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Current Job Openings with Texas Land Trusts

Related land trust job announcements will be posted on this page for up to 3 months from date of posting.  If interested in applying for a position, please contact the appropriate person or email address listed in the job posting below. Contact info@texaslandtrustcouncil.org to inquire about adding a job posting to this site.

 

Galveston Bay Foundation

Conservation Stewardship Coordinator

The Conservation Stewardship Technician fulfills critical roles within the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Land Conservation program, ensuring that coastal habitats on GBF conservation properties are well maintained and stewarded to support wildlife and fisheries and protect water quality. The duties of this position are diverse, and the Conservation Stewardship Technician must be equally adept at handling both field and administrative tasks and in working independently as well as with teams of staff and volunteers. Please visit https://galvbay.org/about/about-us/work-for-gbf/ for a full job description, including duties and qualifications. To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@galvbay.org by Friday, May 3, 2019. Please reference position title in subject line of email.

 

Galveston Bay Foundation

Water Policy and Outreach Specialist

The Water Policy and Outreach Specialist contributes to the Galveston Bay Foundation’s efforts in advocating for the most efficient use of existing water supplies in the Houston-Galveston area in order to ensure local water resources support a resilient and sustainable Galveston Bay. The position coordinates and executes multiple water conservation, freshwater inflows, and green infrastructure initiatives carried out in coordination with the Texas Living Waters Project, a collaborative effort among Galveston Bay Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, and the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter. Please visit https://galvbay.org/about/about-us/work-for-gbf/ for a full job description, including duties and qualifications. To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@galvbay.org by Friday, May 3, 2019. Please reference position title in subject line of email.

 

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas

Chief Executive Officer

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas is a is a Texas not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping South Texas green. GSA approaches this mission through three principal programs: Land Conservation and Stewardship; Urban Land and Water, which includes Community Gardens; and “Picture Your World,” a nature photography program for children 8 to 18 years of age; as well as related public education efforts. The Chief Executive Officer directs the work of the organization to implement the goals, objectives, and policies established by the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board through the Board President and the Executive Committee. Responsibilities include:

Leadership and Administration
 Foster and maintain a clear vision of the organization.
 With the Board, develop and implement a strategic plan, including specific goals and strategies.
 Ensure programmatic excellence and rigorous program evaluation.
 Recruit, train, motivate, develop and evaluate staff and empower their initiative and creativity.
 Administer financial, personnel and organizational policies.
 Provide for recruitment, deployment, and appreciation of community and corporate volunteers.
 Ensure Board and staff compliance with all internal policies and procedures, contracts, grant and legal requirements.
 Ensure compliance with the Standards and Practices of the Land Trust Alliance; maintain accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
 Ensure that systems are in place for effective financial, personnel, fundraising, program and conservation management.
 Effectively manage the organization so that all elements – board, staff, volunteers, and partners – collaborate as a team and meet goals.

Fiscal Operations, Standards, and Practices
 Ensure reliable and responsible administration of financial obligations, personnel, land acquisitions, easements, grants, legal, and related record-keeping and reporting obligations.
 In association with the Board, develop and administer an annual budget for the organization and its programs and track expenses and income by program.
 Ensures the reporting of cash flow projections, budget variances and ad hoc reports each month
to assess financial health of the organization, and as requested by the Board.
 Ensure that procedures and work flows incorporate adequate internal controls.
 Work with the Board and staff to set financial priorities that best support the strategic plan.

Fundraising, Community Outreach and Member Relations
 Guide the organization towards fiscal and operational sustainability.
 Develop a fundraising plan and report progress toward plan benchmarks.
 Provide for marketing and public information services to support programs.
 Develop a vibrant membership program.
 Develop and support mechanisms for regular communication with stakeholders, members,
partners, and the media.
 Cultivate and nurture positive working relationships with interagency partners, political and
community leaders, funders and donors, professional organizations, the media, landowners, and
the public.
 Cultivate and steward major donor prospects.
 Research, locate and apply for appropriate grants.
 Lead fundraising and annual campaigns.
 Support and provide direction to Board Resource Development Committee.

Board Relations
 Provide information and support to the board in fulfillment of its duties.
 Assist the Board Development Committee efforts to recruit, orient, train and motivate Board
members.
 Make recommendations to the board and its committees regarding policies, programs and
practices.

Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Nonprofit Management or Bachelor’s Degree in a conservation
related field.
 Commitment to the organization’s mission.
 Five years of experience in a senior leadership role.
 Proven success with fiscal operations, employee management, and fundraising.
 Outstanding written and oral communication skills with the ability to inspire and persuade.
 Strong collaboration and consensus building skills.
 Passion, integrity, positive attitude, entrepreneurial, innovative and self-directed.

For additional details, preferred qualifications and the complete job description, including salary range, please visit the link on our website: www.greensatx.org. Please send your resume and cover letter to info@greensatx.org. We will collect candidates from now through May 8, 2019 and then start phone and personal interviews.