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Please note: applications for the Conservation Project Manager position are no longer being accepted at this time.

Conservation Project Manager
Do you believe that all people should have equal access to natural spaces? Are you an organized project manager who is a data person but also a people person? Do you seek a job where your voice matters, your ideas are heard, and your efforts are needed?  Do you seek a job where you will continue to expand your perspective as you learn from others in environmental fields and use that learning to collaborate with others?

We're looking for a person like you to be our next Conservation Project Manager. The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) has been awarded a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant to work with partners on both sides of the Taconic Range in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut to conserve over $8 million of land and to conduct land management projects to improve habitats and water quality. You will work closely with land trust and not for profit partners, NRCS staff, landowners and the community on all aspects of this project. Use your skills, experience, and creativity to coordinate and help move all the projects forward and reach new landowners. Whether you are already familiar with NRCS grants or need to learn a new skill set, you will need to work closely within the NRCS grant system in all of its complexities and glory. Become a valued member of our growing team and help advance this exciting partnership.

Passion for, experience in, and understanding of land conservation including conservation easements and real estate are a must.

This is a permanent full-time position with a competitive salary. Flexible hours. Paid sick and vacation time. Health Insurance, FSA, Dental and 401k. This position will occasionally require participation in prescheduled evening and weekend meetings. Some travel will be required. Attendance at the annual Land Trust Alliance Rally (4 days in the fall of each year) is strongly encouraged.

Target start date: May 15, 2022.

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Please note: applications for the Conservation Project Manager position are no longer being accepted at this time.

How to Apply
Please submit a statement of interest & resume to
. If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about the position or the application process, please reach out to Jim Bonesteel or RPA staff at (518) 712-9211.  All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.


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