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There may be a place for you on the Land Conservancy team.
We are conservationists, scientists, planners, lawyers, communicators, and businesspeople. We have come to care about our land from a variety of backgrounds: urban and rural, conservative and progressive. And we enthusiastically embrace the protection of land as our driving passion, our uniting element, our future.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy is a unique group of people from an impressive and diverse blend of backgrounds. A steadfast and passionate commitment to protecting land for the long-lasting health of our regional community is a must.
Opportunities at the Land Conservancy include: field office positions, development and fundraising, urban revitalization, stewardship, conservation planning, project management, public funding and shared services.
We are always looking for talented people to help advance our mission. If you're interested in a career with us, please contact us at email@example.com.
Director of Development
Western Reserve Land Conservancy works to protect special places for Ohioans by conserving natural areas, fresh water, wildlife habitat and working farmlands, and by greening and revitalizing urban communities. Headquartered in Moreland Hills, the Land Conservancy is the largest land conservancy in Ohio, employing about 40 people in offices throughout northern and eastern portions of the state. Our land protection team has now preserved more than 37,500 acres with high conservation values in the state. Thriving Communities Institute, our urban revitalization program, is nationally recognized for thought leadership on removing blight and rebuilding communities and has helped 16 Ohio counties create land banks to find productive uses for vacant properties. Our mission is funded through a combination of program revenue, government grants and philanthropic gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations. Significant growth has created a strong need for more expansive marketing and development initiatives.
Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer (“CDO”), the Director of Development (“DO”) secures major gifts through a process of identifying, qualifying, strategizing, cultivating, soliciting and stewardship of major gift prospects.
-- Ability to manage a portfolio of 150-200 prospects/donors
Required Education, Experience
-- 3-5 years’ experience in development and fundraising, with a strong focus on major gifts
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Aug. 20, 2014.
Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager
The Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager is responsible for forestry related activities that complement the strengths offered by various Land Conservancy programs. To accomplish this, the Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager manages the full range of activities required to implement targeted projects. Examples of projects include urban reforestation, stream restoration and land management. This requires setting goals, establishing timelines and budgets, collaborating with partners, coordinating activities across teams, and tracking progress and results. In addition to project management, the Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager will assist in grant writing, preparing reports, and maintaining accurate records across multiple projects. The Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager is a member of the land protection team and Thriving Communities staff and collaborates closely with partnering organizations. Demonstrated commitment to the Land Conservancy’s mission is essential.
Essential Functions & Experience:
Must have 5+ years’ work experience in forestry, urban forestry, natural resources or conservation. Bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Environmental Science or Natural Resources required. ISA Certified Arborist required; ISA Certified Municipal Arborist strongly preferred.
Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com by August 1, 2014.
Associate Eastern Field Director
Full-time salaried position. Responsibilities include oversight, management and implementation of regional level objectives & projects in the areas of land protection including stewardship and prioritization, development and execution of acquisition projects; constituent development and relations including individuals and institutions such as governmental, business and professional entities; guiding, developing and communicating regional interests and objectives internally and externally. Minimum of a two-year degree in a related conservation field preferred.
Supervisor: Vice-President of Eastern Field Operations
Hours: Weekdays, regular business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend hours will also be necessary to accommodate landowners, public meetings, and other events that occur outside of regular hours.
-- Ensure regular and consistent monitoring and record keeping in coordination with Central staff
-- Serve as point as necessary/appropriate in interactions surrounding potential or active enforcement efforts
-- Constituent Building & Development
-- Serve as spokesperson for organization in all public forums at regional level
-- Actively seek to cultivate organizational values in community and to recruit additional members, supporters and constituents
-- Support development staff in communicating with and cultivating major donors, identifying potential donors, growing general membership and coordination of events as needed
Other duties as assigned.
Evaluation: Twice annually per adopted criteria and process.
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.