The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world. The Conservancy's Georgia Chapter, with a main office in Atlanta, field offices at Darien, Baxley, Cairo, Columbus, and Rome, and 15 Preserves around the state, is conserving the woods and waters of Georgia's magnificient coastline and great rivers, the amazing Fall Line sandhills, and the beautiful highlands and mountains of North Georgia.
The Land Protection Coordinator works in the Atlanta office providing analytical, administrative, and project-management support to program staff including managers, attorneys, scientists, and land stewards. Duties include managing the Conservancy's internal approval process for land transactions, writing reports and proposals, creating maps, documenting financial transactions, coordinating contract assistance for real estate due diligence, and performing/coordinating recordkeeping. The Land Protection Coordinator reports to the Director of Land Protection, and as necessary may assist the Director, and other land protection staff in field offices, on field reconnaissance tasks and landowner outreach.
Desired Skills & Experience (education and years of experience, key competencies)
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a natural resources or business management field and 2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination. Some exposure to both natural resources science and real estate transactions, whether in education or work experience, is preferred. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software, good writing and organization skills, ability to work independently and with teams, ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks, and excellent interpersonal relationship skills. A working knowledge of the ecology of the southeastern U.S. is plus.
How to apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 40854 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is February 27, 2013. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.