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

Membership & Communications Associate, Great Peninsula Conservancy

Deadline: June 13, 2018
Location: Bremerton, WA
Status: Full-time

The Membership & Communications Associate is a member of Great Peninsula Conservancy’s development team and is responsible for leading and implementing GPC’s membership and annual giving program, maintaining the membership database, creating membership correspondence, and overseeing membership communications. She/he is an enthusiastic conservationist who inspires people to be part of a community that cares for the land. The Membership & Communications Associate is responsible for achieving the membership and communications program’s financial and outreach goals, which include engaging diverse communities in saving land for people and wildlife.

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Land Protection Specialist, Whidbey Camano Land Trust

Deadline: June 17, 2018
Location: Greenbank, WA
Status: Full-time

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is hiring a Land Protection Specialist. This a full-time position and an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, high-caliber, results-oriented team focused on conserving the natural habitats and working farms and forests on Whidbey and Camano islands. The focus of the land protection specialist is to acquire priority lands from willing landowners, be involved with conservation and project planning, property endowment fundraising, grant writing, and public presentations. Please go to www.wclt.org for full job description and application information.

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Associate Director, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Status: Full-time

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) seeks an Associate Director to help lead a growing and successful land conservation organization in North Central Washington. The CDLT has a solid record of community engagement, land protection, and stewardship. The land trust connects people to nature and has earned a strong reputation for bringing diverse groups of people together to achieve common conservation goals. An enthusiastic and committed board and membership of over 2,000 people support CDLT with time, money, ideas, and community connections. An $8.7 million capital campaign, a $3.9 million operating endowment, a $2.4 million stewardship fund, and a $1.1 million land conservation opportunity fund are testament to strong community support and our commitment to financial stability.

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Executive Director, Capitol Land Trust

Deadline: Applications submitted by May 22, 2018, will receive priority consideration
Location: Lacey, WA
Status: Full-time

The Executive Director oversees all operations of the organization, supervising a diverse professional staff and many volunteers. S/he leads development and oversight of the organization’s annual work plan, budget, and fundraising strategies to sustain the organization’s momentum and success. S/he also oversees a significant portofolio of conservation real estate and ecological restoration projects, as well as outreach and youth education programs. S/he reports to the 15-member Board of Directors and works closely with them to set the organization’s long-term vision and strategic direction.

The Executive Director is the public face and voice of the organization, responsible for maintaining integrity in fiscal and grant administration, achieving the strategic goals and annual work and fundraising plans, maintaining community trust, developing partnerships, and building the organization’s visibility. S/he works effectively with community leaders, landowners, tribal and elected officials, public and private partners, supporters, and many other people from varied backgrounds and political and social views.

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Stewardship Associate - Americorps, Forterra

Deadline: July 10, 2018
Location:
 Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

This position is a 10.5 month national service position open to Americorps candidates only.

Forterra is recruiting three Washington Service Corps Individual Placement (IP) AmeriCorps members to join our team. The AmeriCorps member’s essential function is to support three Forterra Restoration and Stewardship programs: Green City Partnerships, the Riparian Restoration Program, and Forterra Lands.

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Administrative Assistant, Forterra

Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Administrative Assistant (AA) will support the VP of Real Estate Transactions, the VP of Programs and the Executive Assistant to the President. The AA will contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of Forterra by preparing board documents and maintaining board records for the Forterra NW Board, FSCF Board and the FEI Board. The AA will coordinate schedules, and serve as a liaison to staff. The incumbent will be undertaking a wide variety of administrative and communications tasks, many requiring independent judgement and polished writing.

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Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: June 27, 2018
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Forest Ecologist develops the evidence base for The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore lands in Washington. They work on a team of conservation practitioners and scientists to develop and implement science-based land management and restoration across the forested ecosystems of eastern and western Washington. They are a leading voice for science in the Washington Chapter.

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Central Cascades Field Forester, Nature Conservancy

Deadline: June 15, 2018
Location: Cle Elum, WA
Status: Full-time
The Field Forester supports forest management operations and implements forest and stream restoration projects across forest holdings managed by The Nature Conservancy in the Central Cascades (45,000 acres) and adjacent public lands. The Field Forester works with staff and partners to restore forest health and stream habitat at a landscape scale while also striving to deliver social and economic benefits to the surrounding community.

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Central Cascades Community Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: July 2, 2018
Location: Cle Elum, WA
Status: Full-time

The Central Cascades Community Coordinator will develop and maintain grass-roots community relationships critical to the ongoing management and stewardship of The Nature Conservancy’s forestland in the Central Cascades region. They will work with the Conservancy’s conservation programs team to implement public access and recreation plans for the Conservancy’s Central Cascades Forest project. They will work directly with recreation groups and conservation partners to coordinate uses on the Central Cascades Forest, including issuing permits, developing volunteer restoration projects, and informing the public of any changes to access and use opportunities. They will communicate directly with local media, represent The Nature Conservancy in local community meetings, and engage in local planning processes that are relevant to the management The Nature Conservancy’s forest holdings in the region. They will engage with local elected officials and tribal partners, staff a steering committee of local Conservancy members, and build the Conservancy’s visibility in the Central Cascades region. They will also manage the Conservancy’s office in Cle Elum.

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Policy Associate, Pacific Forest Trust

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

Pacific Forest Trust’s small-yet-mighty, collaborative, creative, and product-oriented policy team requires a nimble staff member who can manage multiple and frequently competing priorities, and produce creatively under pressure—with grace and humor. The Policy Associate role is crucial to helping understand simply and tangibly the complex, often technical issues that confront forest landowners and stakeholders alike in our rapidly changing world. In particular, the Associate will play a key role in furthering PFT’s goals and objectives to expand the role of forests in meeting state, regional and national targets for reductions of CO2 emissions, both at the compliance offset and the sector level. This is a diverse, hands-on position that requires initiative, critical thinking, and playing well with others. The Associate must balance research, analysis, advocacy, communication and organizational tasks with complex, deadline-driven projects.

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Development and Communications Associate, Pacific Forest Trust

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

The Pacific Forest Trust is seeking a dedicated Development Associate to support the fundraising efforts of this growing organization. The Associate will play an integral role in supporting, administering and enhancing systems to strengthen the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) fundraising program, enabling staff and volunteer leadership to work more efficiently and effectively at fundraising and constituent communications.

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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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