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POSITION: Project Manager- Five Mile Creek Greenbelt

ORGANIZATION: Trust for Public Land

LOCATION: Dallas area

Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization that creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Our Texas office is working to ensure that every resident of the Lone Star State has close-to-home access to parks, trails, and the outdoors. Our Dallas office is seeking an organized and talented Project Manager to work on the Five Mile Creek Greenbelt. This unique position will have a wide set of responsibilities including overseeing design and development of parks and trails within the Five Mile Creek Greenbelt, managing design and construction consultants, and leading community engagement activities.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The position will play a lead role in bringing to life TPL’s signature project in Dallas: the Five Mile Creek Greenbelt. This bold plan envisions a network of parks and trails stretching across the Oak Cliff neighborhood in southwest Dallas, including: South Oak Cliff Renaissance Park (opened in 2021), Judge Charles Rose Park (under construction), Woody Branch Park (design to commence in 2023), and a multi-modal trail connecting across the watershed (under design). With billions of dollars of federal funding available over the coming years and a city bond program expected in 2024, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to complete the Five Mile Creek vision.

TPL is seeking a full-time Project Manager to support the Five Mile Creek Greenbelt. Reporting to the Parks and Schoolyards Director, this position will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of projects within the Five Mile Creek Greenbelt, including design and construction of individual projects. This position will work in partnership with our Community Conservation Leader to develop and execute a community engagement strategy for project.

For full position details and information on how to apply: https://www.tpl.org/career/project-manager-five-mile-creek

 

POSITION: Director of Conservation

ORGANIZATION: Audubon Texas

LOCATION: Virtual

Position Summary: The Director of Conservation for Audubon Texas will lead the development of conservation objectives and implementation of conservation strategies throughout the state. The Director will oversee Audubon Texas Conservation programs, collaborating with external partners such as natural resource agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, local Audubon chapters, universities, and commercial entities. The Director will manage the conservation staff and project managers and collaborate closely with Audubon team members and partners to develop conservation priorities and policies for the region. The Director will also develop funding proposals to foundations, corporations, agencies, and individuals, and be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and managing funding relationships in partnership with Executive Director. This highly effective conservation leader will bring a collaborative drive, inspirational energy and proven programmatic development and execution skills to the role, leading a dynamic portfolio of conservation actions across Texas grounded in efforts to address the growing threats of declining bird populations and biodiversity loss.

For more information and to apply online, please visit the Texas postings on the Audubon Careers page.

 

POSITION: East Texas Program Director

ORGANIZATION: Texas Land Conservancy

LOCATION: Houston/East TX (negotiable)

Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) is a nationally accredited 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the protection of land throughout Texas. You will work with a passionate and dedicated team to expand conservation efforts across the state. This team prides itself on collaboration, enthusiasm, and being the go-to organization for land conservation in Texas. You will get to support conservation efforts by working with private landowners to conserve their land, monitoring existing conservation lands to ensure consistency with conservation restrictions, overseeing and implementing management of TLC’s own nature preserves, and building relationships with the community through workshops, outreach events, and workdays.

TLC currently monitors 216 properties throughout Texas totaling over 147,000 acres. This position reports to the Conservation Director, is part of a five-person conservation and stewardship department and is responsible for TLC work in East Texas.

What you’ll be doing:

· Stewardship: Connect with landowners and visit TLC’s conservation easement and fee simple properties to document issues and violations.

· Preserve Management: Develop and implement management plans, identify funding needs, and coordinate projects with volunteers and community partners.

· Outreach: Build relationships with donors, businesses, volunteers, and area naturalist groups and host strategic events in the region.

· Communications: Help support TLC’s online presence through social media posts and blog content.

· Project Evaluation and Recommendations: Evaluate new projects and respond to inquiries from private landowners.

· Baseline Reports: Prepare reports for new conservation land acquisitions, including GIS mapping and habitat documentation.

For a full position description and information on How to Apply, visit: https://www.texaslandconservancy.org/job-opportunities

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2023

 

POSITION: Conservation Easement Program Manager

ORGANIZATION: The Nature Conservancy of Texas

LOCATION: San Antonio/Central Texas (negotiable)

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive

The Nature Conservancy holds conservation easements on private lands throughout Texas. The Conservation Easement Program Manager (“Manager”) will be responsible for leading the management of compliance issues with conservation easements, including some monitoring of easements, managing relationships with landowners, and record management support, and some assistance with land protection projects for the TNC’s Texas Business Unit (BU).

The Conservation Easement Program Manager will work closely with other conservation, science and legal staff to ensure that enforcement issues on conservation easement properties are addressed, and accurate records are kept. The Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining strong landowner relationships and will be a central point of contact, internally and externally, for the Texas BU’s conservation easement program. The Manager will directly address compliance issues on conservation easements including dealing with amendments, violations, and landowner requests for exercising reserved rights. The Manager will also perform some compliance monitoring of conservation easement properties in Texas, including annual field visits, review of satellite imagery for remote monitoring, report writing, and data entry. As part of the Land Protection team, this role may be asked to support and engage on other projects led by team members, including easement transfers, easement acquisition projects, and project due diligence, such as environmental assessments and baseline reports for new acquisitions. The Manager may also be involved in documentation for management and stewardship of our conservation easements and preserve properties across the state, but the primary geographic focus of the work and travel responsibility would be Central and West Texas. The Manager may recruit, train, and supervise seasonal staff and contractors to monitor conservation easements and write reports. Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget, negotiating, and contracting with vendors and other third parties.

The Manager will need to have the ability and willingness to travel within Texas and may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. The most significant travel period is during the field season (April – November).

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POSITION: Lands Manager

ORGANIZATION: Native Prairies Association of Texas

LOCATION: Central Texas (negotiable)

The Lands Manger position will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of conservation programs, ecological restoration, and management of native prairies and grasslands, on Native Prairies Association of Texas owned lands. The primary project would be the restoration of the Dowell Ranch in Manchaca, but hired staff will work on other NPAT properties throughout the state.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Restoration and management of NPAT’s Dowell Ranch and other prairie properties

· Review and revision of property management plans

· Overseeing property maintenance budgets

· Species monitoring in response to land management

· Exotic species control

· Prescribed burn plans and implementation

· Grazing and/or hunting lease management

· Planning, and leading workdays (contract and volunteer) on NPAT properties

· Maintaining fences, buildings and infrastructure, tools, and equipment

· Operation of heavy machinery for land management

· Assistance with community outreach and education, work with partner and private landowners, and other conservation projects as necessary For full position details: https://texasprairie.org/jobs/

 

POSITION: Executive Director

ORGANIZATION: Brackenridge Park Conservancy

LOCATION: San Antonio area

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2009 by a group of San Antonio citizens who envisioned the organization serving as a steward of and an advocate for the Brackenridge Park and an instrument for preserving and enhancing the park’s natural, historic, educational and recreational resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations. In 2015, the Conservancy entered into a formal agreement with the City of San Antonio to provide cooperative management of the park. For more information, visit https://www.brackenridgepark.org/about-the-conservancy/mission-and-vision

Reporting to the Board Chair, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads and manages the overall operations and staff of the organization in accordance with policies and goals established by the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer works in cooperation with Board members to implement the organization’s strategic and operational goals to fulfill its mission and vision. The Chief Executive Officer builds strong partnerships within the Park and in the community. The CEO oversees and mentors staff members and volunteers to achieve the Conservancy’s goals and objectives.

The successful candidate is a visionary leader and change agent with strong integrity. The candidate has a combination of strategic thinking and operational proficiencies, that embody best management practices, good governance, and sound decision-making. The Chief Executive Officer will possess a leadership style that is collaborative in nature and empowers staff and volunteers to achieve their highest potential. In partnership with the Board, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy for the organization.

Required and Preferred Education and Work Experience

Education

• Required: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, non-profit management or similar degree.

• Preferred: Master’s degree in business or public administration or similar degree.

Work Experience

• Required: Seven to ten years progressive responsibility in a non-profit management position or comparable work experience in the for profit or government sectors.

• Preferred: Five to seven years executive director or senior leadership experience.

The compensation is commensurate with experience

Resumes may be submitted to:

Terry Brechtel, Interim Chief Executive Officer: tbrechtel@brackenridgepark.org

 

POSITION: Conservation Associate

ORGANIZATION: Coastal Prairie Conservancy

LOCATION: Houston area

The Conservation Associate will work as part of a team to conserve farms, ranches and natural areas in the Texas mid-coast through conservation easement agreements entered with private landowners.
Activities will include:
• Coordinate and support the Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative (A regional conservation partnership program of NRCS), working with other CPC staff and partners regarding project screening, outreach activities and outcomes reporting.
• Visit potential CPC easement properties, create baseline reports and management plans
• Support real estate transactions for conservation.
• Expand cooperative working relationships with landowners, collaborative conservation groups, local and regional wildlife agencies and other resource professionals.
• Educate private landowners regarding conservation easements and funding opportunities.
• Promote landowner education regarding Agricultural Land Easements funded through the NRCS, including easements funded through the Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program.
• Complete applications for easement funding, including maps and other application requirements.
• Conduct monitoring visits of CPC easement properties.

For full job description, see https://www.coastalprairieconservancy.org/employment-internships