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Alliance Risk Management Services (ARMS) Operations Manager

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Land Trust Alliance
|
Washington, DC
New
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Published 28 days ago

DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCTOBER 20, 2021

LOCATION FLEXIBLE/NEGOTIABLE

Overview

The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards and education, we work passionately to support land trusts across America so they can save more land and better serve their communities.

Our natural places and working lands are a lifeline to clean air, water, food and good health. These lands also bring us together, inspire us and provide opportunities to recreate and recharge. The land trust community is a crucial component in this equation. With important places under continual threat, land trusts need access to the best tools, information and professional assistance. With a diverse network and valuable resources, the Alliance is the land trust community’s source for the knowledge and skills they need to reach their goals. The Alliance’s national Conservation Defense Initiative (CDI) supports our land trust members to ensure lasting conservation.

Position Summary

The CDI provides a coordinated, national strategy to ensure continued defense of conservation lands. The Initiative consists of 1) a Fund for Alliance response to federal and state challenges including litigation, legislation and regulation; 2) a Center that hosts an online legal library and facilitates a national network of expert attorneys and land trust practitioners; 3) a law school curriculum, an Advanced Symposia for experts and conservation defense offerings at Rally all of which provide legal education, risk assessment training and technical assistance; and 4) Alliance Risk Management Services LLC (ARMS), which manages and supports Terrafirma Risk Retention Group LLC (conservation defense liability insurance). The ARMS Operations Manager manages the operations of Terrafirma in coordination with the Director. The CD and ARMS team of experts collaborate closely on the management of all aspects of the Initiative to ensure continuity, cross-training and central communication of risk management and other learning to advance lasting conservation.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and convene meetings of, and relationships with, the Terrafirma Members Committee and its subcommittees including:
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for meeting facilities and hotel accommodations within annual budget limitations.
  • Manage all conference calls and meeting logistics for every monthly call including agendas and background materials.
  • Manage and convene all subcommittee calls as specified in the respective charters.
  • Manage the in person annual meeting including coordination of committee member and staff travel, all email reminders and information, and other appropriate communications.
  • Manage materials, reports, records, meeting notes and other products for all conference calls and meetings and manage online folder systems.
  • Manage meeting notes from all committee meetings.
  • Manage nomination process for member committee recruiting and elections.
  • Manage orientation of new committee members.
  • Address needs and preferences of committee members.
  • Manage the enrollment and updated membership application processes, including:
  • Help to verify eligibility and program requirements are met.
  • Communicate with land trusts about application process; solve problems online.
  • Handle all routine help requests and inquiries.
  • Triage all other requests and route to other ARMS staff for attention.
  • Produce basic online reports tracking enrollment status and land trust statistics.
  • Report to the Members Committee, ARMS officers and staff and consultants.
  • Manage the Terrafirma member tracking, program outreach and communications, including:
  • Manage correspondence, application completeness and payment processes.
  • Prepare and circulate reminders.
  • Prepare and distribute Terrafirma fact sheets and other general materials except for claims.
  • Compile data and run reports except for claims.
  • Manage operations.
  • Manage signature and delivery of all regulatory and other organizational filings.
  • Manage the annual actuary report, audit, Form 990 and NAIC filings.
  • Manage the regulatory audits.
  • Manage the renewal of contractor engagement letters and contracts.
  • Provide oversight of all contractors.
  • Perform any and all other operational, except claims, functions in collaboration with the Director.

Qualifications

  • CPA, MBA or JD degree required.
  • 10+ year’s professional relevant chief operations officer or similar experience.
  • Extraordinary organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Extraordinary delivery of exemplary customer service.
  • Technological capability to manage input and output of large amounts of information including proficiency with standard office software (Microsoft Office Suite) and electronic communication.
  • Proficient in editing and proofreading.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including a clear, pleasant, helpful demeanor and professional and courteous interactions with all.
  • Ability to function as a manager of a successful, energetic and fast-moving team.
  • Willingness to pitch in where needed with can-do attitude.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and rapidly assess relative priorities.
  • Able to work independently and meet strict deadlines.
  • Sense of humor and willingness to work with a highly committed staff in a mission-driven organization.
  • Strong ability to manage contractors, staff, other professionals and partners.
  • Strong ability to work effectively independently and as a team to implement programs.
  • Experience with database reporting a plus.
  • Interest in land conservation a plus.
  • Notary public a plus.
  • Ability to travel (Up to 10% of time).

 

The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Land Trust Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCTOBER 20, 2021

LOCATION FLEXIBLE/NEGOTIABLE

Overview

The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards and education, we work passionately to support land…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 20, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits provided.

 

Competitive salary and benefits provided.

 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1250 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005, United States
Suite 600

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter, via email to hr@lta.org. If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Human Resources, Land Trust Alliance, 1250 H St, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005.

Send resume and cover letter, via email to hr@lta.org. If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Human Resources, Land Trust Alliance, 1250 H St, NW, Suite 600…

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