Jackson Hole Land Trust – Hiring Wind River Program Director – Dubois

Employment Opportunity WIND RIVER PROGRAM DIRECTOR Location: Dubois, Wyoming Supervisor: JHLT Director of Conservation Work Schedule: Full time Salary: Dependent upon experience Deadline for Submitting Applications: February 1, 2016 The Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1980 to preserve open space and the critical wildlife habitat, magnificent scenic vistas, and historic ranching heritage of Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. By working cooperatively with the owners of the area’s privately owned open lands, the Jackson Hole Land Trust has ensured the permanent protection of over 24,000 acres in and around Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Area. The Wind River Program office is based in Dubois, WY and focuses on Park, Fremont and Lincoln Counties. Position Description/Responsibilities: The Program Director oversees all aspects of a defined program area, provides strategic leadership and support for conservation planning work, and assists the Board of Directors, Executive Director and Director of Conservation in establishing overall conservation priorities for his/her program area. S/he serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and academic community for that area. S/he may play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program, including the development of organizational measures of success and key partnerships. The Program Director will manage and coordinate work groups (local volunteers and Jackson-based staff, as appropriate) which support and improve conservation efforts in the area and help grow the Wind River Program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust as an important conservation partner within the program area and the State of Wyoming. Key responsibilities include: • Administrative (15%) • Protection (50%) • Stewardship (30%) • Fundraising and Communication support, as needed (5%) QUALIFICATIONS: • BA/BS degree and 7+ years of experience in natural resource management, conservation practice, government relations and communications • Experience in partnership development with other organizations, such as community groups, professional organizations, government agencies, or the like • Experience developing and managing multiple projects and timelines and negotiating land deals • Experience with certain aspects of fundraising: donor identification and cultivation • Knowledge of current trends and strategies in conservation and land protection DUTIES: The duties of the Wind River Program Director will require the enthusiasm for and ability to: • Effectively communicate with a wide range of constituents, such as landowners, community leaders, corporate executives and government officials • Design, implement and direct multiple complex conservation real estate transactions, including such aspects as structuring, due diligence and negotiation • Set and meet deadlines and ensuring program accountability • Analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, implement creative “win-win” solutions and make sound decisions that will positively reflect on the organization as a whole • Resolve complex problems independently with minimal supervision • Complete annual monitoring of conservation easements held in Park and Fremont counties with support of Jackson-based staff, as needed • Work closely with Director of Conservation to enforce all conservation easements held by the Jackson Hole Land Trust in the Wind River program area • Communicate the mission of Wind River Program to diverse groups including landowners, community groups, agency partners, governmental officials, donors and board members FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY OVERSIGHT: • Make recommendations for real estate transactions which will bind the Jackson Hole Land Trust legally and financially • Lead work on protection projects in conjunction with Jackson-based staff, as needed. • Develop and work within a budget to complete projects, negotiate and contract vendors and monitor annual budget, as needed, to ensure appropriate spending limits. WORKING CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL EFFORT: • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines • Willingness to work long and sometimes irregular hours • Ability to perform tasks requiring moderate physical exertion, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult and sometimes hazardous terrain • Ability and willingness to travel frequently on short notice, sometimes on weekends (usually contained to northwest Wyoming, but occasionally further when needed) ** Application: Please send cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. (photo credit shutterstock/sharon day) #county10 #bootstrapped #sponsored #news #jobs