New name. Same mission.
Palmer Land Trust is now Palmer Land Conservancy.
Posted Date: October 27, 2021
Position Closing Date: Open until filled, early applications encouraged
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary Hiring Range: $50,000 – $58,000
Join the dynamic, fun team at Palmer Land Conservancy and contribute to meaningful work including the long-term stewardship of land and building a stronger community through conservation. The Palmer work environment attracts independent, savvy individuals who enjoy its work flexibility, generous benefits, strong values, and inspiring culture.
Palmer seeks a motivated individual to manage the organization’s Land Stewardship Program. The successful candidate will guide the implementation of land conservation strategies on over 130,000 acres of conservation easements and fee-owned lands in southern Colorado. 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. In addition to the specific responsibilities, skills, and qualifications outlined below, the candidate should be able to work effectively in a small staff environment that is focused on achieving high conservation impact and should possess the enthusiasm and flexibility to help a fast-growing organization thrive.
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.
Property Monitoring & Management (50%)
Conservation Easement Defense (20%)
Program Development & Landowner Engagement (20%)
Administrative & Other (10%)
Salary range is $50,000 – $58,000 DOE. Palmer offers full time employees excellent benefits including: employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, paid parental leave, generous paid time off, and flexible work arrangements. 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.
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