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Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz, CA, United States (on-site)
18 days ago
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz, California, United States (on-site)
18 days ago


The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County (Land Trust) seeks a highly collaborative, organized and mission-driven professional to manage a portfolio of priority and grantfunded projects associated with public access, habitat restoration, conservation planning, and working lands management. Projects include collaborative planning of a landscape linkage for wildlife between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Gabilan Range, planning and construction of our Community Harvest project at our Watsonville Slough Farm, building trail bridges at San Vicente Redwoods and an ADA trail at Antonelli Pond.  

This Manager is a member of the Stewardship Team and works closely with staff across all departments.  This job is a full time, permanent exempt position with excellent benefits and a great work environment. We offer a green commute stipend, professional development opportunities, staff events with great food and fun, and a kid-friendly and dog-friendly office. Work hours total 40 hours per week, occasionally including some evenings or weekends outside of the traditional office schedule. This is mostly an office-based position, with some time spent in the field.  The work location is flexible between the Land Trust office and remote if practical. 

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  • Manage contractors and key relationships to facilitate project
    • Coordinate and supervise consultants and construction contractors, contract documents, change orders, schedules, budgets, deliverables, and completion to ensure timely delivery of high-quality
    • Coordinate agency environmental review and permitting, ensure environmental compliance during construction projects, and ensure future reporting requirements are tracked for the operations phase.
    • Coordinate site visits with agencies, funders, staff, partners and contractors for inspection, compliance and marketing.
    • Coordinate with partners to leverage their capabilities and achieve project goals.  
  • Manage project schedules and milestones.
    • Manage the development of plans, grant reporting and
    • Keep projects on track, including contracting, schedules, deliverables and closeout.
    • Ensure timely delivery of highquality products.
    • Manage nonfinancial and financial elements of grant reporting and invoicing, including coordinating with project staff to generate content and administrative staff to deliver reports to funders.
    • Keep decision makers aware of the budget status and progress towards completion.
    • Lead the organization’s public grant compliance with prevailing wage and other requirements.
    • Advise staff leading grant seeking and grant writing, sharing lessons learned during implementation.
    • Support the preparation of grant proposals with program content and financial information.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Land Trust
    • Assist at events, meetings, and other operational needs
    • Other duties as assigned


 Required Knowledge, Skills, Ability & Experience

  • Enthusiasm for a dynamic workplace and the mission of the Land
  • Five years of professional experience in project management, construction management, environmental planning, natural resources, public lands access, or similar.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to sustain progress on multiple projects, each with many points of contact.
  • Excellent management skills, demonstrated by the ability to work with diverse collaborators, motivating them to produce high quality work within time and budget constraints.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
  • Enthusiasm for developing and maintaining clear and accurate
  • Ability to distil complex contracts into a set of
  • Experience in nature and comfortable working in areas with natural hazards (e.g., unstable slopes, hazard trees, ticks, wasps, rodent nests, heat, etc.).
  • Physically capable of extended walking in adverse terrain (steep, muddy, thickly vegetated).
  • Driver’s license and capable of driving safely in city, rural and 4wheel drive

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Ability & Experience

  • Experience managing high value
  • Experience implementing state and federal
  • Professional training in project management.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to use ESRI software to produce maps.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66631874
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Santa Cruz, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
  • Position Title: Land Project Manager
  • Industry: General Environmental
  • Job Function: Manager-Project
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $70,000.00 - $78,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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