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.
- 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.