MORE INFO

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.

 

Texas Land Conservancy

Austin, TX

Position: Development Coordinator

The Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) is a nationally accredited 501©3 nonprofit dedicated to the protection of land throughout Texas. TLC is one of the oldest and largest land trusts in the state and currently protects over 92,000 acres of open space across Texas. This full-time staff person is responsible for supporting and helping to achieve the development and outreach goals of the organization and reports to the Director of Partnerships and Outreach.

Desired skills
• Evident interest in and passion for conservation
• Experience in grant writing and donor relations
• Strong writer, editor, and communicator
• Competency with database management
• Strong organizational skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to meet deadlines and work independently

Detailed Job Description
• Administration
o General office administration (phones, email, recordkeeping, & processing mail).
o Help coordinate and attend quarterly Board of Director meetings.
• Development
o Work with the Director of Partnerships and Outreach to maintain relationships with TLC members, supporters, foundations, and sponsors.
o Maintain grant calendar of upcoming application and reporting deadlines.
o Compile necessary materials for grants and write narratives in collaboration with the Director of Partnerships & Outreach and Executive Director.
o Monitor and track organization’s programs for grant reporting on budgets and progress towards program metrics with assistance from the Executive Director.
o Manage the donor database.
o Process donations, consistently update data about donors, and send thank-you letters and receipts in a timely manner.
o Support Development efforts in annual appeals and other fundraising needs.
• Communications
o Co-manage social media and online communications with other team members.
o Communicate with landowners, members, board & public via phone, email, mail, and social media.
o Regularly produce and edit articles/blogs for website and newsletter.
• Outreach
o Assist in planning and facilitating TLC events and outdoor activities.
o Help coordinate volunteers as needed.
o Help organize and facilitate educational outreach (presentations, tabling, school groups).
o Design, coordinate, and execute event-sponsorship campaigns, which may include direct mail, e-solicitations, phone solicitations, and other strategies.
**Position requires occasional evening and weekend work.

Compensation
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience and background.
• Matching contribution of 6% of your base pay is provided for a retirement plan of your choice.
• Enrollment in the TLC’s health care plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) is covered by TLC.
• Each regular full-time employee will receive 10 paid holidays, to be based on federal holidays.
• 12 days vacation per year for employees with less than one year service.
• TLC provides a $30 /month stipend for employees cell phone use.

To Apply
Submit a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to Mark Steinbach: mark@texaslandconservancy.org.

 

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas

San Antonio, TX

Position: Director of Conservation & Stewardship

The Director of Conservation & Stewardship key responsibilities include managing a portfolio of conservation easement and GSA-owned properties, spearheading land stewardship activities, working to develop new conservation project opportunities, managing strong landowner relationships, developing and promoting events related to land conservation, identifying and pursuing funding opportunities for conservation projects, and ensuring adherence to standards that maintain GSA’s accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Responsibilities
1. Land Conservation
a. Edwards Aquifer Protection Program: Represents GSA as a City of San Antonio Land Acquisition Team (LAT) appointee to
negotiate and oversee conservation easements on target properties. through the Edwards Aquifer
Protection Program (EAPP)
b. Joint Base San Antonio – Encroachment Management Project:  Negotiate the purchase of conservation easements or fee simple acquisition for the protection of encroachment on military installations within Joint Base San Antonio.
c. GSA Easement Properties: Assists in meeting all contractual/legal obligations, such as ensuring annual monitoring
of all properties and working with landowners to promote continuing good will and assist with stewardship objectives, as appropriate.
d. Fee Simple properties: Monitors all GSA fee lands, assessing each property for liabilities, changes, encroachments, and need for stewardship work, developing management plans as needed.
e. Land Stewardship activities, events and landowner outreach
f. Organizes and maintains secure records of all Land Conservation documents, photos, and correspondence in keeping with standards of the Land Trust Alliance and Accreditation Commission.

Essential Qualifications
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in field related to land conservation such as natural resource management, biology, environmental science, geography, community and regional planning
• 3-5 years professional workforce experience in related fields and a demonstrated understanding of and personal dedication to the conservation goals of Green Spaces Alliance
• Familiarity with regional conservation issues and the basics of real estate / property transactions
• Skills in establishing, managing, and maintaining collaborative working relationships
• Excellent interpersonal communication, persuasive writing, and critical thinking skills; experience with
public speaking is preferred.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
• Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
• Valid Class “C” driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications
 Skilled in ArcGIS software, GPS and map-making
 Professional experience or advanced degree in natural resource management, environmental science,
geography, planning, ecology, and/or real estate
 Professional experience working for a conservation organization or land trust
 Physical ability and willingness to work outdoors

For the complete job announcement and list of duties and desired qualifications, visit: https://greensatx.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Director-of-Conservation-and-Stewardship.pdf?09ce1d&09ce1d 

Please submit cover letter and resume to info@greensatx.org 

 

Texas Ag Land Trust

San Antonio, TX

Position: Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of the Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT) announces an exciting opportunity to join TALT as its new Chief Executive Officer and lead the organization into its next phase of growth and development. TALT is a non-profit organization (501c3) whose mission is to conserve the open space, wildlife habitats, and natural resources of the agricultural lands of Texas. Founded in 2007 by leaders from three statewide agricultural and wildlife/hunting organizations, TALT holds conservation easements on 227,000 acres, making it the largest Texas-based land trust and among the top 15 non-national land trusts in the country. Based in San Antonio, TALT works statewide with a staff of 8 and is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors.

Position summary
The Chief Executive Officer provides leadership, management and supervision to the staff and support to the Board while articulating the organizational vision and building momentum for driving outstanding results in fulfilling TALT’s mission. The CEO will represent TALT in the agricultural, wildlife management, landowner and conservation communities, and serving as a respected authority on land conservation issues.
Relationships The Chief Executive Officer will report to the Board of Directors through its chairman, Charles
Davidson. The Chief Executive Officer will manage the office and staff, also working with TALT Board members, TALT Board members, landowners, donors, foundations, conservation and land trust organizations, and other partners.

Primary responsibilities
• Serve as TALT’s primary leader, setting strategic direction and execution and managing staff and operations.
• Work closely with the Board of Directors and ensure that their leadership and participation is effectively employed and supported.
• Work with state and federal legislators and agency representatives, and other policymakers, and on developing appropriate public policy initiatives for the Board’s approval.
• Represent the organization and leverage its profile in its constituent communities and with the public.
• Drive TALT’s progress toward its land conservation goals by developing and maintaining relationships with landowners and their professional advisors; managing the project pipeline; developing appropriate funding strategies; and coordinating interactions with organizational
partners.
• Ensure that appropriate risk management and analysis procedures are in place to protect TALT’s long-term easement stewardship responsibilities.
• Lead the development and execution of an effective financial strategy and oversee resource deployment in support of TALT’s strategic priorities.
• Build strategic relationships with private and public funding sources and lead donor identification and stewardship initiatives.
• Recruit, manage, and mentor top-quality staff members who are committed to the TALT mission.

Ideal experience
• Education: This job requires at least the organizational, analytical, and communications skills normally acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree or professional certification in a relevant field would be a valuable addition.
• Work experience: At least eight years in a comparable position, including proven ability to lead a small staff and fully support executive management and/or board members.
Experience with a non-profit organization, particularly in conservation or a related field, would be a plus but is not required.
• Knowledge of the state of Texas and its private working land heritage, and an appreciation of its open spaces and the challenge of urbanization, would be ideal; knowledge of the culture and economics of ranching, wildlife management, hunting, and agriculture, with an
understanding of the concerns of legacy landowners, is preferred.
• Proven expertise in developing financial strategies, including a successful track record in fundraising with individual donors, foundations, and corporations, is essential.
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communications skills, with an evident passion for working lands conservation and the ability to communicate TALT’s vision and mission as well as complex concepts and strategies are required.
• Proven relationship/interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop meaningful working relationships across a range of audiences from board members and staff to landowners, donors, and policymakers.

For a full position description, and information on how to apply, visit: www.txaglandtrust.org