The Government Relations Director (GRD) is both a strategic and hands-on management and leadership position. The GRD combines excellent communications, public relations, and policy skills to maintain and enhance the Alliance’s reputation as a conservation policy leader. The GRD is responsible for supervising an interdisciplinary team consisting of subject matter analysts, the Advocacy manager and an administrative position. S/he must demonstrate excellent leadership and team building skills to head a team with experience in IRS Tax Policy and Conservation Defense, Farm Bill Conservation Programs, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and other vital conservation programs.
Additional requirements include formulating policy, maintaining and developing advocacy networks, supporting policy initiatives, and directing communications strategies.
The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization whose mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation throughout America. The Alliance represents the voice of the land trust community in Washington D.C. and formulates and advances policy objectives to help provide resources to land trusts and address threats to their work. The Alliance’s Ambassadors program is a network of people across the country mobilized to represent Alliance member land trusts and is central to accomplishing policy goals. Over 1,000 land trusts provide an influential grassroots force that advocates in Congress and with federal administrative agencies to advance the Alliance’s policy objectives.