Home > Jobs Board > Land Transaction Manager – Sempervirens Fund
07 Feb 2023

Land Transaction Manager – Sempervirens Fund

0 Comment

Would you like to help purchase natural lands to permanently preserve redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains? Are you interested in crafting innovative partnerships with private landowners and public agencies that will protect forests and other natural habitats and build climate resiliency? If so, we have the right role for you as part of Sempervirens Fund’s dynamic, collegial, fun, and growing team. As the Land Transaction Manager, you play an essential role in identifying important conservation properties and negotiating real estate deals that will ensure these lands are protected, which is a foundational part of the organization’s conservation work.

In this role, you will take land acquisition projects from initial outreach to landowners through to closing on the purchase of either the property or its development rights. On any given day, you may talk with a landowner who is hoping to protect the land that has been in their family for generations and then drive out to a local summer camp to negotiate a conservation easement for the property. You might then end your day reviewing an appraisal for a property that Sempervirens plans to buy and transfer to California State Parks and meeting with a government agency that provides grant funding to support the purchase of that property. You will thrive in this role if you have real estate transaction experience with proven negotiation skills, or a strong interest in developing this expertise. Established relationship-building and project management skills are essential in this role.

Sempervirens Fund and Our Commitment to People and Equity

Sempervirens Fund is California’s first land trust. We believe the Santa Cruz Mountain’s habitats, waterways, and resiliency are at risk without healthy, connected coast redwood forests. We also believe that all people should be able to access and enjoy these redwood forests. We are committed to an organizational culture that is welcoming, inclusive in its decision-making, and reflective of the diverse communities with which we work. We recruit and hire people who will bring considerations of equity, inclusion, and justice to our work. Sempervirens Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Sempervirens Fund offers competitive benefits including paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 13 paid holidays and three weeks of vacation in your first year, and an employer retirement plan match of 6% starting right away.

If negotiating real estate transactions to protect redwood forests, for all, forever sounds exciting to you, we look forward to hearing how you will bring your unique set of skills and experiences to the role.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area with frequent travel to the Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

Salary Range: $80,000 – $95,000 annually, depending on experience

Position Classification: Exempt

View Full Job Description