The Lancaster Conservancy is seeking an outgoing individual experienced in project development, database and spatial geodatabase management, and the management of a conservation easement portfolio. The Manager/Analyst works under the direct supervision of the SVP of Stewardship and is responsible for all aspects of stewardship project development, aspects of in-fee and conservation easement portfolio management, and the management of GIS and other tech operations for mapping, assessment, and analysis. Work will be performed in office and field.
• Bachelor’s degree in project management, GIS or related field (landscape design, geography, natural resources management, etc.). Master’s degree preferred.
• Demonstrated proficiency in project development and project management including grant writing and reporting, deed and zoning research, plan set development, permit applications, request for proposal development, and contract execution.
• Demonstrated proficiency with ArcGIS Desktop software and ArcGIS Pro along with ArcGIS Online and related suite of applications, including Web AppBuilder, Survey 123, and Field Maps.
• Demonstrated proficiency in using GIS for mapping, analyzing, inventorying, modeling, compiling and documenting data as well as transferring data between office and field including in real time and converting file types (such as CAD surveys to GIS shapefiles).
• Proficiency with mobile field data collection technology, including troubleshooting and supporting field-based teams.
• Proficiency in flying drones with FFA Part 107 license or willingness to acquire license within one year.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the Adobe Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop.
• Proficiency in managing GIS file structures and in creating and managing complex geodatabases.
• Experience managing a conservation easement portfolio and/or familiarity with the Land Trust Alliance’s re-accreditation standards as they relate to conservation easement programs.
• Demonstrated success in grant writing, grant management, and grant reporting including state and federal grants.
• Familiarity and comfort working with municipal, county, state, and federal agencies as well as contractors for collaborative opportunities, funding, permitting/regulations, and oversight.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including technical writing) and strong interpersonal skills; must have the ability to work successfully in groups and independently.
• Goal oriented, self-directed, and attentive to details, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
• Familiarity with land trusts, parks and recreation, or public lands management and displaying strong conservation ethics.
• Willingness to perform field work and the ability to hike long distances over varying terrain in all weather conditions, coupled with experience in orienteering using a map and compass as well as GPS devices.
• Experience providing for risk management including developing risk management plans (WFR/CPR/First Aid certification preferred)
• Experience with orienteering using a map and compass as well as GPS devices.
• Must be flexible with schedule and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Must possess a valid PA driver’s license and provide proof of compliance with PA child abuse background checks.