conservations easements, fee title acquisitions, and other conservations tools. The position is responsible for managing due diligence, negotiating and drafting conservation agreements, and managing all other elements of the transaction process. At the core of the position is managing relationships with a diversity of conservation partners and stakeholders, including landowners, conservation partners, funders, and community stakeholders.
Palmer offers full-time employees top tier benefits including: robust employer-sponsored health care package which includes medical, dental, and vision benefits; retirement plan with company contribution; short-term and long-term disability; generous paid parental leave; paid sabbatical leave; and an innovative open paid time off policy for senior staff.
Palmer was recently named one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Colorado Springs by the Gazette! Palmer leadership values a culture of generosity, trust, and dedication to conservation. The work environment is goal-based, and work plans and performance are focused on identifying and achieving attainable, but ambitious objectives on a quarterly timeline. This is not a micro-managing environment, and instead, employees are trusted to get their work done with a high level of personal responsibility.
Palmer’s employees are hardworking high performers and in exchange they are supported in pursuing work-life flexibility with policies such as open paid time off, sabbatical leave, and remote work.
Palmer Land Conservancy is one of the leading nonprofit land conservation organizations in Colorado. Since its incorporation in 1977, the organization has protected more than 136,000 acres including 20 public parks and open spaces, working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat, and scenic views. Palmer is one of the twenty largest local land trusts in the country based upon conserved acreage holdings (there are approximately 1,700 land trusts in the United States), and it is one of the country’s first 100 nationally accredited land trusts. Its main office is located in downtown Colorado Springs and has staff located throughout its service area. More info at palmerland.org.
How to Apply: Please apply through Indeed.