Land Protection Specialist
Valley Conservation Council (VCC) seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Land Protection Specialist to support land protection and stewardship activities. Please apply if you have relevant work experience, interest in taking ownership of a role in a self-starting environment, and a passion for land conservation.
Who We Are
Founded in 1990, VCC is a land trust and growing nonprofit committed to protecting open space and natural resources in 11 counties within the greater Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Throughout its history, VCC has helped to protect tens of thousands of acres of farmland, forests, open spaces, and historic landmarks, implementing conservation easements and other land conservation tools.
VCC’s service area includes the headwaters of both the James and Potomac rivers including the incomparable Allegheny Highlands. The Shenandoah Valley has a vibrant agricultural and recreational economy and an abundance of public lands. Four of Virginia’s most productive agricultural counties are located in the valley. Surrounded by Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, the region offers abundant opportunities for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and other recreational activities. For more information about our conservation work go to: www.valleyconservation.org
The Land Protection Specialist will report to the Director of Land Protection but is expected to be a self-starter and capable of managing projects/tasks independently. Ideal candidates are resourceful, conscientious professionals who do not mind wearing multiple hats and like rolling up their sleeves to get work done. They must commit to VCC’s mission and be excited about engaging with individuals and partners about land preservation in the Shenandoah Valley. The Land Protection Specialist will be a full-time wage position.
Stewardship: Support VCC’s land protection activities.
Land Protection: Support VCC’s easement acquisition programs.
Outreach: Support VCC’s member outreach.
While this description is a fair representation of the Land Protection Specialist position, there may be additional related responsibilities.
How to Apply
Interested applicants may email a cover letter, resume, and contact details for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. The position is open until filled. Interviews will begin on January 5, 2021.
(Posted 11/16/2020) VCC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept solicitations from job placement services.
Valley Conservation Council
P.O. Box 988
Staunton, VA 24402