Find opportunities for careers with the Washington Association of Land Trusts and with our member land trusts here. 

Stewardship Technician, Whidbey Camano Land Trust

Deadline: March 4, 2018
Location: Greenbank, WA
Status: Full-time

The Stewardship Technician is a full-time position that supports the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s stewardship work to monitor, maintain, improve, and restore Land Trust properties. The position will assist with activities including: weed control, trail maintenance, restoration planting, fence repair, sign maintenance, field data collection and data entry related to monitoring restoration projects.

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Outreach & Education Coordinator, Capitol Land Trust

Deadline: February 20, 2018
Location: Lacey, WA
Status: Full-time

Capitol Land Trust seeks an Outreach & Education Coordinator to further expand and implement our outreach and education program, which will increase the public’s exposure to our unique natural environment, connect students to hands-on learning on our preserves and build broad support for our mission within the community. The primary roles of this position include developing and implementing student education programs, planning and delivering recreational activities, and communicating with members and the public about these opportunities.

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Bookkeeper/Accounts Manager, Nisqually Land Trust

Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Full-time

The Nisqually River Foundation, the Nisqually Land Trust, the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, and the Pacific Shellfish Institute are private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations working in the environmental field in South Puget Sound. Together, we are seeking a highly organized person to fill a shared, full-time Bookkeeper/Accounts Manager position. This position will be employed by the Nisqually River Foundation and will work with the executive directors of each of the four organizations.

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Executive Director, Palouse Land Trust

Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Moscow, ID
Status: Full-time

Palouse Land Trust looking for an exceptional Executive Director to step into a leadership role at a rapidly
growing land trust. As our Executive Director, you’ll work with a supportive board, manage and
collaborate with a talented staff, cultivate engaged donors and help us achieve our next stage
of growth. Most importantly, you’ll do meaningful work preserving what is, unequivocally, one of the most
beautiful places on the planet.

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Associate Director, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Deadline: February 16, 2018
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Status: Full-time

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust seeks an Associate Director to help lead a growing and successful land conservation organization in North Central Washington. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will have both internal and external responsibilities, focusing on four key areas: 1) program leadership (work plan development, framing and implementation of key strategies, and grant management); 2) organizational support (internal information management and transfer, and logistical and infrastructural best practices); 3) human resource management (recruiting, supervising, mentoring, and career progression); and 4) donor support (cultivation and outreach).

The Associate Director will partner closely with the Executive Director and senior staff to develop and manage the growth of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and its strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. Specific duties will be designed in a fashion that takes maximum advantage of individual skill sets and complements the roles of existing senior staff.

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Stewardship Coordinator, Bainbridge Island Land Trust

Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Bainbridge Island
Status: Full-time

The Stewardship Coordinator is a key team member responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s conservation easements and owned properties, currently totaling 54 properties. These conservation properties include 41 easements on privately owned property, 6 easements on public access areas, and 7 Land Trust-owned lands constituting nearly 850 total acres. The Stewardship Coordinator is the first point of contact with landowners, neighbors, and community partners on a variety of issues related to our conserved lands. In addition to carrying out monitoring work and providing technical expertise, the Stewardship Coordinator recruits, trains, and works with a team of volunteers who assist in the monitoring and maintenance of Land Trust properties. The Coordinator works closely with the Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s Conservation Director and the Stewardship Committee to manage Land Trust conservation lands and prioritize restoration or land management issues. The position also supports the Land Trust’s efforts with new projects including conservation easement establishment, new property acquisitions, and restoration efforts.

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Communications Manager, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

Deadline: February 5, 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Status: Full-time

The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT) is seeking a communications manager to oversee and implement all communication activities. The communications manager will manage COLT’s internal and external strategic communications including newsletters, press releases, social media and publications. This position will also help advance a new and ambitious statewide communications initiative to inspire more Oregonians to engage in conservation. COLT and our 19-member land trusts are embarking on a shared campaign to equip land trusts with expert research, training, messaging, and the tools they need to significantly ramp up communications capacity on a local level while also coordinating together on a statewide level. This position will manage that effort.

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Southwest/California Program Manager, Land Trust Alliance

Deadline: February 16, 2018
Status: Full-time

The Southwest/CA Program Manager position offers an exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in the land conservation community. The successful candidate must have working knowledge or previous experience working with land trusts and the ability to build and sustain close, working relationships with diverse stakeholders in the context of complex western conservation and land use issues. Coordinating with state associations is an essential responsibility as the position focuses on enhancing their capacity to achieve their missions more effectively. The incumbent is primarily responsible for developing, managing and delivering Alliance organizational advancement programs and services to build strong land trusts in CA, CO, TX, NV, UT, NM and AZ, She/he will be responsible for the delivery and evaluation of a suite of tools and resources to land trusts, such as organizational assessments, training and mentoring programs, one-on-one technical coaching and assistance, targeted capacity building or program development grants, and accreditation preparation services. She/He will strategically work with consultants to bring a high level of expertise in such areas as strategic planning, fundraising, and strategic conservation planning.

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Conservation Project Coordinator, Greenbelt Land Trust

Deadline: February 5, 2018
Location: Corvallis, OR
Status: Full-time

The Conservation Project Coordinator is a full-time position and acts as a member of the Conservation and Stewardship Team. The Conservation Project Coordinator assists and leads activities related to acquisition projects and stewardship responsibilities for Conservation Easements and Fee properties. The Coordinator plays an integral role in land acquisition due diligence, landowner and funder negotiations, project budget and timeline tracking, record keeping, and administering Conservation Easements. The Conservation Project Coordinator participates in fundraising efforts to support land protection and stewardship, including securing private donations and grants from government and foundation sources.

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Oregon Program Director, Pacific Forest Trust

Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Portland, OR
Status: Full-time

Wood, water, wildlife, and wonder. Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) delivers landscape-scale private forest conservation in the West and develops innovative incentives for forest conservation at the national level. PFT has an opportunity available for a conservation professional to represent us and expand our programs and program delivery in Oregon and, as appropriate, in Washington. This position also has a fundraising and constituency-building responsibility, helping build PFT supporters and support in Oregon. It requires travel within Oregon and to our San Francisco home office. The successful candidate will have at least ten years of experience in land conservation, preferably in forest or working lands conservation and related public policy, and a BA/BS degree in a related field. An advanced degree in law or natural resource science or management is preferred.

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Conservation and Stewardship Director, Pacific Forest Trust

Deadline: Applications accepted until filled
Location: San Francisco, CA
Status: Full-time

Pacific Forest Trust seeks a detail-oriented, collaborative, and experienced leader to manage the acquisition of new conservation easements and the stewardship of those already in PFT’s portfolio and build on our 25 years of success. PFT’s projects are often large-scale and sophisticated and involve collaboration with public and private partners. The Conservation and Stewardship Director will lead and facilitate these conservation easement projects from inception to closing; and oversee their perpetual stewardship by PFT.

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