Land Acquisition Program Manager (Rising Waters) – Sonoma Land Trust

Ready to apply your skills or interest in habitat protection and restoration, program management or regional planning? Want to be part of a talented, deeply committed, and national award-winning conservation organization? Then please read on! Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) is looking for a person with experience in managing regional conservation programs in coastal or bay environments. This program is focused on the unique San Pablo Baylands of Sonoma County with its tidal marshes, rivers, wetlands, and farmland bisected by major highway, rail, and utility corridors that are threatened by sea level rise. SLT is looking for candidates with a passion, commitment or understanding of this complex type of ecosystem and landscape. SLT serves a diverse audience with broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, and orientations. We encourage applications from candidates who reflect and value the audiences and populations we serve.

The Land Acquisition Program Manager plays a key role in advancing the Rising Waters Focal Strategy in our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, a highly visible, multi-faceted program of state and national significance for the implementation of natural climate solutions. The Program Manager reports to the Director of Community Conservation and works closely with the stewardship and public policy teams to deliver our sea level rise resilience strategies for Sonoma County. In particular, the Program Manager leads the acquisition of properties in the San Pablo Baylands region, which includes the watersheds of the Petaluma River and lower Sonoma Creek.

You are encouraged to apply if you have:
• Experience in developing, negotiating, and completing conservation real estate transactions and
managing projects or programs at a regional scale.
• Proven success in securing funding from public agencies and philanthropic sources.
• Background in environmental studies, natural resources management, or conservation planning.

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