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Southeast Land Protection Project Associate

Trust for Public Land
Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Job Description:

Position Summary:
The Project Associate will work in support of regional land protection staff to acquire and conserve priority lands. Through this work s/he/they will expand and enhance access to the region’s network of public lands; ensure local residents have close-to-home parks, trails, and open space; and help communities fulfill their visions for their surrounding landscapes.

Key Functions:

  • Assist land protection staff in all phases of land acquisition projects and programmatic initiatives, including project research; landowner outreach; collaboration with government and  agency partners, non-profit partners, and community groups; and coordination of due diligence and closing tasks.
  • Support legal staff on land protection projects including tracking critical project dates, due diligence review, and preparation for real estate closings.
  • Assist philanthropy staff on fundraising and help research and prepare public and private grant
  • Prepare graphic and written materials for presentations and other project-related needs.
  • Outreach – attend partner and community meetings, build relationships with partners, garner support for projects as needed.
  • Complete various administrative tasks including invoice submission and grant reporting.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or equivalent experience. Course work or experience to include  natural resources, wildlife, environmental science, or related area preferred.  Real estate experience is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to take on complex projects.
  • Proficient with computers, graphics and spreadsheets. Experience with GIS, mapping and legal descriptions a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member as appropriate.
  • Ability to take initiative, make suggestions, be creative and solve problems. 
  • Interest in our mission as it relates to community, land protection and advocacy.
  • Good people skills, ease with of many types of personalities.

This is a regular, full time position within The Trust for Public Land. We provide a comprehensive benefits package.