Land Trusts are Hiring!

As of February 19, 2018, here are announcements for open positions with land trusts. Check them out below!

CTNC Diversity in Conservation Internship Program

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) is excited to offer nine paid summer internships that introduce college students and recent graduates to conservation careers through our Diversity in Conservation Internship Program (DCIP).Partnering with the United States Forest Service and Land Trust Alliance, this program introduces promising students and recent graduates to careers in conservation and connects conservation organizations to potential employees. Interns are placed with host organizations for full-time, paid summer internships that provide hands-on opportunities to gain the skills and experiences necessary for a successful career in conservation.

This program seeks to engage applicants from underrepresented communities in conservation careers. According to the recent Green 2.0 report from the University of Michigan, members of these groups are of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, and Native American background.

Preference is given to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate/professional students. Read testimonials from the 2017 Diversity in Conservation Internship Program participants!

CTNC currently has nine available positions at host sites across the state and in Virginia. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018, but host sites often hire before the deadline. Submit your application today!

CTNC NC Youth Conservation Corps Field Assistant

The Field Assistant will work as part of a highly motivated team to manage all aspects of the NCYCC field program. The Field Assistant will start out in Vermont working closely with VYCC Program Staff to gain a full understanding of the program mission, goals, and processes of the VYCC Conservation Program. This may include but is not limited to areas such as Field Staff hiring, training, and supervision, Corps Member recruitment, and work project management.
The Field Assistant will make preseason visits to North Carolina to assist with the development of work projects. After Crew Leader training the Field Assistant will transition to North Carolina to provide field supervision to the crews which will comprise the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps.

During the field season, the Field Assistant will train and support these crews, supervise Crew Leaders, respond to urgent situations, and manage complex logistics all the while inspiring Crew Leaders and Corps Members as a confident leader. The Field Assistant must possess exceptional communication and time management skills, the ability to effectively juggle competing priorities, follow through with multiple on-going responsibilities, and have a strong desire to take on an active role in a dynamic organization. Post-program, Field Assistant will play an active role in administrative duties including reporting and data management.

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CTNC NC Youth Conservation Corps Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will work as part of a highly motivated team to manage all aspects of the NCYCC field program including: field staff hiring and supervision, crew support, Corps Member recruitment and hiring and work project management.

During the pre-season months, the Program Coordinator will assist with NCYCC Project Development and Partner Relationships, Crew Leader recruitment and hiring, Corps Member recruitment and hiring, and help plan and prepare for all aspects of the NCYCC Conservation Program field season.

During the field season, the NCYCC Program Coordinator serves as front-line field support for crews, providing supervision and evaluation of Crew Leaders, training and educational sessions for Crew Leaders and Corps Members, and additional logistical support. The NCYCC Program Coordinator must possess exceptional time management skills, the ability to effectively manage competing priorities, be open to ongoing training related to the organization’s systems and high performance expectations, follow through with multiple on-going responsibilities, and have a strong desire to take a leadership role in a dynamic and challenging a statewide conservation work and education program.

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Piedmont Land Conservancy Accountant and Office Manager

The Business Manager is the primary staff person charged with PLC’s financial management. This is a part-time position that reports to the Executive Director. The position is anticipated to require 20-25 hours per week.

Primary Job Responsibilities
1. Management of PLC’s financial systems including:

a. Quickbooks
b. Payroll
c. Bill Pay
d. Deposits
e. Tax Related Items
f. Reconciliation of Bank Statements

2. Prepare and present relevant financial information to PLC’s Board of Directors, Finance
Committee and staff.
3. Coordinate with PLC’s outside auditors to provide necessary information for the annual
audit.
4. Assist with office management tasks as needed.
5. Assist PLC staff in outreach and fundraising efforts as applicable.

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Piedmont Land Conservancy Capital Campaign Coordinator

The Capital Campaign Coordinator is the primary staff person charged with supporting PLC’s Board, staff and volunteers in an upcoming multi-million dollar capital campaign to help conserve one of the Piedmont’s most unique properties. This is a temporary, full-time position that reports to the Executive Director. The position is anticipated to last 18-24 months.

Primary Job Responsibilities
1. Manage all aspects of the PLC Campaign including but not limited to: tracking volunteer solicitations, preparing volunteers and staff for all solicitation calls, preparing regular reports for staff and volunteers outlining updates on Campaign progress, and providing general support and management of the campaign.
2. Coordinate activities of the PLC board, Campaign volunteers, PLC Development staff and others as they relate to campaign planning and implementation.
3. Schedule and coordinate campaign meetings, working committees, cultivation events, and any other meetings and events related to the campaign.
4. Prepare campaign materials and correspondences: files, lists, meeting notifications, agendas, minutes, and other follow-up materials promised at the meetings; prospect and donor research, records, acknowledgements and reports.
5. Coordinate orientation of new board members and campaign volunteers as needed to update on campaign planning and implementation.
6. Conduct research to compile profile information on individual, corporate, foundation and other prospects.
7. Maintain and update a campaign calendar of scheduled activities, and send weekly reports to key individuals and consultants.
8. Record and transcribe notes of all significant campaign-related communications, and those with volunteer leaders, board members, and other stakeholders.
9. Organize and maintain thorough and accurate computer and hard copy filing systems for all PLC campaign activities.
10. Develop and collect campaign-related materials including on-line research, queries, newspaper articles on potential donors, etc.
11. Serve as liaison between campaign counsel, campaign leadership and PLC staff.
12. Perform the above and any other duties necessary for effective and efficient campaign planning, management and implementation.

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