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Position Announcement

Midwest Program Director

Position Summary:  The Land Trust Alliance (LTA), the national organization
of land trusts, seeks an experienced, energetic and creative professional to
serve as its Midwest Program Director.  The director is responsible for
designing and implementing programs to strengthen land trusts in conjunction
with partner organizations throughout LTA's 12-state Midwest region.
Programs include but are not limited to training, information dissemination,
facilitated networking, organizational mentoring, and capacity-building
grants.  The director will be based at a mutually suitable location in one
of the following states: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana or Ohio.  The director
will travel frequently throughout the region.

Responsibilities include the following:

*  Oversee design and implementation of conference and training programs to
improve land trust effectiveness in conjunction with a variety of partner
*  Develop and implement an intensive technical assistance program
*  Plan and coordinate one or more capacity-building grants programs.
*  Develop and implement strategies to coordinate and strengthen the land
trust movement through the development of partnerships between land trusts,
regional collaborations, and the facilitation of staff sharing and mergers.
*  Maintain regular communications with land trusts in the region.
*  Work with othr LTA staff to build and strengthen statewide land trust
*  Provide information about land trusts and private land conservation
techniques to land trusts, landowners, public agencies and others.
*  Raise funds needed to support the program in conjunction with other LTA
*  Plan, develop and monitor the annual program plan and budget.
*  Supervise one full-time staff person as well as consultants and
contractors as needed.


*  A minimum of five years experience in land conservation, nonprofit
management, fundraising or a related field.
*  A demonstrated commitment to land conservation and knowledge of private
land conservation techniques.
*  Strong verbal and written communications skills.
*  Proven ability to conceive, plan and implement programs.
*  Willingness to travel extensively by airplane and auto.
*  Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends.
*  Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits.

Additional information: Interested applicants should mail their resume to
"Midwest Program Director," Land Trust Alliance, 1331 H Street NW, Suite
400, Washington, D.C. 20005-4711.  Additional information about LTA is
available at its web site: www.lta.org.

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