Conservation Project Associate

Colorado Open Lands (COL) is a dynamic statewide land trust that has worked to conserve over half a million acres of critical land and water resources across Colorado. We focus our work in priority landscapes and take pride in our community-based approach. We are large enough to be a highly professional team with incredible support and resources, but small enough to be flexible and efficient. COL seeks a motivated Conservation Project Associate to support our conservation project managers in working with landowners and public entities to achieve our goal of protecting 800,000 acres by 2025.

Position Summary: As a member of the acquisition team, the Conservation Project Associate will report to the Director of Conservation and will work closely with the team’s four project managers to support conservation easement projects throughout Colorado. Primary responsibilities include drafting conservation easements, performing project due diligence, complying with record-keeping standards, and managing other tasks essential to complete conservation easement transactions. Each project manager will be responsible for landowner outreach and initial project development, while this position will be responsible for supporting the project manager and transitioning the landowner relationship to manage project implementation. The position is based in our Lakewood, Colorado office and will involve occasional statewide travel and regular communication with landowners and team members in rural areas. If you are passionate about private land/water conservation, can communicate with a variety of people, have an eye for detail, possess the fortitude for project management, and can tolerate a supervisor with a penchant for puns, this is the job for you.

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