Minnesota Project Manager

Minnesota Project Manager

Type of offer:

The Minnesota / Northwoods Project Manager will deliver TPL’s mission of conserving land for people by utilizing nonprofit land acquisition techniques and sound business practices. The conserved lands include recreation, working (forest, farm), water resource land, as well as, open space and environmentally important land.


  • Assumes primary responsibility for identifying, negotiating, documenting and closing real estate transactions with the assistance of legal and finance staff.
  • Explores potential projects by contacting landowners, nonprofit organizations and public agency officials.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for securing interim financing and permanent funding for land acquisitions through existing or new public and private funding sources.
  • Develops and implements strategies prior to acquisition of key resource properties and their conveyance to public agencies or other permanent stewards.
  • Conducts due-diligence for transactions, which involves researching and executing all phases of projects from initial outreach and landowner negotiation through coordination with attorneys and supervision of appraisers, surveyors, and other consultants.
  • Identifies areas in which The Trust for Public Land’s protection strategy is needed for the preservation of open space lands of critical local, regional, or national importance; develops and maintains portfolio of potential projects; responds to inquiries by individuals, groups, etc.
  • Work to develop and maintain relationships with strategic partners like other nonprofit and for profit organizations, government agencies, Universities, elected officials and other entities as needed.
  • Helps generate financial support for Trust for Public Land. Builds public awareness and understanding of Trust for Public Land through outreach events, public speaking engagements, fundraising efforts and creating a public presence for Trust for Public Land in the community.
  • Supports state government grant management and partnership work associated with this grant management.
  • Completes assorted administrative tasks required for a well-regulated organization.
  • Assists with the training of new project associates, field representatives, and project managers, etc.
  • Assists with legislative planning and outreach for future projects.
  • Involved in programmatic work, such as the coordination of a land acquisition program covering multiple land transactions.
  • Other relevant duties as necessary.
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Organization: Trust for Public Land
Deadline: June 5, 2022
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