We are seeking a full time Program Coordinator for our Conservation Vision Program. Through this program, The Trust for Public Land helps agencies and communities define open space and recreation priorities, identify lands to be protected, and plan networks of parks and other conserved lands that meet public need. The position is responsible for supporting the Director of Planning, based in San Francisco with research, writing and a variety of other Conservation Vision programmatic activities.
- Supports Conservation Vision program in research and writing on the following types of programs and initiatives: park, trail and open space planning; park and park system evaluations; green infrastructure; ecosystem services; and land and water connections.
- Conducts research and writes reports related to communities with whom we are working. Besides doing internet research, this often includes collecting information via telephone interviews.
- Manages community survey and park evaluation projects.
- Supports teams in completing project work plans, including scheduling calls, site visits, and internet-based meetings.
- Oversees the maintenance of databases and other information retrieval systems to help track program work. This includes conducting an annual evaluation of TPL’s 50+ completed conservation planning projects.
- Assists in developing outreach materials, including factsheets, presentations, exhibit materials, and reports.
- Assists in preparing grant proposals and reports; assists in meeting reporting deadlines.
- Perform other relevant duties, including some administrative tasks, as necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 4 years related work experience or graduate degree in related field with some related professional work experience.
- Course work in environmental studies/science, statistics, urban planning, public policy, or economics.
- Superior written and oral communications skills.
- Strong academic research and analytic skills. Experience summarizing data, policy papers and research.
- Experience conducting evaluations, preferably park evaluations.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Proficient with software tools for surveying, data analysis, and report design, such as Survey Monkey, Excel, R, and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently or as a team member as appropriate.
- Demonstrated commitment to parks, open space and land preservation.
- Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and problem solve.
- Available for regular travel.
Please apply online.