Land Conservation Project Manager

The Conservation Project Manager is a full-time employee working under the supervision of the Vice President for Conservation who is responsible for managing land conservation transactions, including the acquisition of donated and purchased conservation easements and land for long-term ownership. This position involves direct service to landowners and community groups, assisting in the selection and execution of various conservation strategies. The Project Manager is responsible for communicating and negotiating easement terms with landowners and partners, preparing grant applications, adhering to grant agreements, presenting projects to financial supporters and the general public, and coordinating multi-party transactions through to a successful closing. Depending upon applicant expertise, there is a strong preference that this position be focused on the pursuit and management of farmland conservation projects, requiring the employee to engage in active outreach with farmers and farmland owners, work closely with farm conservation funders and manage state and federal NRCS grant awards. UVLT staff are returning to on-site work after remote and hybrid arrangements. This position will be located at UVLT’s office building in Hanover, NH and work is focused in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire.