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

Executive Director, Washington Association of Land Trusts

Deadline: Applications submitted by Thursday, May 3, 2018, will receive priority consideration
Status: Full-time

The Washington Association of Land Trusts (WALT) seeks an exceptional Executive Director to build on past success and to lead the association to new levels of achievement.

The Executive Director leads a diverse coalition of land trusts to strengthen voluntary, private land conservation throughout Washington. The Executive Director is the public face of the Association and maintains strong relationships with members, partners, donors, state and federal agencies, elected officials, and Land Trust Alliance. The Executive Director is responsible for advancing the Association’s mission, ensuring organizational sustainability, supervising staff, and supporting the Board of Directors.

Most importantly, this is an opportunity to do meaningful work advancing the conservation and stewardship of what is, unequivocally, one of the most beautiful and vibrant places on the planet.

Applicants must understand the issues surrounding the land trust and conservancy community and have an ability to 1) describe the value of land conservation, 2) participate effectively in meetings throughout the state with other conservation organizations and public agencies, 3) play a leadership role in securing funding to support WALT’s work, and 4) guide the staff and governing Board of Directors in a collegial manner.

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Natural Resource Policy Specialist, WA State Recreation and Conservation Office

Deadline: April 23, 2018
Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Full-time, permanent

This position provides policy support for the Recreation Conservation Office (RCO), with an emphasis on supporting RCO grant programs for conservation, recreation and salmon recovery. The work involves internal policy and planning issues, contract issues, coordination of the Habitat and Recreation Lands Coordinating Group, and issues arising from one of our two governing boards – the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) and the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCFB). It may also include studies, reports or projects assigned to the RCO by the Legislature.

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Outdoor Grants Manager - Salmon Recovery, WA State Recreation and Conservation Office

Deadline: April 22, 2018
Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Full-time, permanent

We are looking for a hard working, team oriented individual who is outgoing, has great customer service and communication skills, and is self-directed. The successful candidate must be passionate about conservation and salmon recovery and be willing to work in Olympia with a team of dedicated staff in a small natural resource agency. This position primarily manages grants and contracts for salmon recovery projects in the salmon section of the agency.

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Outdoor Grants Manager - Recreation, WA State Recreation and Conservation Office

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

We are looking for an individual who is outgoing, has great customer service and communication skills, and is self-directed. The successful candidate must be passionate about preserving opportunities for outdoor recreation and be willing to work in Olympia with a team of dedicated staff in a small natural resource agency. The primary responsibility is managing a portfolio of state and federal grants primarily for outdoor recreation projects for the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.

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Communications Specialist, WA State Recreation and Conservation Office

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

We are looking for an individual with creativity and outstanding communication and organizational skills to fill the role of a communications consultant working in Olympia, Washington for a fast-paced natural resources agency. The Communications Specialist primary responsibility is to support RCO’s mission by building strategies, organizing, directing, and training others in statewide communications of RCO’s salmon recovery, outdoor recreation, and conservation efforts.

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Community Conservation Intern, Jefferson Land Trust

Deadline: April 18, 2018
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Status: Full-time, seasonal

The Community Intern fulfills the short- and long-term stewardship responsibilities of Jefferson Land Trust by implementing both field and office-based objectives that support the desired condition of protected lands. The Community Intern will work with the Preserve Manager and Stewardship Director to accomplish field-based monitoring, mapping, maintenance, and restoration projects, office-based program administrative tasks, and K-12 education initiatives. This intern will work independently, with community volunteers, and with Land Trust staff. The successful intern will gain skills and knowledge in local ecology, locally-relevant natural resource best management practices, data collection, GPS/GIS, reporting, volunteer leadership, field safety, technical report generation, and data management/record-keeping.

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King County Working Farmland Partnership Coordinator, PCC Farmland Trust

Location: King County, WA
Status: Part-time, temporary

PCC Farmland Trust is a leader of the Working Farmland Partnership (WFP), a new collaboration with King County, Sno-Valley Tilth, and Tilth Alliance to connect more farmers to land opportunities in King County. Working closely with our Associate Director and Community Engagement Manager, this person will lead the coordination of and administration for the WFP.

The WFP will leverage Farm to Farmer, an online tool and project of PCC Farmland Trust, to connect landowners and farmland seekers. This position will include conducting the intake for King County-based users of Farm to Farmer, facilitating land matches, and working with our partners to provide technical assistance on a variety of topics, including land acquisition, due diligence, agricultural leases,  innovative farm transfer techniques, conservation easements, and more.

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Outdoor Education Intern, Great Peninsula Conservancy

Deadline: April 9, 2018.
Location: Bremerton, WA
Status: Full-time, temporary (Summer)

Great Peninsula Conservancy is launching a new outdoor education summer program for youth in grades 6 -12, and is looking for an Outdoor Education Intern to help get this program off the ground! The Outdoor Education Intern will organize a series of outdoor field trips to help students learn about their local environment, and will also help students plan, build and manage a small urban vegetable garden in downtown Bremerton.

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Avian Field Technician, Center for Natural Lands Management

Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Seasonal, Full-time

The Avian Field Technician will work with a team conducting avian research and monitoring at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in the South Puget Sound region of Washington State and in the lower Columbia River (LCR). Projects include: 1) demographic monitoring of the Federally Threatened streaked horned lark, Western
bluebird, and Oregon vesper sparrow; 2) radio-telemetry and GPS tagging of larks and bluebirds, and 3) breeding bird community study in prairie and oak woodlands. Primary duties will include conducting bird surveys (larks standardized surveys, point counts, and line transects), mapping territories, finding and monitoring nests, re-sighting color-banded birds, conducting behavioral observations, sampling vegetation, and entering data. Technician may also assist with trapping, banding and applying radio-transmitters using leg loop method. Field work will be conducted at prairie training sites and active airfields on JBLM and on deposition islands in the LCR. Technician will clearly collect data, meticulously manage it, and be detail oriented in observation and documentation. The technician should be able to identify local grassland and oak bird species by sight and ear, or quickly learn. The technician will work closely with supervisor to communicate information about status and location of lark nests to site managers. Previous experience working with birds is preferred, but not required.

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Native Plant Production Specialist, Center for Natural Lands Management

Location: Olympia, WA
Status: Permanent, Full-time

The Native Plant Production Specialist (Specialist) will be responsible to assist in the production of native seeds and plants while taking the lead on one or more components of the nursery program. The Specialist will work with a team of staff, interns, volunteers as well as partner agencies and organizations. Most of the Specialist’s effort will be spent at the seed farms and nurseries conducting a full range of tasks needed to run an efficient seed farm. These tasks include general farm labor such as planting, weeding, harvesting, tractor use, and infrastructure repair. The Specialist may also be involved in production planning, soil management, partner
interactions, grant writing and reporting and greenhouse operations. The Specialist will need to coordinate and lead work parties consisting of a variety of staff, partners, contractors and volunteers, including inmates from the Washington Department of Corrections. The Specialist will be expected to evaluate and improve production protocols and keep detail records of all aspects of work.

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Engagement Officer - Northwest, Trust for Public Land

Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Full-time

The Engagement Officer contributes to The Trust for Public Land’s mission to create parks and protect land for people by establishing, cultivating and stewarding strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust. They will increase the engagement of existing supporters through regular interaction, effective gift recognition, keeping them informed about the latest work & encouraging them to participate in events. The Engagement Officer is also responsible for identifying and building relationships with prospective supporters, undertaking initial qualification and building the pipeline of donors and prospects across the Northwest.

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Forest Partnerships Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: April 12, 2018
Location: Cle Elum or Wenatchee, WA
Status: Full-time

The Forest Partnerships Manager is a mid-level conservation manager within the Washington Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. They influence strategic direction, have significant financial responsibility and discretion over some budget decisions, and are accountable for conservation results within their control.

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Conservation Funding Associate, The Nature Conservancy

Deadline: April 30, 2018
Location: Washington
Status: Full-time

The Conservation Funding Associate provides funding guidance to conservation program and science staff, and is directly responsible for development and submittal of competitive proposals for government grants, loans, impact investments, and other funding types. This position collaborates with staff throughout the Conservancy to accomplish program and fundraising objectives.

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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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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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