Department: Land Protection
The Project Associate supports Project Managers in preserving critical open space and environmentally sensitive lands throughout the Northern Rockies.
Assists project staff in all phases of land acquisition projects and programmatic initiatives, including project research, initial outreach and negotiation, and coordination with title companies, appraisers, surveyors and other consultants.
Researches and identifies areas in which TPL’s assistance is needed, including research on land ownership, land use patterns, legal, political and economic issues related to conservation acquisitions.
Responds to inquiries by individuals, community groups and government agencies regarding projects.
Responsible for various administrative tasks.
Prepares graphic and written materials for presentations and other project related needs.
Outreach – attend community meetings, build relationships with advocacy partners, garner support for projects
Interacts on a limited basis with landowners, agency staff, community groups, partners and outside professionals.
Performs other relevant duties as necessary.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
1-2 years experience in a support position, or equivalent education.
Course work or experience in real estate, environmental studies, public policy, or related area.
Ability to balance sound business sense and judgment with a commitment to land preservation.
Superior written and oral communications skills.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work on complex projects.
Proficient with computers, graphics, and spreadsheets.
Experience with GIS, mapping and legal descriptions a plus.
Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently or as a team member as appropriate.
Ability to take initiative, make suggestions, be creative and solve problems.
Demonstrated commitment to open space and land preservation a plus.
Strong people skills, ease with of many types of personalities.
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