National Director for Parks, Trails, and Schoolyards Development
San Francisco, CA
The National Director for Parks, Trails and Schoolyards Development at Trust for Public Land (TPL) guides and supports the organization’s parks, trails and schoolyards project development work, including: managing and leading exchange and use of best practices; overseeing risk managementandcorporateapproval processes; aligning and coordinating project portfolio with nationalstrategicobjectives, leaders and initiatives across TPL;andprovidingguidance and resources to project development teams.
The position location is flexible. ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:
Work with professionals within and outside of Trust for Public Land to gather, develop and disseminate bestpractices.
Manage commitment review and approval processes.
Design and manage guidelinesforsustainabledesignsand standardprocedures.
Maintain and manage database of projects and practices for internal and external information sharing purposes.
Plan staff & partnerretreatsand conferences.
Manage information:developdata base forinformation to share,function as a resource forquestionsfromstaffoninitiatives,stayabreastof developmentsexternal to TPL andshareinformationaccordingly.
Developsystems and protocols,includingcareertracksfor staff.
RepresentTrustfor Public Land in public presentations andother gatheringsofpartners,fundersorpeers.
Supportphilanthropyand nationalpartnerships to develop new sourcesof program funding.
Coordinatemeasurementandmonitoringefforts and methodology across TPL’s project portfolio in partnership with Land and People Lab.
Professional degree in urban design,landscapearchitecture,planning or a relatedfield, or equivalent experience.
5+ years’ experienceworking in an organization with a related mission.
Knowledgeofandexperiencewith funding,including public and private grants.
Experience building partnerships and facilitating positive working relationships with governments, foundations, nonprofits, community groups and other related entities.
Experience in developing and leadingtraining,especiallyfocused ondesign and development.
Experience in publicspeaking.
Ability to travel up to 25%domestically.
As a full-time exempt employee, you will be eligible for Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation days, sick days, a personal day, a day of service and 10+ holidays. We offer a 403(b)retirement plan, currently with company match of up to 7%. We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience; the anticipated hiring range for this position is $130,000-150,000 annually.
Trust for Public Land’s active goal is to be an inclusive and equitable place to work and build community. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged. We are open to the possibility that a great candidate for this job may not precisely meet all of the above criteria; if you believe you are the right person for this job and can persuasively make that case, we encourage you to apply.