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Seeking a Land Conservation Project Manager

Posted August 1,2020. Position will remain open until filled.

Join Our Team as
Land Conservation Project Manager!

The Land Conservation Project Manager will work to protect land and water across New Mexico – with a primary focus on northern and eastern New Mexico – through conservation planning, outreach, conservation easement and land acquisition, fundraising, partnering and policy work.  This exciting position will blend individual, parcel-by-parcel transactions with community, watershed and landscape land conservation efforts.  The Land Conservation Project Manager will also oversee NMLC’s Stewardship Program and supervise the Stewardship Coordinator and any interns/volunteers that are engaged for easement monitoring.  The position will be based in Santa Fe with frequent travel around New Mexico.

NMLC seeks a qualified and motivated individual to provide technical expertise, leadership and support to the organization by planning, generating, implementing, managing and funding land conservation activities, including conservation easement, fee title acquisitions and other land conservation transactions; landowner and community outreach; and project-related fundraising activities in support of the organization’s mission and in accordance with its established policies, plans and strategies.  This position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the entire staff and Board.

The primary responsibilities of and must-have qualifications, skills and knowledge for the Land Conservation Project Manager include:



How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and three references in a single PDF document by email by August 31, 2020 to: with your complete name and the job title in the subject line.  Failure to follow these instructions may result in disqualification.

No phone calls will be taken regarding this job announcement.  Candidates will be notified regarding the status of their applications.  For further information about the organization, please visit NMLC’s website:


Benefits of the Position

  • This is a full-time position with potential for advancement.
  • Salary range $55,000 to $65,000 – starting salary commensurate with experience.

Annual salary increases are based on performance and available funding.

  • Two weeks paid vacation and two weeks paid sick leave to start.
  • Participation in NMLC’s group health insurance plan.
  • Enrollment in NMLC’s retirement plan after one year of employment.
  • Training and professional development opportunities available as annual budgets permit.

NMLC is an equal opportunity employer and provides a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.




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