Land for People Project Associate

Land for People Project Associate

Type of offer:
The Trust for Public Land has a unique opportunity to help reimagine the future of two strategically important California regions, northern Central Coast (Monterey, San Benito counties) and the Transverse Range in greater Los Angeles, through community outreach and polling, park equity planning and landscape-scale land acquisition planning and implementation. Falling under TPL’s new California Climate Conservation Program (CCCP), this work will guide future conservation investments by TPL and various project partners, in a manner that advances climate resilience for the region and, where possible, addresses past inequities in park and open space access.
The Project Associate provides support and coordination to advance this effort in order to protect natural lands, ensure equitable open space access, support healthy communities, and advance TPL’s “Land for People” mission.

We are able to be flexible around working location – ideally, though, in close proximity to a TPL office in California.   


  • Assists the Central Coast and Southern California Program Directors in developing, planning and implementing the California Climate Conservation programmatic initiative, including conservation research, community outreach, planning and report preparation.
  • Assists in research, development, and writing of public and private grant applications for land protection planning, projects and programs.  
  • Supports community engagement and planning processes related to TPL’s planning and land protection projects, including outreach to civic leaders, governmental agencies, non-profit partners, and community groups. 
  • Responds to inquiries by and conducts strategic outreach to individuals, community groups and government agencies regarding planning and land protection projects.
  • Prepares graphic and written materials for presentations and other project related needs.
  • Manages special events held by TPL including community events.
  • Responsible for various administrative tasks including scheduling, invoice submission, project tracking, and grant reporting.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, when necessary, to attend/co-host community meetings with TPL Program Directors.
Location: San Francisco, California
Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Deadline: May 23, 2021
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