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Land Conservation Director

Reno NV

DUTIES: Ability to successfully coordinate and direct large field program and identify priorities; Ability to direct and support long-term stewardship planning on a large scale (10,000+ acres); Ability to develop and manage staff effectively and efficiently, laying out schedules well in advance and adapting as necessary; Ability to identify shortfalls, anticipate potential problems and improve operations and efficiencies; Ability to help grow existing staff into increasing responsibilities; Ensure Managers work closely with various staff and contractors for successful implementation of plans and project development; Coordinate regularly with other Directors and staff to ensure open lines of communication are being promoted; and Ensure metrics established in WBCs strategic plan are being met, adapt as necessary. Development and implementation of a program specific strategic plan. Work closely with staff, Board and associated committees to ensure information is being shared and effectively communicated;  Directly supervise Land Manager and Field Manager for successful implementation of stewardship plans and field activities; Provide support to Managers to ensure “Best practices” are being identified and implemented; Ensure water use and land activities are implemented in the most effective and efficient manner; and Work closely with land owners, lessees, Federal and State Agencies to effectively implement stewardship plans. Develop and maintain an annual budget for all field activities; Oversight of all field tools and equipment including fleet and tractors; and Ensure Managers are following procurement and expense protocols.  


QUALIFICATIONS M.S. degree in natural resources, land management, land planning or similar field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Experience in natural resource planning and policy development; Min. 7 years in a conservation management position with progressively increasing responsibility; Min. 7 years of experience in employee management; Highly independent, proactive and entrepreneurial with experience developing and implementing large conservation projects; Experience with agriculture (farming/ ranching operations) and irrigation water conveyance systems: drip, sprinkler, flood, pumps (small and large irrigation); Experience working with conservation/environmental land management organizations and agencies at a management level; Previous experience in conservation, agriculture knowledge; Demonstrated organization, tracking and management experience required; Excellent communication skills, ability to clearly and concisely give direction; Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access;  


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Entry-level salary begins at $68k, final compensation weighed heavily by experience and qualifications. Excellent employee benefits package.


Please send cover letter and resume to: Amy Gladding Subject Line: Land Conservation Director. Full position description available at:

Posted June 7, 2018

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