POSITION TITLE: Associate Director for Land Stewardship
REPORTS TO: Director, Brandywine Conservancy
BASIC FUNCTION: Leads and manages the administration, monitoring and enforcement of Brandywine conservation and preservation easements, the stewardship and management of preserves and other fee-simple land, including its subsidiary, Penguin Court, Inc. Communicates and stewards relationships with owners of eased properties and landowners adjacent to Brandywine Conservancy owned land, as well as government officials and other partners. Promotes the use of innovative land management techniques to improve water quality and habitat restoration.
RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Director of the Brandywine Conservancy. Responsible for leadership and management of Easement Monitoring and Preserve Management, including Penguin Court, Inc.. Works regularly with the Associate Director of Land Conservation and Associate Director of Municipal Assistance. Serves as liaison with Director of Facilities regarding maintenance of buildings and structures on Brandywine-owned lands, as well as certain Campus natural resource areas. Works in partnership with the Director and other Brandywine Conservancy staff members on cooperative projects. Serves as a liaison with other institutions and conservation organizations.
1. Leads and manages Easement Monitoring and Preserve Management staff; oversees administration and enforcement of Brandywine Conservancy easements and stewardship of its preserves and fee-simple lands, including Penguin Court, Inc.; and, coordinates the Brandywine Conservancy new Landscape Leads Program of the Strategic Plan.
2. Bridges stewardship of Brandywine Conservancy lands with planning and management of eased properties, municipally-owned open space, and other large open space areas (HOAs, institutions, corporations, etc.). Utilizes and coordinates the expertise of Land Stewardship and Preserve Management staff; coordinates with the Associate Directors of Conservation and Municipal Assistance and utilizes the expertise of MAP and Conservation staff when appropriate.
3. Oversees development and implementation of management plans for Brandywine Conservancy owned lands. Works with Preserve Management Subcommittees as required.
4. Communicates regularly and stewards relationships with easement landowners regarding stewardship and/or monitoring/enforcement issues; and with landowners adjacent to Brandywine Conservancy -owned lands.
5. Contributes to newsletters, website and social media, as well as other Brandywine Conservancy publications. Participates in Brandywine Conservancy events and public relations activities through speeches to civic, governmental and other groups, and through publications.
6. Promotes and facilitates implementation of best management practices for the conservation of land, water, and biological resources.
7. Maintains positive contacts with real estate professionals, and other conservation representatives, local governments, regional, state and federal agencies to promote stewardship, land management and easement compliance and understanding.
8. Assists the Director in the preparation of the annual Brandywine Conservancy budget, reports and publications.
9. Responsible for leadership and management of staff and activities of Penguin Court, Inc., including preparation and management of annual budget and updates to the Management Plan.
10. Prepares project budgets; and manages expenditures consistent with adopted budget and coordinates with the Director to ensure staff meets personal project and income goals.
11. Assists other Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine Museum of Art staff and performs other duties as assigned.
12. Attends meetings of the Brandywine Conservancy and Laurels Committees as needed.
1. Exceptional interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, positive and energetic attitude and self-motivation.
2. Advanced degree in environmental science, ecology, law, regional planning, land planning, real estate, or related field.
3. At least 5 years practical experience with conservation easements, land and water stewardship, natural resource management, and/or land or resource planning.
4. Ability to resolve complex management and enforcement issues with diplomacy and tact.
5. Demonstrated ability to comprehend and interpret legal documents and maps.
6. Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
7. Demonstrated experience with MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and ArcView computer programs.
8. Exceptional written and oral communications skills, positive and energetic attitude and self-motivation.
9. Ability to devote such time as required to perform assigned functions, usual work hours and occasional night meetings and weekend work.
10. Frequent travel within Pennsylvania and northern Delaware and to other places as necessary.
11. Supervisory and personnel evaluation experience.
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