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LAND COORDINATOR

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

file1-3Weeks Bay Foundation, a nationally accredited land trust, is looking to hire a new Land Coordinator. The Land Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for overseeing all land protection projects, monitoring, and restoration efforts for land projects.

  RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Executive Director and Land Acquisition Committee (LAC) chairman to pursue new potential projects for conservation value and feasibility, and complete due diligence activities and documentation for all transactions.
  • Present potential projects to the LAC and the Board.
  • Communicate with landowners, realtors, and other agents during and after the land transactions.
  • Ensure that all land transactions meet Land Trust Alliance (LTA) Standards and Practices and work with Executive Director to ensure that Foundation land operations meet LTA accreditation requirements.
  • Perform annual monitoring on all Foundation properties and easements.
  • Work with the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) to prioritize acquisitions that add to the Reserve and other collaborative projects.
  • IMG_3663Coordinate with volunteers and partners for restoration and enhancement activities.
    • Forever Wild
    • National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF)
    • Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
    • GulfCorps Program
    • Other Partnership efforts
  • Communicate with the general public about the importance of land conservation and effective land management.
  • Work with partners and colleagues at local, regional, and federal level (including but not limited to the following):
    • Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation – Executive Committee
    • Mobile Bay NEP – Community Resources Committee
    • Weeks Bay Reserve Advisory Committee
    • Weeks Bay Reserve MAT
    • GulfCorps Program Partner
    • National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA) Friends Group
    • Forever Wild
    • AL Coastal Cleanup – Recycling Partnership
    • Weeks Bay Watershed Management Plan Implementation Stakeholder Group

QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES

The Foundation is seeking a candidate who:

  • Is a self starter.
  • Is an outstanding communicator with the ability to motivate others.
  • Is scientifically literate and committed to conservation and natural.
  • Is naturally curious and an active.
  • Works collaboratively.

This position requires:

  • A minimum of three years of experience.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent education & related.
  • Effective land management experience.
  • Experience in public speaking/public.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

This position prefers:

  • Experience with Arc GIS, or other land mapping software.
  • Knowledge of native and invasive flora and fauna of the Gulf region.
  • Ability to safely operate small power equipment such as chainsaws.
  • Real estate transaction experience.

Salary & Benefits:

 Starting salary $45,000 or negotiable based on experience, company paid health insurance, 401K match and paid time off.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To Apply: Applications due by March 15, or until filled.

Please send cover letter and resume – with subject line: Land Coordinator Position – to Connie Whitaker at connie@weeksbay.org. 

ABOUT WEEKS BAY FOUNDATION

The Weeks Bay Foundation was incorporated in 1990 as a non-profit organization to support the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in its efforts to conserve the pristine coastal area of Baldwin County, Alabama. In 2009, the Foundation became a Nationally Accredited Land Trust. With the support of members, generous donors and event sponsors, the Foundation has protected – through a combination of conservation easements, land donations, and purchases – more than 7,000 acres of coastline in Baldwin and Mobile counties from development.