COSA Job Opening – Conservation & Recreation Program Manager, Colorado Spr ings, CO

Hello COSA Members,

Palmer Land Trust is hiring 2 new positions, please spread far and wide!

Conservation & Recreation Program Manager

Palmer Land Trust seeks a qualified and motivated individual to join our team to assist in developing strategic, innovative, and lasting conservation projects throughout the region. The Conservation and Recreation Program Manager (CRPM) will serve as the internal transaction lead for complex real estate transactions, supporting the Land Team on acquisition projects as needed. The CRPM will also be responsible for developing and implementing Palmer’s newly created Trail Program, designed to assist community efforts around finalizing two trails in the Pikes Peak Region, the Front Range Trail and the Ring the Peak Trail. Additionally, the CRPM will take the technical lead on acquisition projects to increase local public lands. The CRPM reports to the Conservation and Stewardship Director (CSD) and works as a part of a team to ensure Palmer’s mission is fulfilled to the highest standards.

Community Conservation Manager

The Community Conservation Manager serves as a representative to conservation stakeholders in Palmer’s service territory of Pueblo County and the Lower Arkansas Valley. Reporting to the Conservation Director, the Pueblo-based Community Conservation Manager will advance conservation, agricultural, and community-building projects that are of local, state, and national importance. Based out of the Pueblo office, the Community Conservation Manager’s primary responsibilities will include: growing community partnerships; conducting outreach with local leaders; increasing awareness through media coverage and storytelling of local food; being a local point of contact for farmers; and providing support for aspects of the project including due diligence, conservation easement transactions, and water exchanges. At the core of the position is managing relationships with a wide array of landowners, conservation partners, and community stakeholders. The position will be responsible for managing multiple outreach and community development aspects of the Bessemer Farmland Conservation Project and expanding and deepening Palmer’s presence in the community of Pueblo.

Salary range for both positions is $50,000 – 58,000 DOE. Palmer offers full time employees excellent benefits including: employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and generous paid time off and holiday observances. The position is based out of Palmer’s Colorado Springs office located in beautiful downtown, and in close proximity to ample recreation and open space opportunities.

Check out Palmer’s website for more info and for instructions on how to apply –

Amber Shanklin
Conservation and Stewardship Director
Palmer Land Trust
102 S. Tejon St, Suite 360
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.941.9502 (Work)
262.337.0779 (Cell)

Protecting southern Colorado’s lands for present and future generations

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