The South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) is an accredited, not-for-profit land trust that permanently protects land in and around South Kingstown, Rhode Island for the enduring benefit of the community. This is a unique opportunity for a committed conservationist to join a team of professionals as we protect and steward forests, farms, meadows, watersheds, and cultural landscapes. SKLT’s goals are to ensure clean air, clean water, and fertile soils; to protect, preserve and enhance local flora and fauna, as well as equitably support environmental health and well-being for current and future generations of people. We hope to attract an individual who will assist us in deepening our connections and relevance to the diverse communities we serve.
Since its founding in 1983, the South Kingstown Land Trust has held land protection as a priority and has completed over 175 projects and protected over 3070 acres. In addition, we have worked with partner organizations and agencies to ensure the protection of numerous other properties throughout the community.
Land Management Director
The South Kingstown Land Trust seeks a full–time Land Management Director to oversee and implement the monitoring, care, and active stewardship of the land and structures it protects and operates.
This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to work in tandem with the executive director, and cooperatively with SKLT staff members, volunteers, board members and committees. Responsibilities will include a broad variety of activities, plus interacting with private landowners, lessee farmers, permitted hunters, non–profit and governmental grant partners, and regulatory agencies. The applicant must have strong organizational and communication skills, and have experience in computerized mapping, and natural resource management issues and practices. Enthusiasm, a sense of humor, the desire to collaborate and a passion for the mission are essential.
SKLT has a dedicated volunteer board of directors and a professional staff, including a full–time executive director and a four–person part–time staff dedicated to the duties of land stewardship, land protection and non-profit development. Many of our land management activities are supported by grants from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other government and private non–profit agencies.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
- Work with the executive director, co–workers, and related parties to ensure compliance with land stewardship Standards and Practices as prescribed for an accredited Land Trust
- Manage and oversee monitoring program and successful resolution of any violations
- Implement and update as needed land management plans for fee properties
- Maintain accurate records and preparation of reports
- Assist in evaluating properties and drafting conservation easement documents and baseline reports for land protection projects
- Ensure that SKLT fee properties are well stewarded
- Maintain cooperative relationships with other natural resource agencies operating in South Kingstown or neighboring areas of importance
- Work collaboratively on joint projects
- Solicit and implement financial assistance from federal, state, and local governmental agencies to support or execute land management priorities on SKLT properties
- Ensure that SKLT historic structures and the Barn campus are maintained
- Enlist and manage volunteers to maintain SKLT’s publicly accessible trail systems and protected properties
- Perform other duties as assigned, including assistance with fundraising, programs, events, and conservation activities