Lands Manager – Conservation Halton

Your Opportunity
The Lands Manager is responsible for the strategic visioning for and management of CH owned land. Reporting to the Director, Corporate Compliance, this position works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to lead the Master Planning process and CH land securement strategy and manages other strategic and administrative land and property related issues. This position will be critical to:
Lead and coordinate the NEPOSS Master Planning renewal process from start to finish and to establish and maintain a long-term lands vision for Conservation Halton working closely with several internal stakeholders
Execute, manage and maintain the Land Securement Strategy and ensures the Land Securement policy is kept up to date
Manages and administrates the Ecogift program with support from the Foundation, restoration, forestry and ecology
Foster relationships with potential donors and respond to requests regarding interest in donations, determination of desirability of potential donations
Ensure Conservation Halton land activities meet NEC, MECP and MNRF regulatory requirements and reporting
Manages real estate transactions and records with external counsel for purchase, sales and agreements
Manage Permits to Enter and Activity Agreements for land purposes and track and maintain Conservation Halton lands inventories
Lead the coordination and facilitation for any Freedom of Information requests relating to lands files as needed
Administration of new and existing lease and agreements for lands, operations and partnerships (operating, residential, commercial, parkland, farmland)
Board reporting, presentation and preparation of confidential information relating to lands
Lead the tax incentive program renewals including Conservation Land Tax Incentive Taxes and Managed Forest Tax Incentive Programs to MPAC.

Your Qualifications
College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in a field relating to Landscape Architecture and/or Project Management
Minimum experience 5 years of relevant experience working with public government or private company relating to master planning and project management
Fluency in the master planning process, from concept to completion
Experience with park and open space planning, recreation planning, land use planning, real estate, architecture, landscape architecture or urban design
Experience and/or formal training in Design Thinking, Change Management, concepts and methodology
Experience using planning methodologies and processes including report writing, data collection, analysis, plan review, presentations
Experience with GIS, Microsoft, PowerPoint, databases, survey plans and technical drawings
Understanding of Conservation Authority function and responsibilities as it relates to land securement
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land and water, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Strong track record in liaising with and collaborating with a high-performing matrix team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An analytical mindset with the ability to translate into action with a strong problem-solving ability
Self-motivated and ability to take pro-active initiative
Goal oriented, results driven, and customer focussed

Your Reward
Starting at $87,596 annually based on a 35-hour work week
You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
Comprehensive benefits package
Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values
Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply
Please email your application to by April 23, 2021
Your application should include:
Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line