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Join Our Team: Conservation Manager Position Opening

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We’re hiring! Kestrel is currently seeking another addition to our dedicated team.

Kestrel Land Trust, an accredited regional land trust, seeks a full-time Conservation Manager to join our staff of professionals to help conserve the forests, farms, waterways, parks, and mountains of the Connecticut River Valley. The successful candidate will be passionate about protecting land, and balance initiative, dedication, and problem-solving skills with a desire to work constructively with the many landowners, partners, and communities that Kestrel serves.

The Conservation Manager’s primary responsibility is to identify and pursue land conservation real estate projects in collaboration with our Conservation Team, and as guided by Kestrel’s Strategic Plan. Tasks will include responding to inquiries, evaluating properties on-site and via GIS mapping, working with landowners, community partners and professional service providers, applying for public and private funding sources to support projects, successfully closing projects, and managing project files and records. Given the variety of Kestrel’s conservation projects and the local landscape, opportunities to develop one or more areas of specialization within the position are possible, given a candidate’s background, experience, or personal interests.

Review and download the detailed job description here.

We seek candidates who are interested in working 40 hours/week. Use of a personal vehicle will be necessary to access designated work locations. Applications will be accepted until September 10, 2022, and interviews will begin after that date. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications to Mark Wamsley, Conservation Director, at


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