February 2023

USVLT is Hiring!

Conservation Director

As the USVLT Conservation Director, you will play a leadership role in the implementation of USVLT's strategic conservation plan by identifying lands worthy of protection, applying and accounting for funding from conservation-related grant sources, and overseeing the development and completion of land protection projects from start to finish. 

You will also lead a team including the Land Steward and Conservation Easement Manager to ensure that the lands we protect are cared for and monitored annually.

You will be comfortable building and maintaining relationships and clear communication with town officials, donors, landowners, easement holders, and conservation professionals.

We are a small staff of professionals - with a supportive Board of Directors - who have a joint vision to grow the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, together. 

A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) or related experience in natural sciences or conservation or related field
Motivated, outgoing individual, with demonstrated success working in the natural sciences or a related field 
A track record of success in applying for and receiving a wide variety of grants relating to conservation work
Demonstrated knowledge of real estate transactions, including appraisals, title work, due diligence, escrow instructions, closing principles, practices of land conservation, land use planning, and regulations and zoning
Strong attention to detail, as well as excellent writing and communication skills 
Ability to read, interpret, and apply legal language
Proven ability to navigate complex projects with multiple stakeholders using proactive communication, problem-solving, and relationship-building skills 
GIS, GPS, map-and-compass, and digital photography skills are preferred
Comfortable working in outdoor settings, able to walk numerous miles through rough terrain and off-trail

Occasional weekends and evenings may be required for town meetings, board meetings, or outreach events. 

This position reports to the Executive Director
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Flexible hours/location
Paid Time Off
Health Care Reimbursement: $600/month

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jen Pribble, Executive Director, at jpribble@usvlt.org.

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