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Conservation Manager, Southern Vermont

In Southern Vermont, the Conservation Manager will be integral to securing future protections for lands along waterways. With a focus on the Brattleboro area and upstream communities, the Conservation Manager will engage communities large and small to shape riverside conservation efforts – from leading conversations to identify a suite of community-led projects in their watershed to gaining public support for individual conservation projects. They’ll meet with communities, landowners, partners, donors, and state agency staff to identify priority conservation projects, then employ a range of conservation tools to secure land protections – from headwaters and river corridors, to downtown riverfront parks, to swimming holes. A portion of work includes time in the field as well as the possibility of overseeing seasonal support staff and/or volunteers to achieve program goals.

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Conservation Manager, Site Steward

The Site Manager is responsible for on-the-ground management of lands owned by Vermont River Conservancy (VRC). They will plan and implement site improvements to keep trails, signage, parking lots, and other amenities in excellent condition, helping to ensure the site’s conservation integrity and foster positive visitor experiences. They’ll also oversee contractors as part of large scale restoration projects such as site remediation or dam removal. The Site Manager will engage and coordinate volunteers statewide to meet on-the-ground management needs, and will also coordinate closely with partner organizations and municipalities – especially those that manage swimming holes or river access sites – to develop shared communications and exchange best management practices.

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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant will oversee the daily operations of Vermont River Conservancy. They will build and maintain the physical and digital systems that are critical to all aspects of our work, supporting conservation and development staff to protect land along waterways. They will work closely with conservation staff to coordinate contractors, maintain files, and support communications to landowners. They will also play a key role supporting development and communications efforts by supporting print and digital communications, as well as community outreach.

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