Full Time Lands Program Manager Position Available
The West Virginia Land Trust (WVLT) seeks an engaging, creative Lands Program Manager (LPM) whose primary responsibility will be to work with private landowners, government agencies, and organizational partners to secure the permanent protection of lands that contain conservation values relating to biodiversity, agriculture, cultural heritage, watershed protection, recreational opportunities, and community impacts. The Lands Program Manager will be responsible for identifying and developing permanent land protection opportunities, cultivating landowner relations, accessing funding partners, and negotiating land transactions that include conservation easements, fee title acquisitions, land exchanges, and land or easement donations. In addition to these field-based, external contacts, the LPM will be required to develop and manage project budgets, produce timely progress reports, write project descriptions and site assessments, help to draft easement and purchase agreements, maintain accurate records, and support WVLT’s outreach and communications efforts. The LPM’s work will include a geographic emphasis on the southern, coal-producing region of the state.
Application review begins December 2, 2013. Click here for a full copy of the job description.