Full-Time Director of Land Protection
Premier nonprofit conservation group seeks a Director of Land Protection to manage and direct its land acquisition program. The director will manage, support & assist land program staff, work with landowners to initiate and complete land transactions and coordinate with other nonprofit partners, funders and government agencies on policies, transactions and funding strategies. The director will also stay abreast and informed on all current laws, policies and regulations related to land protection policies and funding, including accreditation requirements. The director will also serve on the organization’s senior management team.
Qualifications include staff and project management experience, knowledge and experience with conservation tools, including conservation easements, life estates, and fee conservation purchases. Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communications skills, ability to meet deadlines, work well with a staff team, board members, partners, funders, public agencies and land owners. The qualified candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resources studies, land use planning or a related field with a minimum of five years’ experience in real estate transactions, land use planning or related field. Conservation real estate experience preferred. Law degree a plus.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.