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Stewardship Manager

Under general supervision, the Stewardship Manager provides oversight of all conservation easement stewardship activities. Prepares analysis of project budgets and endowment funding requirements for new projects in development. Manages all billable time records, invoices, and accounting for the Conservation Unit.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

Must be able to attend out-of-town easement monitoring visits, meetings, and other events. Evening and weekend work required on occasion.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to

Position Title: Stewardship Manager

Job Status: Full Time, Exempt

Organizational Relationships

1. Supervised By: CEO

2. Employees Directly Supervised: Land Stewards, Conservation Associates

3. Other: Works with employees, board members, landowners, and vendors of CRT

Essential Functions

• Manages conservation easement stewardship processes
• Monitors, or coordinates the monitoring of, all conservation easements
• Coordinates contracting and billing of mitigation easement management tasks
• Coordinates violation resolution for all conservation easements
• Conduct site visits with landowners for new projects in development.
• Manage billable time for all Conservation Unit staff
• Receive, book, and submit for payment all invoices
• Manages the compilation of conservation easement monitoring reports and ensures timely delivery to funding agencies
• Manages monitoring calendars for Conservation Unit
• Develops maps as necessary
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree or greater in business, finance, or related field. Background in range management, biology, and/or botany preferred but not required.


Two years related administrative experience, including project management
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.

Knowledge and Ability Requirements:

• Outstanding organizational skills and extreme attention to detail.
• Strong project management skills
• Intermediate accounting or finance skills
• Intermediate math, record keeping, and database management
• Standard office administrative practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment: voicemail, multi-line telephone system, copier, fax machine, and mail machine.
• Strong writing skills including English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
• Standard business correspondence formatting
• Excellent time management skills
• Exemplary customer service skills, including dealing effectively with the public, both in person and over the telephone
• Ability to work as a team member but also with minimal supervision
• Creative and innovative techniques for performing assignments
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, board members, landowners, the public, and others encountered in the course of work
• Proficiency in the following computer applications related to the work including:
o Microsoft Outlook e-mail program
o Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Adobe Acrobat
o Microsoft Internet Explorer
o InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop a plus but not required
o GIS and Google Earth a plus but not required

Training Requirements (Licenses, Programs, Certificates):

Must have a valid California Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.