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Program Manager – Shauntun, VA

Organization: Valley Conservation Council

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Shautun Valley, VA (Shenandoah Valley)

Hours and Compensation: full time, salary commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: May 25

Posted on: May 16


Organization Overview

Founded in 1990, Valley Conservation Council is a member-supported land trust and citizens organization promoting land use that sustains the farms, forests, open spaces and cultural heritage of the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia.


The program manager will work closely with a small team to manage and develop resource conservation and development projects and assist with other duties in this growing land conservation organization. Strong background in nonprofits, project and grant management, land or resource conservation, or agriculture is desired. Position is based in historic Staunton, Virginia with travel throughout the region. This is a full-time, salaried position. VCC offers a modest benefits package and a flexible work environment. Salary commensurate with experience.


Coordinate projects for resource conservation and development
Manage grants and contracts
Promote land conservation and better development in the Shenandoah Valley
Serve as staff liaison to several board committees
Assist in the publication of newsletter, online presence, and other materials
Participate in meetings, conferences, and educational events including occasional nights and weekends away
Assist other staff and board members with fundraising and membership development
Assist with other programs and priorities as needed


The ideal candidate will have several years of nonprofit experience and demonstrate a wide range of attributes, experience and skills that could include:

Experience and training in rural development, forestry, agriculture, land conservation, land use planning,or related field
Experience in non-profit organizations preferred
Effective written and spoken communication skills, including experience with grant applications, press releases, and public presentations
Management of complex projects and professional relationships
Ability and willingness to travel frequently within VCC’s service region and beyond
Experience supervising staff, interns and volunteers.
Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and five years work experience in a related field.
Strong computer and Web 2.0 skills
Highly organized and detail oriented
GIS and GPS experience a plus

How to Apply:

send letter and resume with two references to
Salary commensurate with experience. Applications must be received by May 25, 2012.

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