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Land Protection Manager

Albany, NY is preferred, but is negotiable within  

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it?  Welcome to The Nature Conservancy.  You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!


By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet.  We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities.  Our science community consists of a group of a experts who are leading the industry on multiple fronts to bring science, strategy and action together.


The Land Protection Manager coordinates and implements land protection work for the New York Division to protect habitat important for conserving biodiversity in the face of climate change, for carbon storage and sequestration, for water source protection, for climate adaptation, and for the many co-benefits provided to communities.  This includes using the full range of protection tools, including gift, easement, purchase, conservation brokerage and cooperative projects with federal, state, and local government, conservation organizations, and other partners as appropriate. 


The Manager will focus on real property conservation, including fielding land acquisition and land management questions from a host of individuals and organizations.  In addition to traditional land protection, the Land Protection Manager will work on developing innovative partnerships and methods for leveraging protection by other entities, such as helping to leverage impact capital/conservation investor capital for land protection and identifying creative ways to ensure long-term land/water protection outside of traditional fee purchases and conservation easements. 

The preferred work location for this position is Albany, NY, but is also negotiable within northern New York State.


The preferred candidate will be comfortable with both independent and team-based work, as well as duties that span from day to day coordination to long term project implementation.  We are looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and emotionally-intelligent go-getters who can manage and foster solid relationships externally and internally for lasting success.  We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.  


The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 

·     BA/BS, forestry, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management and real estate transactions, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·     Experience negotiating complex agreements. 

·     Experience in managing multiple, complex projects.

·     Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.

·     Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.

·     Experience in GIS.

·     Supervisory experience.

·     Valid Drivers’ License.


If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit http://www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #50404 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application, resume and cover letter by 11:59 PM EST on October 31,  2021, to be considered.  


The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture.  Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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Posted October 6, 2021

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