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28 Mar 2022

Conservation Project Manager – The Conservation Fund

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Position Description TITLE: Conservation Project Manager
LINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Conservation Acquisitions, Western Region
REPORTS TO: California State Director
LOCATION: Northern or Central California, proximal to a commercial airport

The Conservation Fund (“TCF” or the “Fund”) is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the dual mission of protecting America’s most important land, water, and natural resources while also supporting economic growth in communities. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect over 8.5 million acres of land since 1985. To learn more about TCF, visit www.conservationfund.org.

Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

The Conservation Project Manager is part of the California team, focused on the acquisition of land and water rights for conservation. This work includes but is not limited to landowner contact and negotiation; real estate project tracking and coordination of due diligence activities; public and private fundraising for land and water rights acquisitions; and site visits to potential and active projects. The Conservation Project Manager will work with public agency and land trust partners as we complete high priority acquisitions and transfer fee and easement interests. The Conservation Project Manager works at the direction of the California State Director with an emphasis on natural and working lands in Northern California and the Central Coast of California. These tasks will be done in coordination with other staff at The Conservation Fund, in and out of California.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Work with public and private partners to identify and negotiate the acquisition of land, mineral, water rights and conservation easements, as well as the appropriate outsale strategy.
 Coordinate conservation activities internally and with a wide array of public and private partners.
 Track all real estate process activities and assist in obtaining and completing due diligence requirements.
 Assist in finding grant sources and manage the reporting required for public grants. Manage the completion of dispositions to public and private partners.

To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit https://www.conservationfund.org.

Qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to: careers@conservationfund.org.

The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

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