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

Development/Administrative Specialist, San Juan Preservation Trust

Deadline: August 17, 2018
Location: Friday Harbor, WA
Status: Full-time

The San Juan Preservation Trust is hiring a Development/Administrative Specialist to provide administrative and operational support for the Director of Philanthropy and the Executive Director. The Development/Administrative Specialist interacts frequently with a large volunteer Board of Trustees and professional staff of nine. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge of fundraising and management at an accredited land trust while helping to protect special places in the San Juan Islands.

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Conservation Outreach Specialist, Blue Mountain Land Trust

Deadline: August 31, 2018
Location: John Day, OR
Status: Three-quarter to Full-time

BMLT is hiring an Outreach Specialist to promote and explore conservation opportunities in the John Day area, and to educate private landowners and local stakeholders about conservation easements. The Outreach Specialist promotes private land conservation efforts in four counties in eastern Oregon (Grant, Wheeler, Sherman, and Gilliam). The Outreach Specialist works with local conservation partners, BMLT’s south region conservation committee, the John Day Partnership and interested landowners to promote private land conservation through conservation easements and other voluntary conservation programs. The Outreach Specialist will also be responsible for community outreach activities for the land trust with local partners and the community in order to build visibility, increase community and member engagement and strengthen financial resources.

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Community Conservation Manager, Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

Location: Spokane, WA
Status: Full-time

The Community Conservation Manager (CCM) will oversee INLC’s public lands conservation projects, will work with the ED on the development of the “Olmsted 2.0 – Regional Park Expansion and Connection” plan and will take the lead on projects that come from that planning process, will assist the Conservation Director with annual easement monitoring, will engage new constituencies in land conservation by educating the public about the many social benefits of land conservation, and will take the lead on generating and writing grants to help fund INLC’s Community Conservation programming.

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Americorps Position - Volunteer Coordinator, Nisqually Land Trust

Deadline: July 20, 2018
Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Full-time, temporary

As the Nisqually Land Trust Volunteer Coordinator, the AmeriCorps member will engage South Puget Sound community members as volunteers in outreach, stewardship and habitat restoration activities that further the mission of the Land Trust. The Nisqually Land Trust is a local non-profit organization, with six staff members, that protects and manages more than 7,000 acres in the Nisqually River Watershed in South Puget Sound.

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Administrative and Database Assistant, Nisqually Land Trust

Deadline: July 13, 2018
Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Part-time

The Nisqually Land Trust seeks an energetic, motivated individual to fill a part-time position. The Administrative and Database Assistant supports the Land Trust executive director, program staff, and board of directors. Activities include office administration, clerical tasks, participation in Land Trust events, development/outreach support, and data entry. The Administrative and Database Assistant is often the first point of contact for inquiries from the public.

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Land Steward, Nisqually Land Trust

Deadline: July 16, 2018
Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Full-time

The Nisqually Land Trust seeks an energetic, motivated individual who is passionate about caring for fish and wildlife habitat in the Nisqually River Watershed. The Land Steward is involved in all aspects of monitoring, maintaining and restoring the Land Trust’s Protected Areas.

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Content Manager, Columbia Land Trust

Deadline: July 18, 2018
Location: Vancouver, WA
Status: Full-time

Based in Columbia Land Trust’s Vancouver office, the Content Manager’s primary responsibility is to craft
and share stories that inspire people to act on behalf of the remarkable lands, waters, and wildlife of the
Pacific Northwest. Through web content, social media, emails, newsletters, short films, outreach events, and
other avenues, the content manager helps raise awareness and grow support for the Land Trust’s mission.
This position is ideal for a creative, driven, collaborative, and organized storyteller who enjoys meeting
new people, experiencing new places, and describing the ways in which people connect to the natural
world around them. The content manager position blends office time with reporting in the field, whether
it be interviewing cranberry farmers in coastal Washington, filming in the forests of Mount St. Helens, or
visiting the homes of Backyard Habitat Certification Program participants in the Portland metro area.

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Advancement Director, Columbia Land Trust

Deadline: July 16, 2018
Location: Vancouver, WA
Status: Full-time

The Advancement Director is a highly visible, key leadership position within Columbia Land Trust. This engaging professional is responsible for planning and overseeing all fundraising activities on behalf of Columbia Land Trust and also inspires and supervises four highly skilled staff members including: Annual Campaign and Foundations Manager, Leadership Giving Manager, Events Manager, and Database Administrator. The Advancement Director also empowers and supports the Executive Director, Board of Directors and other key volunteers for fundraising.

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Executive Director, South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust

Deadline: Applications submitted by July 31, 2018 will receive priority consideration
Location: Tumwater, WA
Status: Full-time

The South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust seeks our first Executive Director, an individual who will will help lead the organization into its next phase of development. This includes nurturing a vibrant membership organization of beginning farmers seeking secure affordable land, small farmers who wish to preserve farming on their land, and the broader community of residents desiring healthy local food. This also includes strengthening partnerships with like-minded non-profits and agencies to further our mission of sustainable community-focused agriculture, developing new sources for funding to broaden the Trust’s fiscal base, and acquiring land to be farmed in perpetuity for the community–the beneficiary of our Trust.

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Conservation Specialist, Whatcom Land Trust

Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Bellingham, WA
Status: Starts at ~24 hr/week with potential to transition to full-time

The Conservation Specialist supports Whatcom Land Trust’s land protection and stewardship work. The position assists with administrative 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. 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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Americorps Position - Restoration Coordinator, Capitol Land Trust

Deadline: Rolling
Location: Lacey, WA
Status: Full-time, temporary

The AmeriCorps project will address two problems: first, the project will restore degraded habitat to improve fish and wildlife habitat and water quality in South Puget Sound; and provide opportunities to get youth engaged in the outdoors.

The AmeriCorps member will implement a series of volunteer restoration events to improve
habitat on properties managed by Capitol Land Trust, including properties in the Black River watershed and along the Puget Sound shoreline in Mason and Thurston counties. This will include service on Capitol Land Trust’s Inspiring Kids Preserve on Henderson Inlet and will involve coordinating with local schools to host student groups at the preserve as part of our ongoing restoration and stewardship efforts. The AmeriCorps member also may organize restoration events to remove invasive plants, plant native plants, and maintain existing native-plant plantings at other Capitol Land Trust properties. Finally, The AmeriCorps member will also serve to enhance public access on several properties in Mason County and Thurston County. This will involve service with local school groups, the Washington Trails Association and adjacent land owners.

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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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Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Clerk, Forterra

Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Clerk performs a broad range of general accounting tasks, including the timely processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable and maintaining the financial records and files in accordance with company policy. In addition, the Clerk works closely with both the Staff Accountant as well as departmental budget managers to ensure that that the billing and invoicing process is streamlined and accurate across the organization. The Clerk reports to the Controller. This position offers an opportunity to work in a small, vibrant organization where your contribution makes a visible difference. We are actively seeking candidates committed to our mission.

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Marketing Fellow, Forterra

Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time, Temporary

The Marketing Fellow writes for Forterra’s marketing and communications efforts. Excellent writing and storytelling skills are required. Due to the fast-paced, wide-ranging nature of the position, excellent prioritization and time-management skills are necessary. This is a great opportunity for an early-career writer who is quick-learning, creative and productive. The Fellow must commit to a three month term of 30 to 40 hours a week. In special cases, the fellowship may be extended up to six months if agreed upon by both Forterra and the Fellow. This position is temporary with an hourly rate of $17.

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Field IT Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: July 13, 2018
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Field Information Technology Manager (ITM) provides exceptional technical support and customer service to effectively resolve staff technical issues, and serves as the primary point of communication between IT and operating, business and functional teams.
The IT Manager provides IT operations functions to offices for the organization’s standard hardware, software and voice/data network solutions. This includes support for Windows and Macintosh computers, printers, enterprise systems, plus basic networking, service procurement, and phone support. The ITM provides office support within a common technology framework as defined by enterprise IT services.

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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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