San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity - Conservation Director (Escondido Creek Conservancy)

April 27, 2022 0:00am to May 27, 2022 0:00am

Purpose of the Position: A full-time position to oversee the management of The Escondido Creek Conservancy’s conservation lands, ensuring that lands are cared for to a high and uniform standard, per Land Trust Alliance and Habitat Management Plan requirements. The Conservancy currently manages 3,000 acres of protected lands and implements outdoor education programs for North County youth.

Job Duties: The Conservation Director (Director) will provide direction, vision, strategic planning, management, and leadership to the Conservancy’s conservation land department. The Director also contributes to the hands-on care of lands.

Desired Skills: The Director must be a strong manager and have successfully managed people and teams. The Director must be an excellent writer and have implemented complex conservation projects such as multi-year grants from state, federal and/or private sources. The Director should have excellent writing skills (including technical writing), organizational and GIS skills, and be versed in the principles of southern California conservation planning, including, but not limited to, the County of San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Plan(s), and the regional Management Strategic Plan. The Director should be practiced in creating Habitat Management Plans and PARs for conservation properties and be familiar with preserve level budgeting. Spanish speaking skills are helpful in this position.

Please see the attached job description.