Rhode Island Land Trust Council promotes land conservation in Rhode Island by supporting land trusts, fostering partnerships and advocating for sound land conservation policy. RI Land Trust Council is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks
There are over 45 land trusts in Rhode Island formed by citizens to protect the open spaces, natural areas, scenic landscapes, farms, forests, shorelines and other special places in our communities. 19 of these land trusts are affiliated with town governments. The others are non-profit organizations. Most do not have staff and are run entirely by volunteers. As the state coalition, the Council's programs help land trusts:
The Council also advocates for land conservation issues and to seek funding for land conservation.
The Program Coordinator is a part-time position that offers an exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in Rhode Island's land conservation community. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge or previous experience working with land trusts. The program coordinator will primarily be responsible for outreach to, and communications with, land trust leaders in Rhode Island to implement programs that:
The Program Coordinator must positively and professionally represent RI Land Trust Council in interactions with land trust leaders and the Council's many partners in state and regional collaborations. The successful applicant will be inspired by the work, interested in serving the public, motivated to go the extra mile, and respectful of different points of view. The Coordinator will strategically work with the Council's Executive Director, Board and consultants to bring a high level of expertise in all areas of support for the land trust community. The Program Coordinator reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director to implement the Council's strategic plan and annual work plans.
Programs currently being implemented are: Rhode Island's preeminent annual conservation conference (Land & Water Conservation Summit); periodic workshops for land trust leaders; "Land Trust Days" - an annual program in August and September with land trusts across the state organizing and leading walks and other activities that invite people to get outdoors to enjoy the protected lands in their community; "ParkRx" a program that encourages people to take walks in natural areas for their health; and projects to help land trusts steward the properties they are protecting including development and maintenance of trails.
Outreach and Communications:
Fundraising & Program Management
Community Outreach and Promotion
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
TSNE MissionWorks/Rhode Island Land Trust Council envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Rhode Island Land Trust Council will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.