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06 Apr 2022

Director, Operations – Golden State Land Conservancy

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Organization: The Golden State Land Conservancy’s (GSLC) mission is to promote and secure real, tangible land conservation outcomes in California by developing positive relationships with a property’s stakeholder. GSLC is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and is approved to hold mitigation lands by the United Sates Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. GSLC currently protects over 34,000 acres of land through its 65 projects. GSLC develops creative conservation solutions through pragmatic approaches to land management, stewardship, and conservator-ship. Projects include both donated and mitigation easements including such conservation values as forest carbon sequestration, protected species habitats, wetlands, riparian areas, rangeland, agricultural lands, and dedicated open space preserves with public access. Projects range in location from Humboldt to Imperial, Sonoma to Nevada counties. (www.gslc.us)

Position: Director, Operations
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full Time, exempt
Location: Sebastopol, CA

General Description: Execute all project-related management tasks post close of escrow. Implement Board of Director-approved policies regarding operational procedures. Ensure that GSLC projects meet Land Trust Accreditation Commission requirements for conservation and stewardship. Specific areas of responsibility include—

Monitoring: Develop & maintain landowner relations, operate and maintain project database, coordinate site visits, conduct aerial photo surveillance, determine current property status through review of county records, draft and complete monitoring reports, update Baseline Reports as needed, process site visit photography, develop productivity solutions.

Stewardship (Land Management): Coordination of land management tasks, task database development and maintenance, oversight of independently contracted land managers, coordination of biological report creation, development of stewardship expert resources, review and submittal of required agency reports and correspondence, streamline task management process through data capture and evaluation.

Enforcement: Implementation of policy process for violation identification and reporting, develop remedies through landowner relations and correspondence. Prepare evidence for easement enforcement.

Salary range: $70-75K/yr plus Medical benefits
Send cover letter and resume to mdeprey@gslc.us by April 29, 2022

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