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

Director of Development, The Mountaineers

Deadline: September 18, 2017
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Mountaineers is a community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts that welcomes all people to share deep connections to the outdoors. We are currently seeking a seasoned and talented Director of Development who can lead us as we build on our successful foundation in development, deepening our funding strategies in areas such as major gifts and planned giving, and solidifying a culture of philanthropy to advance our ambitious goals. Our next Director of Development will be a visionary and strategic leader who will play a major role in shaping the direction and success of The Mountaineers’ fundraising efforts.

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Advancement Director, Columbia Land Trust

Deadline: Applications being reviewed immediately
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, communications, and
outreach activities on behalf of Columbia Land Trust. This dedicated professional also inspires and
supervises 7 highly skilled staff members including: Communications Manager, Communications
Coordinator, Annual Campaign and Foundations Manager, Leadership Giving Manager, Events Manager,
Backyard Habitat Program Manager and Database Administrator. The Advancement Director also
empowers the Executive Director, Board of Directors and other key volunteers for fundraising.

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Executive Director, San Juan Preservation Trust

Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Friday Harbor, Washington
Status: Full time
This opportunity results from the retirement of Tim Seifert, who has served ably as executive director for 15 years. It represents an opportunity to provide the strategic and operational leadership for this well-established and well-supported organization, and to lead an ambitious growth program of acquisition, conservation, and stewardship with an emphasis on community involvement.
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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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Executive Director, Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

Deadline: Applications accepted until filled
Location: Spokane, WA
Status: Full-time

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Founded in 1991, INLC has been mission driven for 25 years and counting. To date, INLC has helped landowners to preserve 15,000 acres of land in the Inland Northwest. INLC believes that preservation through conservation keeps water resources clean and flowing, agricultural lands working, and forests healthy, thus supporting the health of wildlife and wild places for future generations. INLC operates under the vision that conserving our region’s water, wildlife habitat, and working farms and forests is vital for the success of our shared community.

The ideal Executive Director candidate will be thoroughly committed to the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy mission. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for INLC staff, programs and execution of mission. The ED will oversee fundraising for INLC, including approving budgets and setting priorities which determine private and public fundraising goals.

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Public Fundraising Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: September 8, 2017
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Nature Conservancy is seeking a talented Public Fundraising Manager to support conservation in Washington by planning, coordinating, and implementing a program to raise public funds for the Conservancy’s priority conservation work and providing strategic advice to shape successful conservation strategies. The Public Fundraising Manager provides strategic government fundraising guidance to conservation program and science staff, and is directly responsible for development and submittal of government grant proposals.

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Philanthropy Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: September 18, 2017
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Philanthropy Coordinator is a detail-oriented operations professional to support major gift fundraising. The work requires strong organizational skills, a knowledge of database/spreadsheet work, and an ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems. The Philanthropy Coordinator will process donations, track and enter donor information and interactions into our constituent database, maintain files and records and support fundraising efforts through various services such as generating reports and pulling lists from the database. The Coordinator will support fundraising efforts through various services such as generating reports, drafting correspondence and acknowledgements, and generating lists from the database. The Coordinator may provide executive administrative support, such as calendaring appointments, coordinating travel arrangements and expense management. This position will have the chance to work to improve on our systems in collaboration with colleagues across departments and from around the country. They will be critical to assuring sound business practices and data management and will interact with our donors, trustees and chapter leadership.

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Development Manager, North Olympic Land Trust

Deadline: September 25 2017
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Status: Full-time

Based in Port Angeles, Washington, the Development Manager is a permanent full-time exempt position that plans, develops, and oversees the Land Trust’s fundraising strategies and programs. This position supports and builds the organizational culture of philanthropy through ensuring achievement of fundraising goals, cultivation of new and existing supporters of the Land Trust mission, and maintenance of the annual and sustaining donor relations program. The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Development Committee. The position requires a highly organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented individual eager to contribute and excel in a dynamic work environment.

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Major Gifts Officer, Deschutes Land Trust

Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Location: Bend, OR
Status: Full-time

The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to implement strategies to engage and solicit support from major donors, planned giving donors, and targeted foundations and corporations. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field applicable to the duties of the position and a minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience with a non-profit organization or educational institution, or a comparable mix of work experience and education.

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Northwest Director of Philanthropy, The Trust for Public Land

Deadline: Position open until filled
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Northwest Director of Philanthropy will work closely with the Northwest Area Director and the local Advisory Board to lead all fundraising activities in support of The Trust for Public Land’s operating needs and conservation efforts in the Northwest. The Director of Philanthropy will manage a staff of three in support of a growing development program. S/he must be collaborative, an excellent writer, and have proven experience cultivating individual gifts.

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Northwest Area Director, The Trust for Public Land

Deadline: Position open until filled
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Northwest Area Director develops and manages all programmatic activities throughout the region, with a particular focus on Washington and Oregon. S/he will manage the local Advisory Board and partner closely with the Northwest Director of Philanthropy to generate funds in support of regional programs. This Director must be a collaborative leader comfortable within a highly complex organization, capable of expanding the presence of The Trust for Public Land across the northwest.

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