Northampton, MA (Boston, MA may be considered)
Type of Job
Commensurate with experience, location dependant
Jul 7, 2021
About the job
The Conservation Coordinator provides administrative, project management, communications, and other general assistance to conservation and science program staff working toward the achievement of program goals. This role gathers and manages conservation information, participates in conservation team planning, administers grants and contracts, maintains project records, and provides administrative support. This may include collecting, assembling, and analyzing data, communicating with project managers and conservation partners, and managing annual tax exemptions payments for our land holdings around the state. The Conservation Coordinator also responds to landowner inquiries, produces maps using GIS software, and assists in the production of reports. This role will initially support the land conservation team but may assist other teams as needs change and the position evolves.
This is a part-time position (21 hours/week) which could potentially be expanded to full-time (35 hours/week) if future funding allows. This position will ideally be based in Northampton, MA though Boston may be considered.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
· Manage and coordinate all aspects of land acquisition projects: respond to landowner inquiries, research and screen potential projects, assemble and analyze data, conduct property inspections, coordinate with partners, perform acquisition due diligence and vendor contracting, coordinate with TNC Legal, Finance, Development, and Stewardship Programs, and obtain TNC corporate project approvals.
· Maintain project database and ensure data is current and compliant. Generate project statistics.
· File for tax exemption for TNC land holdings in Massachusetts.
· Schedule and facilitate team meetings and support annual planning and budgeting processes.
· Create GIS maps and analyses for projects and funding proposals. Maintain MA GIS protected lands data layer, working with the state agency to incorporate new TNC protected land into statewide open space GIS data.
· Research and identify grant funding opportunities and solicit and write grant proposals to fund conservation projects. Support private fundraising.
· Administer grants/other funding sources; coordinate with grant recipients to ensure adherence to relevant TNC SOPs and any pertinent federal and/or state requirements.
· Coordinate with partners and support public policy initiatives to amplify TNC impact.
· Communicate Program approach, outcomes, and successes with internal and external audiences, and contribute to marketing and fundraising materials.
· Manage multiple projects and associated tasks, setting and meeting regular deadlines and communicating effectively.
· Prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments; duties are performed according to instructions or established practices and supervisor will resolve any problems or questions.
· Regular travel within Massachusetts and regionally, as needed. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations.
· Makes day-to-day decisions as delegated by the supervisor. Supervises no staff but may oversee and direct work of volunteers or interns.
- Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
- Experience coordinating multiple projects.
- Experience with ArcGIS software.
- Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means. Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively.
- Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
- Must have valid driver's license.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
- Interest and ability in incorporating a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens when communicating and decision-making.
- Project management skills including project design, implementation, leadership, and collaboration.
- Proven organizational and administrative skills. Ability to pay close attention to project details while being outcome driven.
- Ability to coordinate project information, populate databases, create reports and produce manual files.
- Demonstrated ability to produce tangible results, problem solve, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources, and work independently.
- Grant writing and budgeting experience appreciated.
- Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.
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