New name. Same mission.
Palmer Land Trust is now Palmer Land Conservancy.
Posted Date: May 10, 2021
Position Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Colorado Springs, but due to COVID-19, this is temporarily a partially remote position
Job Type: Full-time, exempt position (part-time may be considered for exceptional candidates if desired)
Salary Hiring Range: $60,000-$70,000
Palmer Land Conservancy seeks an Operations and Administrative Director (OAD) who is responsible for the strategic management and direct oversight of the organization’s internal functions. The position’s responsibilities fall into four functional areas: internal organizational leadership, human resources, operations and risk management, and strategic planning/special projects. The OAD directs and manages the internal structure of Palmer based on its policies, goals, and objectives to ensure an efficient, outcomes-based working environment. A member of the staff leadership team, this position plays a key leadership and management role by developing long-term operational strategies, efficient workflows, and optimizing productivity and performance to ensure high impact, mission-focused outcomes.
The OAD is a strong, detail-oriented administrator who will manage the internal operations of the organization, complementing the President and CEO who is focused on external affairs, and the other members of the leadership team focused on programs, communications, fundraising, and finance.
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.
Internal Organizational Leadership
Operations & Risk Management
Human Resources Management
Strategic Planning & Special Projects
Palmer has an employee values document that can be shared with candidates during the interview process. Values include: passion, impact, courage, personal responsibility, resourcefulness, and commitment.
Palmer offers full-time employees excellent benefits including: employer paid health and dental insurance, retirement contribution, short-term and long-term disability, parental leave, and generous paid time off and holiday observances.
The position is open until filled. Early applications are strongly recommended. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) answers to the questions below (all as a single pdf) by e-mail to: [email protected] with the subject line: Operations and Administrative Director.
Please limit responses to no more than 200 words per question: