Title: Regional Stewardship Manager
Reports to: Stewardship Director
Office Location: The Land Trust office is located in Piedmont, Alabama. However, this position will work remotely.
Assigned Region: One Position in Central Georgia- preferably Columbus or Macon Area (Negotiable)
Position Type: Full-time employment
Start Date: January 9, 2020
Compensation: Competitive, plus benefits. Starting Salary $38,000
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
About the Organization
The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. is a public 501(c)(3) established in 1994. The Land Trust is committed to protecting land for present and future generations by working to conserve land and water through voluntary donations of conservation easements, acquisition of conservation easements and ownership of property for conservation purposes. The organization’s goal is to provide a wide variety of benefits to society through the protection of wildlife, native species, natural communities, watershed function, forestry, agriculture, historic and cultural values and recreational opportunities. Since 1996, the Land Trust has protected over 400,000 acres throughout the Southeast, primarily in Georgia and Alabama.
The Regional Stewardship Manager (RSM) is a full-time professional position responsible for managing all of the stewardship needs of the properties in the assigned region, including working with other staff on new projects and on annual monitoring of Properties. The RSM is frequently tasked with addressing questions and concerns involving land management activities such as forestry operations and agricultural best management practices that requires research, ground reconnaissance, or familiarity with current practices and trends. While a broad knowledge in these subjects is not needed to apply, a willingness and enthusiasm to learn these subjects is. Applicants must be adept at communication, problem solving, talking with the public, resolving any violations and issues that may arise, and facilitating landowner relationships. All activities must be conducted by methods in compliance with the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation requirements and Standards and Practices.
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
• A valid driver’s license
• Passion and enthusiasm for natural resources and land conservation
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to address problems, collaborate, resolve conflict, and cultivate diverse partnership, landowner, and donor relationships and to promote the mission of the land trust.
• Ability to work independently, self-motivate, as well as manage time, work hours, expenses, mileage driven, and coordinate multiple activities while delivering quality results
• Understanding of conservation practices and natural resource preservation or a willingness to learn
• Ability to hike, perform physical activities, and work independently outdoors in varied weather conditions. Field skills for navigating and mapping landscapes and features, including knowledge of GPS and hand held devices are preferred
• Understanding of biodiversity and land management practices commonly associated with the Southeast, including knowledge of flora and fauna, timber and agricultural practices, wetland and water resources or a willingness to learn
• Ability to travel, sometimes requiring overnight stays
• Position requires occasional evening and weekend work. Holiday and leave time during the months of November and December may be limited
Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to email@example.com
Open until filled.