The Chestnut Hill Conservancy seeks an energetic, detail-oriented professional to manage and grow its conservation and easements program. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in the fields of land and watershed conservation, historic preservation, or urban planning. This position is funded in part through a grant from the William Penn Foundation, and as such has great potential for growth.
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy, originally called the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, is the first urban land trust in the nation to be accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. CH Conservancy is at the forefront of a growing movement to integrate land conservation and the preservation of historic and archival resources.
This part-time position is for 30 hours per week, with a salary of $30,000 per year, including 10 CHHS holidays and 60 hours vacation/sick leave. The work schedule is flexible, but needs to be consistent. Although this position reports to the Executive Director, he/she is responsible for all aspects of the Conservation and Easements Program. Oversight of the Conservation and Easements Program is managed by a joint committee of CH Conservancy and the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW).
· The successful candidate will be highly detail-oriented, organized, self-starting and reliable, with excellent communication, project management, and photography skills.
· Although not required, a background in land conservation and/or historic preservation is desirable, as is a familiarity with conservation and preservation easements. Training will be provided.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is required and database management is a plus.
· A valid drivers license and access to a car is required.
· Residency in/near Chestnut Hill a plus but not required.