Tahoe Donner Association

Director of Land Management and Open Space

Posted: April 08, 2021
Location: Truckee, CA
Time Commitment: Full-time


The Director of Land Management and Open Space is a newly created position that will be responsible for leading the land management departments and activities relating to natural resource stewardship, recreation opportunities, and forest health and fire hazard mitigation in the subdivision and open space. The Director stays current on land management best practices and policies and serves as liaison to partner and collaborative groups fostering relationships and leveraging to benefit the organization and its mission. You never stop envisioning how Tahoe Donner could maximize its resources to plan and execute stewardship efforts. You play an important role in advancing TDA’s priorities while overseeing a management team with high volume and levels of member services, programs, and engagement.

Job Responsibilites

Land Management and Open Space Development + Management

  • Assumes the oversight responsibility for land management departments, and for all Association owned open space
  • Assumes the oversight responsibility for forest health and fire hazard mitigation for both Association owned property and programs and services relating to private properties within the subdivision Improves efficiency among departments by identifying opportunities to share resources. For example, GIS, equipment, expertise, grant writing
  • Provide consistent communication as the designated point person dealing with outside agencies, and especially California’s regulatory land management agencies, on land management matters

Leadership in Land Management

  • Improve communication and coordination between departments to create more efficiency and to eliminate both redundancy and conflicts
  • Identify and work to meet emerging, growing, and unmet needs for the various land management departments
  • To the extent practical and desirable, coordinate Tahoe Donner’s land management practices with those of adjacent and proximate land managers
  • Identify opportunities for cooperation and partnerships with adjacent and proximate landowners, non-profit and public agencies to benefit Tahoe Donner and the regional landscape
  • Work independently and in partnership with outside agencies to secure grant funds to supplement or even off-set member funding for the association’s land management

Community Building and Stewardship

  • Facilitate, coordinate, communicate and collaborate with members, clubs, committees, and other stakeholders towards improving and sustaining a sense of community and passion for the open space and trails
  • Formulation of ongoing community conversations on relevant topics and future trends

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years in a position of Director of Land Management and Open Space or like position
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Land Use Planning, Public Administration, or the field. A Masters degree in a similar field is desired
  • Managed or served as the leader on one or more natural resource and/or recreational departments
  • Experience in both stakeholder/partner outreach and public speaking, and a track record of cultivating relationships with diverse groups
  • Managerial experience, with a track record of successful project management
  • Exceptional ability to analyze information, formulate plans, and adopt plans and tactics as conditions change, conveying them in writing and through oral presentations
  • Experience in organizing and innovative tactics preferred
  • Acute understanding of the current land management landscape
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and passion for natural resource management and outdoors
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and work environment will include inclement weather conditions
  • Willingness and ability to adapt and innovate

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Plus health package, retirement plan, sick paid time off.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with ‘Land Management and Open Space Director’ in the subject line.