Land Protection Coordinator

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States · Land Protection



The mission of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan is to help people protect, enjoy, and care for natural land in West Michigan. A non-profit organization, the Land Conservancy is an accredited land trust dedicated to the permanent conservation of natural areas in West Michigan (including all or parts of eight counties: Allegan, Kent, Ottawa, Newaygo, Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, and Lake). With 40+ years of experience keeping nature nearby, the Land Conservancy has protected more than 11,450 acres with nature preserves, conservation easements, and partnership projects with local communities.

Within the mission of the Land Conservancy, the Land Protection Coordinator works with the Land Protection Director to lead land protection efforts including acquisition of conservation easements and fee simple nature preserves, coordinate with other organization and government entities on community projects, and to work with the Conservation Easement Stewardship Specialist to manage issues related to conservation easement properties.

Essential Functions

Land Protection

Work Environment

This position requires approximately 65 percent indoor work and 35 percent outdoor work. Actual indoor/outdoor time allocation depends on season and assigned tasks. Indoor work occurs mainly in a clerical office setting. Outdoor work often requires working in remote areas, on rough terrain, and/or in inclement weather in all seasons.

Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to work a full day outdoors on rough terrain and in inclement weather.

Position type/Expected Hours of Work

This position is Full-time salaried, Administrative Exempt, and works approximately 40 hours per week. Office hours are 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend work required to perform essential functions.


This position requires frequent day trips to lands within an 8-county service area. Mileage will be reimbursed based on the Land Conservancy’s policies.

EEO Statement

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan does not discriminate in its employment practices. All aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, training, and any other opportunities, will be made on the basis of individual abilities and qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, height, weight, handicap, genetic information, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected category.


Required Education, Experience & Qualifications

Qualified persons will be intelligent and effective planners and organizers, demonstrating mature judgment, and knowledgeable and experienced with a full range of conservation responsibilities. Specifically:

Preferred Education, Experience & Qualifications


Competitive benefit package including: Health insurance, Long Term Disability insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off (PTO), Holidays, Continuing Education

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