East Texas Program Director – Houston, TX or surrounding area

Agency
Texas Land Conservancy
Location
East Texas - Located in Houston or surrounding
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Competitive salary commensurate with experience and background plus benefits.
Start Date
03/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/05/2021
Website
https://texaslandconservancy.org/
Description
Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) land trust formed in 1982 dedicated to conserving land in Texas to benefit wildlife and to protect examples of our natural and cultural heritage. TLC works with private landowners to conserve properties that contain wildlife habitat, with unique ecological characteristics, or represent undisturbed eco-types. TLC currently monitors over 130 properties throughout Texas totaling over 112,000 acres. This position reports to the Executive Director, is part of a four-person conservation and stewardship department, and is responsible for TLC work in East Texas. Specific responsibilities will include: Responsibilities: 1) Stewardship a) Monitor TLC’s conservation easement and fee simple properties including GPS and photo documentation of each visit b) Coordinate site visits with landowners c) Create a written summary report of each visit 2) Preserve Management a) Develop management plans for TLC preserves in the region b) Implement appropriate management on TLC preserves c) Coordinate/lead volunteer workdays i) Requires weekend work; average of one weekend/month d) Coordinate with contractors as appropriate 3) Outreach a) Build relationships with donors, businesses, volunteers, and area naturalist groups b) Create/manage regular TLC events, including public access to preserves, happy hours, tabling, etc. i) Expectation of quarterly events on preserves 4) Project Evaluation and Recommendations a) Evaluate new projects including site visits and documentation of each visit b) Respond to inquiries from private landowners regarding conservation easements 5) Baseline Reports a) Write baseline reports for new acquisitions properties b) Includes extensive GIS mapping c) Flora/Fauna inventories Application procedure: Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Mark Steinbach, Executive Director, Texas Land Conservancy (mark@texaslandconservancy.org). Applications will be accepted through February 5, 2021
Qualifications
1) A BS degree and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience in land conservation or natural resources field. Advanced degree preferred. 2) Ability to maintain strong working relationships with landowners 3) MUST be proficient in ArcGIS software, map creation, and GPS use. 4) MUST know Texas Flora and Fauna with emphasis on Pineywoods region 5) Knowledge of prescribed burning, land management, and wildlife census techniques preferred. 6) Excellent oral and written communication skills required. 7) Applicants must have strong people skills and the ability to occasionally work in sensitive situations. 8) EXTENSIVE travel with frequent overnight trips throughout East Texas is required. 9) Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Contact Person
Mark Steinbach
Contact Phone
5123016363
Contact eMail
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