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Chattanooga Program Director – Chattanooga, TN

Organization: The Trust for Public Land

Position Title: Chattanooga Program Director

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Hours & Compensation: Full-time.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On: June 14, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit dedicated to preserving land for people.


The Program Director I helps develop the capacity of urban communities to sustain parks, gardens and open space conservation. S/he will provide technical assistance to non-profit and community based groups interested in urban land conservation. Assists in raising funds and coordinating project staff on specific transactions and geographic and programmatic focus areas. The Program Director’s primary objective is to increase the demand, capacity and opportunity for TPL’s transaction assistance.


  • 30%: Provides technical assistance to urban communities in land conservation and helps communities address long-term stewardship issues. Initiates and maintains contact with community, trade and environmental organizations, and appropriate public agencies. Provides ongoing information about projects and activities. Serves as spokesperson at appropriate conferences, meetings and public engagements.
  • 30%: Develops and maintains working relationships with community based organizations to build their capacity; assesses needs, formulates and implements support strategies; provides assistance in organizational development and strategies for ongoing resources stewardship. Plays lead role in identifying and initiating new urban projects and assessing need for community capacity building and conservation services necessary to accomplish transaction.
  • 20%: Provides assistance in the development and implementation of urban land conservation strategies. Assist communities in accessing or creating funds for land conservation projects. Develops presentations, articles, and training materials to market TPL’s land saving services.
  • 10%: Develops fundraising strategy; helps cultivate relationships with urban funders to provide program support. Assists in facilitating marketing and outreach programs.
  • 5%: Works with other programs and staff to create strong urban projects and programs.
  • 5%: Other administrative tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Normally requires at least 4 years of experience in community-based organizations.
  • Experience in non-profit management and community-based economics desirable.
  • Proven ability to raise funds; strong marketing ability.
  • Ability to work on complex problems where in-depth analysis and judgment is needed to select methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Ability to establish professional relations with other employees or external contacts.
  • Ability to determine procedures on new assignments; provide guidance to others.
  • Requires high degree of creativity, visualization, and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and decisively with little supervision.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Eagerness to work effectively with a diverse group of people.

How to Apply: 

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Contact Information:

The Trust for Public Land,

202 Tremont Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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