Conservation Planner

Website TriangleLand Triangle Land Conservancy

Land, Water, and Agricultural Conservation

Organization: Triangle Land Conservancy, Durham NC
Job Title: Conservation Planner
Starting Salary: $40,000 – $45,000
Location: Hybrid
Reports to: Director of Land Protection and Stewardship East
Application Deadline: January 6, 2023

Position Summary

The Conservation Planner is a mid-level position who plays an integral role in Triangle Land Conservancy’s land protection program. This is a new position in the organization. The Conservation Planner will serve as the project manager for new and existing conservation plans and initiatives. The preferred candidate will have experience

  • creating and utilizing planning data to develop strategies to achieve the goals of TLC’s Strategic Action Plan
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for producing maps

The position will also serve as the TLC liaison for various planning initiatives across the Triangle and work closely with local governments, resource partners, and community members on conservation initiatives.


Full-time, permanent, exempt position with excellent benefits including

  • employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance
  • short-term and long-term disability
  • generous paid time off in addition to holiday observances


How to apply
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF to [email protected] with the subject line, “Conservation Planner.” Please include:

  • letter of interest/cover letter
  • two-page (max) resume
  • map work sample (ideally from a conservation planning project)
  • three professional references. References will not be contacted without your notification.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email. If you are selected to move forward, HR will contact you.

  • No online application submissions from Indeed, LinkedIn, or Simply Hired, etc.
  • No recruiters.
  • No paper submissions.
  • No emails, phone calls, or drop-ins for application status updates.


Essential Duties
Community Outreach

  • Plan, help lead stakeholder and community input sessions
  • Build, maintain relationships with partner agencies, organizations, and communities.
  • Education and outreach pertaining to land protection work (special events, public relations, plan review, workshops).


  • Coordination of all phases of land protection prioritization (outreach strategies, landowner contact, project evaluation, strategic land protection planning, grant writing).
  • Planning projects such as farmland plans and regional initiatives.
  • Liaison between local government, land developers, and TLC.

Advanced GIS

  • Update existing and creating new GIS models.
  • Develop conservation plans/strategies.
  • Manage GIS data, track progress toward goals.
  • Concept plans and designs for future preserves/priority areas.

Communications and planning

  • Draft and coordinate strategic conservation plans
  • Support partnerships like the Upper Neuse Watershed Protection Program and Jordan Lake One Water Program
  • Grant writing, as necessary


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