Hill Country Conservancy Conservation Project Manager Austin, TX · Full time

The Conservation Project Manager helps with organizational planning and implementation of HCC’s land conservation and stewardship programs.




The Conservation Project Manager reports to the Chief Conservation Officer and helps with organizational planning and implementation of HCC’s land conservation and stewardship programs. Primary duties involve:


  • Support of HCC’s Land and Water Protection Program to increase the scale, pace and quality of HCC’s conservation transactions and other land and water conservation efforts
  • Helping to ensure timely delivery of related projects via tracking of deliverables, expenses and reimbursements related to land conservation transactions, grant submissions and administration
  • Support for conservation easement stewardship, including recordkeeping, assisting with annual visits, and adherence to policies and procedures according to Land Trust Standards and Practices, and the requirements of the Accreditation Commission
  • Assisting with baseline documentation reports, and mapping of conservation projects using Geographic Information Services (GIS) and Landscape land conservation software
  • Support for various other efforts in furtherance of HCC's land and water conservation programs.  


This role will require a highly organized professional and effective communicator and collaborator who is accustomed to managing a wide variety of projects with numerous partners. Experience with real estate transactions, business planning, project management, and administering Federal grants such as those through the Natural Resources Conservation Service are not necessarily required but would be considered valuable assets. Some travel to conservation properties and collaborative meetings, generally by your own vehicle and within two hours of Austin, will be required. Associated travel expenses will be reimbursed.


All Hill Country Conservancy staff adhere to all organizational policies and comply with recordkeeping protocols as directed by the Chief Conservation Officer and in compliance with Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices, and Accreditation requirements. All staff actively participate in HCC’s organizational planning, budgeting and inter-departmental initiatives, including in-person meetings generally taking place in Austin.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Training or demonstrable experience in project management, business planning and/or real estate transactions
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, geography or a related field
  • At least two semesters or one year’s experience using Geographic Information Services (GIS)
  • Experience with private and government grant applications and administration
  • Required: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe and related technology


Compensation and Benefits:

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $60,000 – $75,000 for annual base salary. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Benefits include the following.

  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (for employee)
  • Employer-paid long term disability insurance
  • Employer 401(k) matching (3% of salary)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Hybrid work option
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement


HCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


$60,000 - $75,000 per year