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ORGANIZATION: Bayou Preservation Association

POSITION: Program Manager

LOCATION: Hybrid/Houston, TX

This is an opportunity to be part of a team shaping a long-standing environmental organization as it moves into an exciting new phase. This position is full-time and will serve as the primary point of contact for managing contracts and contractors of the Bayou Preservation Association’s programs. Projects will span all organizational program areas, focusing primarily on bayou citizen science and stream corridor restoration. This position is ideal for an energetic team player who loves Houston’s waterways and wants to participate in an organization for all bayou-city residents. Candidates should be self-starters with a proven track record of grant management and/or administration; have an interest in water quality and riparian restoration; and be familiar with emerging trends in nature based solutions and relevant community dynamics. TO SEE FULL DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION PROCEDURE, CLICK HERE

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and three references to by November 19, 2021. Please reference the position title in the subject line of the email. We will contact those candidates who most closely match our requirements.




LOCATION: Hockley, Texas

Since 1992, the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) has been working to protect the prairie for people and wildlife while there is still time. We are a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Houston, Texas, and a trusted leader in local land conservation. We are also the largest local land conservation organization, by acreage, in southeast Texas. Over 24,000 acres of the coastal prairie are now protected.

Conservation efforts by the Katy Prairie Conservancy keep land in agriculture for local farmers and ranchers and provide one of the last strongholds for wildlife in the region. KPC’s groundbreaking community-based conservation programs afford a place for families to have naturebased adventures, and have earned KPC local, statewide, and national awards. And timelier than ever, these protected lands aid with flood control, contribute to the protection of our watersheds, and create a resilient landscape from the prairie to the Gulf Coast.

On the Katy Prairie in Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties, KPC owns nearly 13,500 acres and protects over 4,200 acres through conservation agreements with private landowners. The protected lands include its majority ownership interest in the Warren Ranch, a 6,004-acre working cattle ranch that is owned jointly with two other co-owners who are members of the original family who founded the ranch. The Preserve Manager will have responsibility of the day-to-day management of the preserves and the ranch; the Preserve Manager is expected to work as part of a team to achieve the goals established for the preserve and ranch and will keep all owners informed of progress.


Applicant must be willing to work in physically demanding conditions, after hours and on weekends, as necessary, in all weather conditions to perform essential job duties. These include the health and welfare of the livestock along with other production and management activities such as hay production and wildlife management activities in addition to helping improve on the ground conditions of soil and grassland health. The ideal candidate will understand the balance between having a profitable preserve and ranch operation while ensuring the health of the natural resources found on the preserve. The ideal candidate will be willing to attend classes and workshops to learn new practices, work with others in the agricultural, conservation and ranching community, and explore new ideas and programs that will make the preserve and ranch a model enterprise.

Degree Requirements:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in Range Management, Agricultural Science, Agribusiness Management, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources Management, or similar field of study desired. Knowledge of or willingness to learn cattle health software, Microsoft Office, Landscape, and other software. Knowledge and ability to use GIS preferred but not required.

Commensurate with experience. Other benefits include Health Insurance for Employee and participation in the institutional retirement plan. A truck will be provided. Applicant must have a current driver’s license. As an exempt, salaried employee, the Preserve and Ranch Manager is not eligible for overtime.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume or statement of qualifications to Elisa Donovan at Candidate will be required to pass background check and provide references upon request.