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Arizona Land and Water Trust
Position Description

Position Title: Land & Water Program Project Assistant

General Role:
The Project Assistant supports the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of Arizona Land and Water Trust (Trust) and our Land & Water Program by assisting with a wide variety of conservation projects.  He/she works with the Land & Water Program Manager and their Staff to support the Trust’s outreach and education program, assists with specific land and water protection and stewardship projects, and provides general Land & Water Program support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of land and water program transactions, including due diligence and project planning
  • Assist Land & Water Program Manager’s role in strengthening partnerships with landowners, government agencies, elected officials, and other conservation partners
  • Help coordinate and attend meetings and public outreach workshops with agency personnel, elected officials, other conservation organizations, landowners and other stakeholders to further conservation projects
  • Provide support for the Trust’s easement stewardship and monitoring programs
  • Help to prepare progress reports and correspondence to current foundation and agency grant administrators
  • Assist the Land & Water Program Manger with identifying and developing new sources of funding for conservation projects
  • Help monitor legislation and regulations at the local, state and federal levels that affect land conservation
  • Assist the Land & Water Program Manager and their staff with other projects and tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a related field
  • Must have strong interest in land and water conservation and some background in natural resources or related field,
  • Experience with land/water transactions a plus
  • Experience working with landowners, both urban and rural a plus

Competencies:

  • Superior project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to effectively converse with rural and urban land owners, agency staff, academics, elected officials, and local leaders
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment while balancing competing priorities
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time, primarily throughout Arizona
  • Resourceful in researching information on diverse topics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and related programs
  • Knowledge of ArcMap and other GIS products a plus
  • Knowledge of Arizona landscape, ecology, and/or water policy a plus

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to meet with landowners off-site, travel, work at a desk, and operate a computer
  • Must be willing to participate in field work
  • Work is primarily performed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during weekdays but some evening and weekend meetings will be required.

Salary:
The Project Assistant is full-time, exempt, position (40 hours/week)
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Benefits available  

 Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Sharma Hammond Torrens, Land & Water Program Manager
Arizona Land and Water Trust
3127 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ  85719

Or email to:
shammond@alwt.org

Open Until Filled
Arizona Land and Water Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

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