New name. Same mission.
Palmer Land Trust is now Palmer Land Conservancy.
Posted Date: Novemer 9
Position Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, but due to COVID-19, this is temporarily a remote position until Palmer’s physical office re-opens.
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt
Palmer seeks a qualified and motivated individual to join our team to manage the Land Stewardship Program at Palmer. The Land Stewardship Manager (LSM) builds and maintains positive relationships with landowners, ensures annual fulfillment of Palmer’s legal obligations for conserved properties, provides interpretation of conservation easement terms for landowners, identifies and responds to potential concerns and violations on conserved properties, and completes regular maintenance of stewardship records. The LSM is vital to the organization’s ability to meet our long-term stewardship commitments and the requirements of the LTA Standards and Practices and accreditation. The LSM reports to the Conservation and Stewardship Director (CSD) and works as a part of a team to ensure Palmer’s mission is fulfilled to the highest standards. Palmer holds over 135 conservation easements on nearly 140,000 acres of land, in addition to 3 deed restricted properties and 2 properties owned in fee.
Palmer’s Stewardship Program is built on two primary pillars – Core and Strategic Stewardship. Together, these pillars create a comprehensive program dedicated to creating strong, long-lasting partnerships with, and fulfilling our commitments to, our landowner partners; upholding the public trust; and preserving the integrity of our conserved properties forever. Core Stewardship includes activities that directly support the protection and enforcement of Palmer’s conserved properties, and Strategic Stewardship includes activities that enhance the long-term sustainability of Palmer’s stewardship program. The LSM leads all Core Stewardship activities and works closely with the CSD to ensure robust and industry-leading Strategic Stewardship activities guide the future of the program. Our preferred candidate has acute attention to detail and organization skills, can work within strict regulatory boundaries, but is also a self-starter who has the creativity and desire to further develop and grow an existing program.
Salary range is $48,000 – $56,000 DOE. Palmer offers full time employees excellent benefits including: employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and generous paid time off and holiday observances. The position is based out of Palmer’s Colorado Springs office located in beautiful downtown, and in close proximity to ample recreation and open space opportunities.
The position is open until filled. Early applications are strongly recommended. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, 3) list of three references, and 4) answers to the questions below (all as a single pdf) by e-mail to: [email protected] with the subject line: Land Stewardship Manager. References will not be contacted unless you are selected for a final interview. Please limit responses to no more than 200 words per question:
If selected for an interview, there will be a 3-step interview process held remotely by Zoom (with the potential for a socially-distanced, in-person meeting following the Zoom interviews). It may include:
Since 1977, Palmer Land Conservancy has worked with individuals, private and public partners, and various communities to protect land forever including 20 of your favorite public parks and open spaces, important working farms and ranches, and iconic scenic views. We passionately promote the conservation and enjoyment of our region’s most important natural assets that define why we love Colorado: its natural beauty, locally grown food, and outdoor recreation.