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03 May 2021

Stewardship Manager – Santa Lucia Conservancy

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Stewardship Manager

The Santa Lucia Conservancy (Conservancy) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust incorporated in 1995 to conserve the ecological integrity of the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, CA.  Located in the biologically diverse Santa Lucia Mountains, we are dedicated to advancing the art and science of conservation-compatible development through adaptive land management, conservation easement stewardship, ecological research, and environmental education programs.

The Conservancy owns and actively manages 18,000 acres of lands within the 20,000-acre Santa Lucia Preserve to protect and enhance their extraordinary ecological values. Approximately 8,000 acres, 40% of The Preserve, are owned by individual landowners and managed as “Openlands” through conservation easements held by the Conservancy. The Conservancy also works with a variety of academic and environmental partners to conduct and promote land management and ecological research to increase our understanding of the interactions between human communities and the natural environment.

Position Summary:

The Stewardship Manager is a full-time exempt position responsible for managing all aspects of the Conservancy’s conservation easement stewardship program and contributing to its strategic planning and initiatives. The Stewardship Manager reports to the Executive Director and supervises one full-time stewardship staff. S/he is actively engaged in the team’s strategic and cross departmental initiatives and represents the Conservancy at the local and regional level through speaking engagements, presentations, and participation in local stakeholder groups. Occasional evening/weekend work may be required.

Download the full job announcement: https://slconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SLC-Stewardship-Manager_April-2021-.pdf