Supervisor: Program Director
Location: New Market, VA; partial remote work available
Job Classification: Full-time, non-exempt
Working to ensure that the land, water, and community resources of the Shenandoah Valley will be protected for the future, Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley is a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed in 2018 through a merger of four long-standing Valley organizations. The Alliance serves six counties – Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page and Warren – and the cities within them. The Alliance staff, directors, and members serve as champions for clean water, thriving communities, and protected rural landscapes, and as a hub for the partnerships needed for conservation work throughout the Shenandoah Valley. The Alliance is led by a talented and engaged volunteer board of directors and a staff of three full-time and two part-time employees, with deep community connections throughout the service area.
The Page and Warren County Coordinator is responsible for community engagement, local advocacy, communications and outreach to achieve land and water conservation outcomes in Page and Warren Counties.
Areas of Responsibility
The Page and Warren Coordinator reports to the Program Director and works closely with members of the Page/Warren Advisory Council and the staff at the Alliance.
- Coordinate Alliance program work in Page and Warren counties
- Work with Alliance staff and Page/Warren Advisory Council to create a conservation goals and priorities that will result in increased protection of local land and water resources.
- Cultivate and support volunteer community members that serve on the Page/Warren Advisory Council.
- Community engagement
- Work with Alliance staff to organize public education and advocacy efforts and develop communications that engage citizens and decision-makers to support the Alliance’s conservation goals in Page and Warren counties.
- Promote conservation-oriented land use planning
- Attend local governments meetings, including Page and Warren County Boards of Supervisors, planning commission, and town councils as needed, to provide Alliance perspective on comprehensive land use plan updates, relevant subdivision and zoning issues, natural resource protection, infrastructure siting and related issues.
- Work with interested members of the public to provide meaningful public comment to local governing bodies in support of conservation outcomes.
- Participate in statewide coalitions that advance Page and Warren County conservation goals.
- Support landowners interested in conservation
- Work with interested landowners to determine partner nonprofits or agencies who can help them implement voluntary conservation practices or a conservation easement.
- Fundraising and membership development
- Develop relationships with Page and Warren county citizens who will become long-term supporters of the Alliance’s work.
- Work with Alliance staff to secure grant funding for local efforts.
- Work with Alliance staff to update member database and conduct regular member outreach and solicitation.
Requirements of the Position
- Passion for protecting the extraordinary landscape and natural and cultural resources of the Shenandoah Valley
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
- Bachelor’s degree in related field
- Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends and travel to meetings and events
- Knowledge of local land use planning, transportation planning, and local government
- Knowledge of land protection including conservation easements
- Connection to Warren and Page counties
- Experience with ArcGIS is a plus
Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com. Position is open until filled. Interviews with qualified candidates will begin the week of January 21, 2020.
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley considers all candidates equally without regard to age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or other non-merit factors.