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TennGreen Land Conservancy

Conservation Project Manager

TennGreen Land Conservancy

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Job Summary

TennGreen Land Conservancy (formerly the Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation) empowers landowners and communities to protect large, connected natural areas that support diversity of life, inspire appreciation of nature, and spark action to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the land that sustains us all. Founded in 1998, TennGreen is the oldest, accredited statewide land trust in Tennessee.

Fueled by a Strategic Land Conservation Plan and a transformative bequest, TennGreen Land Conservancy has recently invested in strategic opportunities for growth to protect more land. Throughout the past five years, TennGreen leadership has increased its focus on expanding staff capacity, expertise, and professionalism. This growth in staff capacity has positively impacted the ability to engage more members through outreach and education and increase our conservation impact across Tennessee. This is an exciting time to join this team.

TennGreen is seeking an experienced conservation project manager who is passionate about protecting our natural treasures and ready to help expand our conservation efforts. Reporting to the Director of Land Conservation, this position will oversee and implement community outreach associated with our Strategic Land Conservation Plan, cultivate relationships with new landowners, manage conservation easement projects, draft conservation easements, and complete fieldwork and baseline documentation reports.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee, plan, and execute at least two conservation easement seminars throughout Tennessee per year;
  • Engage landowners identified as priorities within TennGreen’s Strategic Land Conservation Plan;
  • Represent TennGreen within communities and groups and at outreach events;
  • Develop land conservation plans for approval of new projects;
  • Draft conservation easements under the supervision of Director of Land Conservation and in collaboration with TennGreen staff;
  • Complete fieldwork, baseline documentation reports, and ecological assessments of potential conservation properties; and
  • Develop, maintain, and strengthen working relationships with conservation partners and collaborators.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in natural resources management or related field;
  • At least two years work experience in Natural Resources, preferably project management;
  • Working knowledge of land conservation and/or natural resource management;
  • Field knowledge of ecosystems, flora, and fauna of Tennessee;
  • The ability to develop and continue positive relationships with landowners over extended periods;
  • Experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems and mapping skills;
  • Experience in drafting conservation easements and baseline documentation reports preferred;
  • Working knowledge of Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices; and
  • Licensed Driver.

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Exceptional listening skills
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Ability to relate well and establish rapport with diverse audiences
  • Strategic thinking
  • A sense of humor
  • Strong organizational skills, with demonstrable attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

Additional Information

Benefits

The Salary Range for this position is $40,000 to $43,000 (DOE). TennGreen offers generous benefits, including 401k matching program, flex time, a health insurance stipend, and opportunities to enroll in health, dental, and vision insurance programs.

Frequent travel throughout the State is expected; occasional weekend and evening work.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Christie Henderson, Director of Land Conservation, at jobs@tenngreen.org by August 20 with Conservation Project Manager in the subject line. No phone calls or visits, please.

Details

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  • Type: Full-Time
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