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Careers With Land Trust Of Napa County

Reward yourself with a career in conservation. Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land. We collaborate with the community to protect our most cherished places, while supporting our economic livelihood and well-being. For Napa County this means protecting farmland, water resources, recreational areas and wildlife corridors.

Land Trust of Napa County is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Current Job Openings:

 

 

 
Land Protection & GIS Associate

 

Overview:

The Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa County by permanently protecting land. In its 45-year history, LTNC has completed over 225 projects and protected 86,000 acres.

The Land Protection & GIS Associate is a junior position within LTNC’s Lands Department, ideal for someone with intermediate GIS training and prior database management experience. The position is designed to work across all aspects of protecting land permanently for conservation. This job provides a nuts-and-bolts learning opportunity that combines development of the skills and experience used by conservation professionals with the higher level data management systems for conservation successes. The Land Protection & GIS Associate duties focus equally on: 1) support for land protection and maintaining land protection records through existing program databases and 2) grant acquisition for funding of conservation.

The Land Protection & GIS Associate reports to the Land Programs Manager, and works as part of the land acquisition team with the CEO, Land Programs Manager, and Staff Attorney.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Support all aspects of the land conservation database systems, including:

  • maintain the cloud-based database, LOCATE on the SalesForce platform, for all acquisition and monitoring tracking;
    • assist in development of field-based implementation of LOCATE for land acquisition and monitoring programs;
    • maintain necessary hardware and software updates;
  • perform general mapping needs for land acquisition and monitoring programs;
    • maintain the organizational GIS database and server for appropriate software or hardware needs;
    • compile available data layers;
    • produce GIS maps for grant and land acquisition projects;
  • update forms, informational media, tally sheets;
  • provide administrative and organizational support to other projects as needed.

With direction from Land Programs Manager, support all aspects of land acquisition projects, including:

  • draft project approval documentation (e.g. project descriptions, landowner engagement letters, transaction exhibits, maps);
  • help prepare and review land transaction documents (e.g. title documents, project descriptions, project agreements, escrow/closing instructions), working closely with all acquisition staff, legal counsel and other parties through closing of transactions;
  • assist with development of project timelines and budgets, track expenses and review invoices.

Support all aspects of grant acquisition and reporting for land acquisition projects, including:

  • research prospective funding agencies and foundations;
  • assist in development and drafting of applications and post-award grant reports;
  • maintain grant application timelines and budgets;
  • collaborate with Administrative team on grant reporting and tracking, progress reports, and reimbursement forms;
  • provide data organization and tracking support for all land acquisition and land stewardship grants.

 

Position Details:

Physical Demands: Lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 30 lbs.

Work Environment: This position is 100% office-based. On occasion, site visits to land conservation sites may be required. These could include exposure to natural hazards such as poison oak, ticks and rattlesnakes, and other wildlife.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

LTNC is looking for a team player with a strong interest in learning the fundamentals of land conservation with exceptional detail and organizational skills.

1. Bachelor’s degree, with demonstrated, successful work or volunteer experience in study field.

2. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Intermediate proficiency with ESRI ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro software. Experience with GPS and data management software a plus.

3. Excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and stay organized, including multi-tasking.

4. Strong oral and written communication, with proven editing skills.

5. Excellent people skills and an ability to work with a variety of constituents, including donors, volunteers, contractors and agency representatives.

6. Strong project management and record-keeping skills.

7. Willingness to occasionally attend evening and weekend meetings or work days with volunteers.

 

Desired Skills and Experiences:

1. Commitment to learning the fundamentals of land conservation. Working knowledge of land protection concepts and legal, financial and real estate activities involved in land protection a plus.

2. Experience working for or with non-profit organizations OR experience working with federal, state and local governmental agencies or private organizations involved in land conservation a plus.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Full medical and dental benefits for employee; 401(k) retirement account with employer match; eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of accrued vacation per year.

Send letter, resume, and (no more than) one-page writing sample to: lena@napalandtrust.org. No phone calls please. Please reference Land2021 in your Subject line. First responses to applicants will begin March 29, 2021.

 
Membership and Database Coordinator

 

The Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa County by permanently protecting land. In its 45-year history, LTNC has completed over 225 projects and protected 86,000 acres.

The Land Trust offices are located just outside of downtown Napa. We offer competitive salary, paid vacation and sick time, health, dental and vision insurance, retirement benefits and family friendly policies. Our team consists of motivated and passionate individuals who care deeply about our mission and enjoy working together.

The Membership and Database Coordinator (MDC) is a full-time position that is responsible for supporting the Development Department in meeting organizational, administrative and revenue goals by managing the database and membership program. The MDC has primary responsibility for the Land Trust’s Raiser’s Edge database, including gift processing, data integrity and management, database administration, reporting, analysis and optimization. This position requires attention to detail, a good balance of technical database administration skills and the ability to understand data requests and how to translate them into queries. The MDC reports to the Development Manager and works closely with other staff, board and volunteers to ensure the effective support of the Land Trust’s membership, major donor, Legacy Society, corporate partners, and outreach programs while providing support in all aspects of the donor engagement cycle.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

 

Membership Program & Database Management

  • Manage the operation, maintenance, data input, data integrity, updates and accuracy for LTNC’s Raiser’s Edge (RE) database
  • Manage RE integration and syncing with other database programs including event and tribute modules, email marketing, gift processing, and Donor Search
  • Prioritize and accommodate competing requests for data and reports according to established priorities
  • Ensure that all gift and biographical data are entered consistently, accurately and in accordance with federal and state laws and nonprofit best practices
  • Ensure database integrity by performing regular audits and troubleshoot data issues and perform database maintenance
  • Assist LTNC’s Membership program, including but not limited to:
    • Create, print and send out monthly renewal mailings to members and major donors to meet annual revenue goals
    • Query, correct, revise annual appeal, special appeal and outreach mailing lists
    • Track and analyze responses to membership and annual appeal mailings to measure effectiveness and track progress towards program goals

 

Gift Processing & Acknowledgement

  • Manage gift entry and gift processing (checks, credit cards, online, monthly) including processing donations accurately and in a timely manner and generating timely gift acknowledgments
  • Work closely with other administration and finance staff using a high degree of independence and judgment to reconcile accounts and create timely development reports for monthly reconciliation and transaction processing
  • Create, run and review routine donor and gift reporting audits to ensure accurate gift entry and acknowledgment

 

Queries, Reports & Analysis

  • Generate queries and reports requiring analytical skills, with accuracy, including those used to generate donor communications, mailing lists, acknowledgments and invoices
  • Build detailed queries and exports to create reports on donor giving for DM and CEO, Finance Manager and others as needed
  • Manage queries and list pulls for direct mail, events, field trip program and communications
  • Enhance the Development team’s donor and prospect data utilization

 

Organizational Collaboration

  • Proactively develop and support opportunities for cross-training, learning and professional development
  • Assist Development Manager with outreach, communication and events including but not limited to Cornerstone Society, Legacy Society, Major Donor, Member and Volunteer events

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have demonstrated ability with problem solving, analytical, organizational, and time management skills, including ability to adapt to changes in work assignments, being able to prioritize and manage competing priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • Prior experience in data maintenance, database management, and systems integration required.
  • Prior experience with Blackbaud products, including Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred, or with similar fundraising platforms or technologies. Blackbaud Certification a plus.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), electronic mail, electronic file transfer technology, data visualization tools products spreadsheets or databases to organize, maintain and report information.
  • Discretion with confidential materials required and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a broad spectrum of people, including donors, staff and volunteers.
  • Should be a self-starter with strong planning and organizational skills and a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Occasionally attend evening and weekend meetings, off site events or work days, involving light travel and uneven terrain within Napa County.
  • Ability to lift up to up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work on-site is required.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Full medical and dental benefits for employee; 401(k) retirement account with employer match; eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of accrued vacation per year.

 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to kimberly@napalandtrust.org. Please reference Database2021 in your subject line. No phone calls please. Resumes including pictures will not be considered. First responses to applicants will begin March 30, 2021.

 
Monitoring Assistant

 

Overview:

The Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa County by permanently protecting land. In its 45-year history, LTNC has completed over 230 projects and protected more than 86,000 acres. The Land Trust offices are located just outside of downtown Napa. Our team consists of motivated and passionate individuals who care deeply about our mission and enjoy working together.

 

The Monitoring Assistant is an entry-level position within the Land Trust of Napa County’s Lands Department, designed to assist in on-going land protection activities within the organization. This job provides a nuts-and-bolts learning opportunity to develop the skills and experience needed by conservation professionals. This position will actively facilitate communication and relationship building with easement landowners and monitoring volunteers, so the ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills and a friendly nature. The Monitoring Assistant works within the monitoring program on annual compliance monitoring for existing protected properties (80%) and new land acquisitions (20%). The Monitoring Assistant also works on general volunteer coordination for the monitoring program.

 

The Monitoring Assistant reports to the Land Programs Manager.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • With direction from the Land Programs Manager, support implementation of the annual compliance monitoring program covering 59,000 acres of conservation easement and fee-owned properties, including:
    • monitor conservation properties for conservation values;
    • recruit, coordinate and train volunteer property monitors;
    • conduct landowner outreach.
  • With direction from the Land Programs Manager, support aspects of land acquisition projects, including:
    • draft project approval documentation (e.g. project descriptions, landowner engagement letters, transaction exhibits, maps);
    • draft baseline documentation reports.
  • Support land conservation administrative duties, including:
    • update and maintain complete transaction and monitoring files;
    • participate in two volunteer leadership committees (the Project Committee and Protection Committee) including meeting attendance, preparation, distribution and transcription of materials and discussion, tracking committee outcomes;
    • assist with administrative tasks in the monitoring program (e.g. review of annual monitoring reports, photo compilation, and updating forms and procedures);
    • provide administrative and organizational support to other projects as needed.
  • Carry out general administrative duties, such as procuring and maintaining equipment and supplies, maintaining safety protocols and safety training schedules, attending staff meetings, and tracking hours.

 

Position Details:

Physical Demands:

Lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

Access remote areas of protected lands involving off-trail hiking over strenuous terrain and through dense vegetation.

Work Environment:

In addition to working within an office environment, this position requires a significant outdoor work component. Outdoor work will entail exposure to variable weather conditions and natural hazards, such as poison oak, ticks, rattlesnakes, other wildlife, etc. This position anticipates up to 50% of time in the field.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1. College degree with demonstrated work or volunteer experience in study field OR high school diploma with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience.

2. Outstanding people skills and an ability to work with a variety of constituents, including donors, volunteers, researchers, agency representatives, contractors and outdoor recreationalists.

3. Strong project management, communication, and record-keeping skills, including ability to write and communicate verbally.

4. Strong oral and written communication, with proven editing skills.

5. Willingness to attend evening and weekend meetings or work days with volunteers.

6. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, under general supervision from the Land Programs Manager.

7. Excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and stay organized, including multi-tasking.

 

Desired Skills and Experiences:

1. Experience working for or with non-profit organizations OR experience working with federal, state and local governmental agencies or private organizations involved in land conservation a plus.

2. Proficiency with map orientation and interpretation, GPS and field marking and associated software applications. Experience with GIS mapping and data management software a plus.

3. Knowledge of natural history (specifically natural communities) of northern California, or a strong willingness and ability to learn.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits for employee; retirement plan; family friendly policies. Send letter and resume to: lena@napalandtrust.org. No phone calls please. Please reference Mon2021 in your Subject line. First responses to applicants will begin April 15, 2021.

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