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

Conservation Specialist, Whatcom Land Trust

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

The Conservation Specialist supports Whatcom Land Trust’s land protection and stewardship work. The position assists with activities related to monitoring, maintenance, and acquisition of conservation easements, including the preparation and review of legal documents, records and reports. This includes assisting in planning, research, due diligence, mapping, filing, database entry, reports and grants. The Conservation Specialist is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with landowners under each easement and completing annual on-the-ground monitoring in the field. The Conservation Specialist will work closely with the Stewardship Director and Conservation Director, and / or field assistants to implement stewardship work.

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Philanthropy Director, Jefferson Land Trust

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Status: Full-time

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an experienced, collaborative fundraising professional as our new Director of Philanthropy. Celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2019, Jefferson Land Trust has a track record of high quality and innovative conservation work preserving habitat, working farms and forests in Jefferson County. This position will report to the Executive Director and will also work closely with our Board of Directors and committees. The successful candidate will have experience developing and implementing a fundraising strategy that includes major donor cultivation and retention, foundation grants, events, and capital project fundraising.

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Stewardship Assistant, Great Peninsula Conservancy

Deadline: April 22, 2019
Location: Bremerton, WA
Status: Part-time, permanent

The Stewardship Assistant is responsible for assisting in the stewardship of Great Peninsula Conservancy’s conservation properties, including annual property monitoring and maintenance, recruiting and training volunteer property stewards, leading stewardship work crews (volunteer and paid), and maintaining stewardship equipment and files. The Stewardship Assistant also assists the Stewardship Manager in preparing property management plans and baseline reports, and in implementing stewardship projects.

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Outdoor Education Specialist, Great Peninsula Conservancy

Location: Bremerton, WA
Status: Part-time, seasonal

The Outdoor Education Specialist will assist in developing and structuring program curriculum for Great peninsula Conservancy’s NextGen Outdoor Camp. The outdoor recreational activities, environmental concepts, and information about conservation careers must be tailored to the abilities and interests of 6th to 8th grade students. The Outdoor Education Specialist will use an organized, thorough teaching progression and a variety of teaching methods to engage diverse learning styles and individuals. The Outdoor Education Specialist will serve as a participant mentor, volunteer coordinator, and help guide GPC’s two Outdoor Education Interns throughout the 8-week summer program.

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Outdoor Education Intern, Great Peninsula Conservancy - 2 positions available

Location: Bremerton, WA
Status: Part-time, seasonal

The two Outdoor Education Interns will work together under the Outdoor Education Specialist to create a fun, friendly learning atmosphere for Great Peninsula Conservancy’s NextGen Outdoor Camp participants. The Outdoor Education
Interns will work to support the Outdoor Education Specialist’s learning outcomes by keeping NextGen participants engaged, safe, and on-task. Outdoor Education Interns will be responsible for assisting in set-up and clean-up for fieldtrips, service-learning days, and recreational activities that the students attend. A few hours a week will also be dedicated to watering, weeding, and maintaining the NextGen Outdoor Camp’s community garden.

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Finance Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: May 9, 2019
Location:
Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Nature Conservancy of Washington is seeking a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager provides specialized services in accounting, financial management and reporting for The Nature Conservancy’s Washington Business Unit (~$15M annual operating budget, 70 staff). They play a lead role in providing finance, accounting and administrative services in support of conservation outcomes. Duties are highly confidential and require broad and comprehensive knowledge of The Nature Conservancy’s policies.

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Sr. Associate DIrector of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Location:
Seattle, WA, and multiple locations
Status: Full-time

The Sr. Associate Director of Philanthropy (Sr. ADOP) owns the fundraising results across for the continental United States and manages a portfolio of both existing donors and unqualified donor leads that they are responsible for qualifying in order to build new funding support to Alaska. Manages the discovery pipeline and prospect development with the support of a researcher for donors residing outside of Alaska, a Donor Relations Manager, and proposal writing support. The Sr. ADOP builds a pipeline and manages a robust portfolio through applying complex principles and donor strategies, discussing assets and listening for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts and donor recognition. Direct asks will be for both global and Alaska priorities. The Sr. ADOP creates partnerships with other US Chapters and Global philanthropy colleagues to develop and execute on joint donor relationship management, produces compelling proposals and uses the Conservancy’s donor database.

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Executive Assistant and Board Coordinator, Forterra

Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Executive Assistant/Board Coordinator (EA/BC) will report to the Executive Assistant to the President/Director of Administration (EAP/DA). This position will contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of Forterra by managing the board governance calendar, preparing board materials, and maintaining board records for the Forterra NW Board, the Forterra Strong Communities Fund Board, and all related entities. As a member of a service-oriented Administrative Team within a fast paced, vibrant organization, the EA/BC will pitch in as necessary to meet organizational needs ranging from support of Annual Breakfast, to supporting tasks as assigned by EAP/DA, and maintain administrative functions in the absence of Admin. team colleagues.

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Communications Program Manager, Forterra

Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

Reporting to the VP of Communications, the Program Manager for Communications is responsible to help capitalize on Forterra’s strong momentum, making our work better known and supported among donors, opinion leaders, the media, and prospective partners. The position will be part of a five-person department also including a Director of Special Projects, a Graphic Design & Digital Media Coordinator, and a Team Operations Associate. The Program Manager will supervise the Coordinator and Associate positions.

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Development Associate, North Olympic Land Trust

Deadline: Open until filled, applicant review will begin on April 15, 2019
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Status: Half-time

The Development Associate takes a lead role in implementing the Land Trust’s fundraising activities. This position has a particular focus on coordinating efforts that build relationships with current and potential major donors. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Development Committee and Board of Directors.

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Donor Relations Manager, Columbia Land Trust

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

The Donor Relations Officer is a critical member of the Advancement Department who oversees a portfolio of mid-level donors. The Donor Relations Officer will have primary responsibility for leading the organization’s annual giving efforts among donors whose
cumulative annual gift amounts are in the range of $250 – $2,499; with some support responsibilities of our Annual fund and Major gifts campaigns. Set strategy and execute fundraising plans for mid-level donors. Sustain and grow the number and size of midlevel gifts and upgrade donors to our major gift program. The Donor Relations Officer will support major giving efforts of the Executive Director, Advancement Director, and members of the Board of Directors and assist with fundraising events and campaigns.

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Grants Manager, Columbia Land Trust

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

The Grants Manager is a critical member of the Advancement Department who oversees a portfolio of government, corporate, and private foundations. The Grants Manager will have primary responsibility for ensuring all opportunities are strategically leveraged to
their fullest extent to support the work of the Land Trust. The Grants Manager will support fund development efforts of the Conservation Team and Advancement Director.

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Membership Engagement Manager, Capitol Land Trust

Deadline: April 3, 2019
Location: Lacey, WA
Status: Full-time

Capitol Land Trust (CLT) is seeking a Membership Engagement Manager to lead and manage our member relations and fundraising program. The membership Engagement Manager will be responsible for refining the strategic direction and implementing expansion of our individual membership program. They will guide the organization towards increasing the number of members by 5% annually through recruitment and retention efforts.

The Membership Engagement Manager will also play a key role in increasing the amount of support CLT receives from individuals by fostering a culture of fundraising within the organization, leading to our shared goal of conserving essential natural areas and working lands. They will deepen member engagement by connecting our members to our conserved lands and programming, by creating opportunities for our members to connect with each other, by directing and supporting other staff and board in their member engagement, and by cultivating their own relationships with members

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Executive Director, Kaniksu Land Trust

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Location: Sandpoint, ID
Status: Full-time

Kaniksu Land Trust, a community-supported not for profit organization serving north Idaho and northwest Montana, is seeking a new executive director. The ideal candidate will be a strong, well-focused, and dynamic leader willing to reach out to our community and promote the mission of KLT through public engagement and fundraising. This person will need to be able to inspire and direct a small but talented staff and engage an array of community partners and collaborators.

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Women for the Land Initiative Director, American Farmland Trust

Location: Multiple, remote option
Status: Full-time

AFT is seeking a strong and collaborative leader to lead and expand its Women for the Land Initiative throughout the country. The Director reports to the Vice President for Programs, who oversees the managers of national programs. The Director also will work closely with (1) AFT’s second Vice President for Programs, who oversees the managers of AFT’s six regional offices, (2) AFT’s Research Director, (3) AFT’s Regional and State Directors, and (4) support staff implementing the Initiative. The Director will provide overall leadership for Women for the Land and collaborate and coordinate with regional offices ensure that AFT’s programming is strategic, synergistic, efficiently-delivered, well-received, and impactful.

The ideal work location is in close proximity to one of AFT’s six offices (Seattle, WA; Sacramento, CA; Saratoga Springs, NY; Sycamore, IL; Northampton, MA or Washington, DC). However, this can be a remote position.

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Executive Director, Okanogan Land Trust

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

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for carrying forward the vision of the Okanogan Land Trust (OLT), including fundraising, community involvement, private land protection projects, land stewardship and ongoing organizational integrity. The ED serves as the public point person for the organization and represents the values and mission of the organization at all times. The ED reports to the OLT Board of Directors, and works alongside and supervises all OLT staff.

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Education and Recreation Specialist, Blue Mountain Land Trust

Deadline: March 27, 2019
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Status: Full-time, non-exempt

The Education and Recreation Specialist is responsible for community outreach activities for the Land Trust to build visibility; increase community and member engagement; and strengthen financial resources. The Education and Recreation Specialist will oversee BMLT’s community outreach programs, including Learning on the Land, Nature Kids, Blue Mountain Master Naturalist Program, and Blues Crew. The Education and Recreation Specialist will also support the Development and Marketing Director in
fundraising efforts.

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Controller, Forterra

Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

Forterra’s Controller is not only a highly skilled accountant, familiar with the specifics of not-for-profit accounting and compliance, but is also a leader, educator and a connector. This position oversees the nuts and bolts of the day-to-day operations of the accounting team, and also works closely with program leaders and their staffs to understand their business needs and to facilitate smooth processes and information flow to and from other sections of the organization. Our selected candidate thrives in a fast-paced, mission focused, entrepreneurial environment and brings a balance of technical skills, strong team management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and passion for optimizing process.

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