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Conservation Project Manager

Essex County Greenbelt Association

Essex, MA

Nat. Resources/ Restoration
Outreach/ Advocacy
Planning/ Land Use

Skill Level: Mid Level

Position Type: Full Time

~ Greenbelt, Essex County's Land Trust, is the most effective champion of land conservation, working to conserve the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes throughout the region. ~

Greenbelt advances its mission through three areas of operation: 

  • Land Conservation: Greenbelt's Land Conservation staff can help familiarize you with the most common options and work with you to find a solution that meets your needs.
  • Land Stewardship: The Stewardship staff is responsible for maintaining public access to many of our owned properties.
  • Community Engagement: Greenbelt is a regional land trust that recognizes that most land conservation initiative begins at the grass roots, community level. 

Position Overview  

Greenbelt seeks a full time (40 hrs/week) land conservation project manager to support our land conservation program. This position is to be located at Greenbelt's headquarters at the Cox Reservation in Essex, MA. 


The individual will: 

  • Work closely with Greenbelt's Director and Assistant Director of Land Conservation, and Conservation Planner on project research tasks, landowner cultivation and follow up, community outreach, coordinating acquisition due diligence (including title exams, surveys, environmental reports, and appraisals), drafting and submitting state conservation land tax credit applications and the like, grant-writing, and baseline documentation reports;
  • Represent Greenbelt at frequent evening and weekend events, meetings and other forums;
  • Have extensive interaction with Greenbelt's Land Stewardship staff and GIS Manager, as well as development and administrative staff; and
  • Be the lead organizer of Greenbelt's annual conservation conference.

Required Qualifications 

  • BA/BS or higher in a relevant field (law, conservation, environmental studies, planning or natural resources, or realtor training);
  • 3-4 years experience in land conservation or related field (volunteer experience considered), real estate/planning/legal experience a plus;
  • Strong technological skills (MS Office, GIS required, File Maker Pro desirable);
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently take initiative to accomplish required tasks and achieve objectives;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people;
  • Excellent organizational, project management and written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Knowledge or experience related to documents pertaining to real estate transactions, such as deeds, title reports, purchase contracts, appraisals, surveys, etc.;
  • Willingness to represent Greenbelt at events; interact with a wide variety of people; and promote the mission and work of the organization;
  • Possess and maintain a valid MA driver's license and willingness to use a personal vehicle for work-related travel (with mileage reimbursement);
  • Knowledge or experience related to conservation land management and stewardship, such as: drafting land management plans; producing baseline documentation; and
  • Ability to read and understand maps and orient oneself and be comfortable traveling on foot in sometimes rough and dense forested conditions and on large rural properties. 

Compensation: Salary range is competitive and will be based on qualifications and will include benefits. 

To Apply 

Please click below: "Apply Now Online!" to email your resume and a cover letter (pdf format preferred) by November 30.

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