Director of Land Acquisition – Montana

American Prairie
Job Category
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
JOB PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this position is to oversee and direct all aspects of land acquisition toward fulfillment of the mission in alignment with organizational goals. Oversight and direction are accomplished through personal initiative, internal team collaboration and partnership with our highly experienced, tenured team of brokerage and legal contractors. On a day-to-day basis, this role focuses on identification and cultivation of acquisition opportunities and stewardship of relationships with landowners, area neighbors, and agencies or other entities instrumental to land purchases and management. The land team, led by this position, is responsible for strategic planning, identifying and analyzing acquisition opportunities, structuring purchase offers, negotiating, and closing acquisitions. In close collaboration with and under the direction of Executive Leadership, this role manages aspects of land management that include property leases, water rights, and land monetization opportunities and programs.
Required: Enthusiasm for and positive representation of American Prairie’s mission, values, goals, and culture. Sound judgment with a high level of integrity to execute decisions with significant mission impact, and the ability and experience to balance the company's strategic goals with its risk tolerance in a changing acquisition landscape. Five plus years of related professional experience such as real estate, resource/land management, finance or other relevant area. Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to proactively work toward solutions or new approaches and productively navigate conflict. Exceptional interpersonal skills with a strong desire to engage with others demonstrating authenticity, diplomacy, professionalism and tact. Ability to build and manage productive working relationships with individuals and groups with diverse or divergent interests and beliefs. Excellent written and verbal communication including strong presentation skills and the ability to skillfully articulate strategy and recommendations and to communicate American Prairie’s unique vision to the public. Proactive self-starter who demonstrates a high degree of initiative, and resilience. GIS systems awareness and comprehension. Proficient with current technology devices and software including cloud-based software for organizing, storing, and creating documents and spreadsheets or working in databases. Ability to work evenings, weekends or other non-traditional work hours as needed. Ability to travel frequently, generally driving within Montana. Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Preferred: BA/BS degree in management, finance, real estate, resource/land management or other relevant area. Local real estate knowledge. Non-profit or mission driven professional experience. Knowledge of natural resource management and best practices. Basic GIS technical experience.
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