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Deadline: July 12, 2017
Location: Olympia, WA; Bow, WA
The Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) seeks an Executive Director to support the state’s 45 conservation districts and 225 local conservation district supervisors. WACD is a voluntary, nonpartisan and non-governmental, [501c (6)] association. WACD’s vision is to protect and conserve natural resources for future generations. Our mission is to serve as the collective voice of conservation districts, and to advance the purposes of conservation districts and their constituents by providing leadership, advocacy, representation, influence, information, and products and services, and by protecting and advancing the locally-led principle.
Deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Puyallup, WA
Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Pierce Conservation District is seeking a full-time Volunteer Coordinator & Outreach Specialist to manage and grow one of the most diverse and rapidly growing networks of volunteers in the Puget Sound region. Since 2014, the District’s volunteer support has grown by more than 50% with more than 2,100 volunteers dedicating their hard work and passion to our efforts last year. The primary duties of this new team member will be to continue this growth through volunteer recruitment, organizing appreciation events to help retain volunteers, better organizing our communication with volunteers, and engaging historically underserved populations for our programs and volunteer opportunities.
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.
The Associate, Real Estate Transactions, supports Forterra’s work in land conservation and equitable urban development by handling a variety of duties related to the management of real estate transactions. This may include coordinating with land owners, conducting due diligence activities, ordering appraisals and title reviews, managing department files, monitoring budgets and transaction deadlines, and coordinating closings. This position may also be involved in providing general administrative support to the Real Estate Transactions department related to its real estate project pipeline.
The Vice President /CFO is key member of Forterra’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) which has responsibility for management of Forterra finance and accounting operations. As a member of this team, the VP/CFO, provides leadership and subject matter expertise, and actively manages Forterra’s operational infrastructure, resource management and financial strategies to promote our long-term sustainability.
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.
The Olympics Field Forester is responsible for executing forest stewardship and management activities on The Nature Conservancy’s Clearwater and Hoh Forest Reserves (approx. 16,000 acres). They may also assist, as needed, with forest management on the Conservancy’s forest holdings in the Willapa Bay area (approx. 15,000 acres). The Conservancy’s primary forest management goal is to restore late-successional forest structure and function to these properties while also generating financial and social benefits.
The Washington Director of Philanthropy (DOP) leads a comprehensive, top-in-class development program that secures significant philanthropic resources from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support The Nature Conservancy’s priorities in Washington and around the world. They must be a proven strong and inspiring leader, a successful major and principal gifts fundraiser, and experienced in program management and in designing and executing complex donor strategies. The DOP manages all major gifts functions, which may include multi-year fundraising campaigns, board recruitment and development, planned giving, principal (7-figure) gift fundraising, donor prospecting and research, and stewardship. The DOP recruits, develops, and inspires a staff of high-performing philanthropy professionals, works closely with the Washington Board of Trustees and other volunteer leaders, and builds a culture of philanthropy throughout the Washington Chapter.
The State Government Relations Director advances The Nature Conservancy conservation goals in Oregon by analyzing, developing, and advocating for state and local policies, programs and funding in alignment with the Chapter’s 5-year strategic plan. S/he serves as a liaison and informational contact between The Nature Conservancy and state elected officials and their staff, state agency leadership and diverse stakeholder groups.
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.
The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Outreach Associate to help implement the Land Trust’s communications, marketing and engagement strategies. The successful candidate will help implement and provide support for Land Trust events, communications, and volunteer coordination. Candidates should have a degree in communications, marketing, English, or a related field and 2-3 years’ experience in marketing/communications and/or writing.