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COLT is seeking an Oregon Agricultural Land Easement Program Coordinator to work closely with land trusts and staff at the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to ensure successful farm and ranch protection projects through two federal programs: the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ALE) & the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
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Oregon Agricultural Land Easement Program Coordinator
Status: Full time
Location: Portland, OR, with time shared between the NRCS office and the COLT office
Reports to: Conservation Program Manager
Benefits: COLT provides a competitive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage, generous paid time-off, half-day Fridays in the summer months, a retirement plan with employer matching program, an annual bicycle/alternative transportation stipend, and a professional development allowance.
The Oregon Agricultural Land Easement Program Coordinator is a newly-funded position for Oregon, with the potential to greatly increase conservation of working lands and the fish and wildlife habitat they provide.
We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, eager learner, and excellent communicator who is willing to dive into an important federal program designed to prevent the conversion of our most important agricultural lands. This position provides exposure to conservation projects across Oregon’s diverse lands and relationship-building with land trusts, landowners and agency partners.
The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of managing complex projects, and an interest or experience in conservation or working with farmers and ranchers. This position will primarily be based in Portland with time shared between the NRCS office and the COLT office.
To apply, please submit a PDF of your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Agricultural Land Easement Program (ALE) Coordinator” as the subject line. Your cover letter should explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position, your commitment to COLT’s mission, and your demonstrated cultural competence with people of diverse races, ages, genders, abilities, and economic backgrounds.
We will begin reviewing applications December 6.