New England Program Manager

The New England Program Manager position offers an exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in the land conservation community. The successful candidate must have working knowledge or previous experience working with land trusts and the ability to build and sustain close, working relationships with diverse stakeholders in the context of complex regional conservation and land use issues. Coordinating with state association partners is an essential responsibility, as the position focuses on partnering with them to strengthen the land trust community in the region.

The Program Manager is primarily responsible for developing, managing and delivering Alliance programs and services to strengthen and support more than 300 Alliance member land trusts in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. She/he will be responsible for the delivery and evaluation of a suite of tools and resources to land trusts, such as training and mentoring programs, one-on-one technical coaching and assistance, targeted capacity building, and financial assistance through grantmaking. A small percentage of time will also be allocated to conducting similar activities in New York State in support of the Alliance’s New York program. She/he will strategically work with consultants and/or partners to provide trainings and a high level of expertise in such areas as strategic planning, fundraising, climate change, community conservation and strategic conservation planning.