Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR)

Conservation Specialist/National Network Manager

Position Description

The Conservation Specialist /Network Manager is responsible for working in cooperation with the ELCR board of directors, executive director and staff to fulfill the organization’s strategic vision as outlined in the strategic work plan. The position reports directly to the ELCR executive director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and management of ELCR’s annual education plan
  • Manage development of new educational materials for online resource library, newsletter content, and other educational events
  • Respond to individual requests for counseling and technical assistance and monitor/track results
  • Organize annual webinar program and promotion with partner organizations
  • Manage promotion of all ELCR educational resources in newsletters, press releases, eblasts and social media
  • Oversee outside freelance writers in accordance to education plan
  • Manage ELCR’s written submission commitments with outside publications
  • Oversee content and deadlines for ELCR newsletters and monthly eblasts
  • Manage expansion of ELCR’s national network to include local partner organizations and manage ongoing communications with these organizations to keep them current on ELCR programs and activities
  • Oversee communications and input from Local Action Network Advisory Committee and keep Committee updated on ELCR activities
  • Assist with development/management of the National Local Action Network Database
    • Research and make recommendation on platform for development of a national network database
    • Assist with development of new network database according to strategic work plan and timeline
    • Work with outside consultant on development of web-based Local Action Network database
    • Manage input of data into the database
  • Help track results of education and technical assistance programs for fulfillment of grant requirements/reporting
  • Assist with identifying and supporting “model projects” in local communities

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to manage several projects simultaneously in accordance with a strict timeline and close attention to detail
  • Strong computer, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a small office as a team member
  • Background in conservation with planning/zoning knowledge or experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of organization’s six core conservation areas
  • Equine background preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required and a master’s degree preferred

Organization Overview: Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is a 501c3 not for profit organization that works to protect access to land for horses and equine related activities. ELCR is primarily an education-based organization developing educational resources for the protection of horse land in six core areas of conservation. The organization also provides counseling and technical assistance services to individuals, organizations and communities working on local horse land issues. The organization is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky.  To learn more visit www.elcr.org

ELCR Mission

The Equine Land Conservation Resource leads in the protection and conservation of lands for the horse and horse-related activities.

Location: The full-time position will be at the ELCR office at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Some travel is required.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include 401(k) plan, paid time off and medical/vision/dental insurance.

To apply: Please send application materials (cover letter and resume) to hgroshek@elcr.org