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Upstate Forever is seeking a Land Conservation Operations Associate to join our nationally accredited land trust. The Land Conservation Operations Associate plays an integral role in Upstate Forever's land conservation outreach and stewardship. This is a full-time position based out of our Greenville, SC office with remote work option and fieldwork throughout the 10-county region of Upstate South Carolina.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2021. No phone calls, please. Please find the complete job description and details below.
The Land Conservation Operations Associate reports to the Director of Land Conservation and assists with facilitating process duties for members of the Land Conservation (LC) Team: Outreach and Stewardship Programs. Regular office hours will be either from a remote location of choice, or optionally from Upstate Forever’s Greenville office. However, occasional trips to the Greenville office are required including for equipment checkout and in-person meetings. Also, please note the COVID policy information below.
The Land Conservation Operations Associate plays an integral role in Upstate Forever’s Outreach program, which works with willing landowners and partners, using a variety of conservation tools, including the conservation easement, to permanently protect rivers and streams, natural and scenic areas, farmland, and wildlife habitat in Upstate South Carolina. In addition, this role is responsible for visiting a limited number of properties throughout the ten-county region of Upstate South Carolina as part of our Stewardship program. The anticipated time divided between Outreach and Stewardship Program is 75% and 25%, respectively.
A conservation easement is a voluntary contract between a landowner and a qualified land trust, which provides the landowner the capacity to restrict certain land uses from occurring on their property. After a conservation easement is granted, the Stewardship Program then tracks any changes to the property relative to the conservation easement restrictions. The easement is permanent and remains with the land after a sale, donation, or inheritance. Applicants need no prior knowledge of conservation easements for consideration of this position.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2021. No phone calls, please.
COVID-19 precautions: To protect the safety of our employees in light of the recommendations from the State and Federal Governments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Upstate Forever is currently implementing additional safety protections. These protections include but are not limited to social distancing practices; the wearing of masks; frequent disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces; and limiting office access to employees, maintenance workers, and cleaning service workers.
DEI commitment: Upstate Forever is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are taking deliberate steps to build authentic community partnerships and cultivate new leaders at all levels of our organization — from our membership to our staff to our board — to ensure that we better represent the community we serve.
Upstate Forever is an equal opportunity employer.
Upstate Forever is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects the critical lands, waters, and unique character of Upstate South Carolina.