Oregon State Director

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is seeking a new Oregon State Director who is passionate and committed to TPL’s mission of conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

Founded in 1972, TPL protects land in and around U.S. cities, and pioneers national new land conservation techniques. TPL has helped conserve land for people in 47 states and 2 U.S. territories. Working out of more than 30 offices nationwide, TPL brings the strength of a national nonprofit to help local agencies, land trusts, and conservationists meet their conservation goals.

Guided by the organization’s mission and values, the OR State Director will support the Oregon state team in the cultivation of new, innovative projects and will establish the organizational mechanisms for their implementation. In addition, the State Director has the primary responsibility within Oregon for the coordination of TPL marketing, as well as prospecting for new programmatic investments and philanthropic opportunities.

Under the direction of the West Division Director and in close coordination with the Oregon State Advisory Council, the State Director will continue to guide the organization through the current economic environment demonstrating an entrepreneurial and creative approach in order to maintain a plentiful pipeline of future projects and build successful conservation programs.

The ideal candidate is a natural networker and a strong financial and people manager. S/he must be a diplomat with critical thinking and sound judgment abilities. In addition, the individual must possess initiative, energy, and the capacity to lead, mentor and inspire others.

A minimum of eight years relevant experience, including five years of managerial experience, fund-raising experience, familiarity with conservation real estate, land conservation policy issues, public finance techniques, and the foundation community; and an ability to travel and work flexible hours. Experience in land conservation and real estate strongly preferred. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

A full position profile can be found here: http://www.waldronhr.com/…_or_state_director.pdf

The Trust for Public Land is a progressive, equal opportunity employer and all candidates are encouraged to apply. Please address a cover letter and resume to Ed Rogan at the address below with the search code ON301.

Portland, Oregon
The Trust for Public Land
Ed Rogan