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Posted Date: 11/13/22
Position Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Colorado Springs
Job Type: Full-time, exempt position
Salary Hiring Range: $70,000-$85,000
Palmer Land Conservancy seeks a Operations and Administration 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. Reporting to the President and CEO, 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.
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 137,000 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.
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