Executive Director, Washington Association of Land Trusts

Applications received by May 13th will receive priority consideration, but the position is open until filled.

The Washington Association of Land Trusts (WALT) seeks an exceptional Executive Director to help lead and serve a thriving statewide association of over 30 land conservation nonprofits. This is a unique opportunity to head a growing organization with a bold vision and a strong track record in delivering legislative victories, developing innovative new programs, and driving a culture of learning and growth.

WALT serves as the united voice of the private, voluntary land conservation movement in Washington State, working tirelessly to develop and advance land conservation policy, support a dynamic community of practice, and elevate the role of land in a bright future. To take us to the next level, we seek a strong leader with the strategic skills, relational savvy, professional dedication, and personal competency to elevate this broad network across the diverse landscapes we call home. 

Please see the full position profile to learn more about the core responsibilities, desired qualifications, and information about how to apply.

Executive Director, Columbia Land Trust

Received April 20th and the position is open until filled.

Columbia Land Trust is looking for our next Executive Director! The Board of Directors seeks an inclusive, confident, strategic leader who is committed to the Land Trust’s ambitious 25-year Conservation Agenda and has the skills and experience to lead implementation of the strategic plan as the organization continues to grow to higher levels of mission impact. We are working with Koya Partners on this search. For more information on the position and to express your interest, visit the website.

Farmland Project Manager, Washington Farmland Trust

Reviews begin May 24th, 2022

Washington Farmland Trust
is hiring a Farmland Project Manager.  The Farmland Project Manager is a new position that works in partnership with farmers and landowners to support, design, and implement land and resource conservation projects. The Project Manager works closely with other members of the Conservation and Stewardship team on conservation transactions, including preliminary landowner engagement, conservation project development, and coordinating acquisition due diligence.  For more information, including how to apply, please visit the job description.

Communications Director, Whatcom Land Trust

Whatcom Land Trust is seeking a Communications Director. This person is responsible for maximizing opportunities for education, collaboration and engagement to advance Whatcom Land Trust’s mission and strategic plan. Through effective storytelling, this position will build allies and personal relationships between Whatcom Land Trust and its internal and external stakeholders. Working through social media, press, events, effective advertising, soliciting community support and other innovative and systematic approaches, the Communication Director’s primary responsibility is to increase the overall size and reach of community engagement with the Land Trust.  For more information, including application instructions, please read the job description.

Executive Director, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Deadline extended to end of May, 2022

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust seeks an experienced, committed and visionary Executive Director who will build on our organizational success as a conservation leader in North Central Washington. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) is a trusted and proven non-profit rooted in a thriving community and is beginning an exciting new chapter of growth. Our approach to land conservation, open space planning, and careful stewardship is innovative and successful. We have significant influence in our region as a highly valued contributor to increasingly complex and impactful conservation projects and we have built powerful partnerships with elected officials, local businesses, tribal leaders, and a growing membership of supporters and donors.

The next Executive Director of the CDLT will continue our legacy of success – leading our staff and board in pursuing our strategic goals, growing our organization in a sustainable way, and engaging current and new partners. We seek candidates who have excellent strategic planning and operational skills, proven senior management experience, and a deep and demonstrated commitment to conservation. For more information, please read the full job description.

Associate Director, Methow Conservancy

Review of applications begins on April 28th and the position is open until filled.

The Methow Conservancy, a nonprofit accredited land trust based in Winthrop, WA, is excited to be looking for an Associate Director to help inspire people to care for the land of the Methow Valley.  A successful Associate Director will provide organizational leadership and strategic thought in our communications, outreach, and operations. We’re looking for someone who shares a passion for our mission and the Methow Valley, values building relationships, believes in helping others be successful, understands how to foster strong teamwork, thrives as a strategic thinker, and wants to be a part of nimble, innovative, optimistic, always-learning, fun organization that likes to make a difference on the ground.  For more information, including application instructions, please read the full job description.

Executive Director, Whidbey Camano Land Trust

Deadline extended to April 28, 2022 with an increased salary range.

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is looking for a visionary and entrepreneurial leader to take the organization to new heights. You will be joining a dynamic, high-caliber and results-oriented team focused on conserving the natural habitats and agricultural lands on Whidbey and Camano Islands and providing outdoor opportunities to connect people with nature, helping to instill a lasting land ethic. For more information, check out the job description.

Staff Accountant, Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

Review of applications begins on April 15. Open until filled.

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is seeking a full-service accountant to support a growing non-profit land conservation organization. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing team of conservation professionals to help accelerate conservation outcomes in the Inland Northwest. Our work is engaging, meaningful, challenging, and dynamic. We are seeking a team member with dedication and focus who will bring energy and humor to the job.  The focus of the Staff Accountant is to provide complete financial services – ranging from day-to-day bookkeeping to monthly and annual reporting. Duties include bookkeeping in QuickBooks Online and supporting diverse non-profit functions. The position is 20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule. We seek an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person with independent problem-solving skills, an ability to work as a part of a team, and the ability to think holistically while working on specifics. For more information and application instructions, please read the full job description.

Northwest Project Manager, Trust for Public Land

Received March 23rd, 2022. Position is open until filled.

The Northwest Land Protection team is looking for a dynamic and dedicated Project Manager to join them in permanently protecting lands to improve equitable access to recreation, ensure climate resilient communities and ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and parks and open space. Through this work, TPL will help deliver cleaner air and water, healthier communities, equitable and connected neighborhoods, and a more resilient and livable environment for all. For more information, please read the full job description.

Land Project Manager, Methow Conservancy

Review of applications begins on April 4th

The Methow Conservancy, a nonprofit accredited land trust based in Winthrop, WA, is enthusiastically seeking a Land Project Manager to join our team and help make conservation projects happen in the Methow Valley.  A successful Land Project Manager will work closely with our Land Staff to handle real estate transactions including conservation easements, land purchases, and land donations. They will build solid relationships with potential landowner partners and funding agencies and be a good partner to the appraisers, surveyors, and other collaborators to meet the goals of permanent conservation and positive community impacts on important lands in the Methow Valley.  We’re looking for a team player with a passion for our mission who values paying attention to the little details and the big picture.  For more information, including application instructions, please read the full job description.

Education Programs Coordinator, Methow Conservancy

Review of applications begins on March 21st

The Methow Conservancy, a nonprofit accredited land trust based in Winthrop, WA, is enthusiastically seeking an Education Programs Coordinator to help inspire people to care for the land of the Methow Valley.  A successful Education Programs Coordinator will create and run an array of educational outreach programs for all ages, help share useful information in our beloved publications (digital and print), and work with our team to manage events that bring the conservation mission to life.  They’re looking for someone with a passion for the land trust’s mission and the Methow Valley, values building relationships, believes in the impact of natural-history/conservation-based community education, and wants to be a part of nimble, innovative, optimistic, always-learning, fun team.  For more information, including application instructions, please read the full job description.

Communication Specialist, Whidbey Camano Land Trust

Whidbey Camano Land Trust is looking for a Communication Specialist to develop, coordinate and implement communication strategies and fundraising materials that engage the community and ensures widespread and positive visibility for long-term viability and sustainability of the Land Trust. The ideal candidate is a self-directed, multi-tasker with a discerning attention to detail. For more information please see the job description.

Operations Specialist, Whidbey Camano Land Trust

Whidbey Camano Land Trust is seeking a collaborative, organized and tech-savvy Operations Specialist to join our team! The ideal candidate enjoys working across multiple programs to provide administrative support and foster a positive work environment. The position will function as the hub of the Land Trust team to help achieve its mission. For more information please see the job description.

Community Engagement Member (AmeriCorps), Nisqually Land Trust

New! The Nisqually Land Trust is looking for a Community Engagement Member for the 2022-23 AmeriCorps term. This AmeriCorps member will help us increase and diversify the network of people visiting and volunteering on our lands. This person will connect us with people in our community that have not traditionally been out on our properties by organizing nature walks and stewardship volunteer events on our lands. They will also help facilitate our new after-school Wildlife Watchers program focused on youth who have not traditionally had the opportunity to get outside and view wildlife, working with partners to teach them about nature and take them on field trips. Find out more here: For more information, including how to apply, please read the job description.

Habitat Stewardship Member (AmeriCorps), Nisqually Land Trust

New!   The Nisqually Land Trust is looking for a Habitat Stewardship Member for the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps term! This AmeriCorps member will support the Land Trust’s mission by helping grow our network of volunteers and assisting with habitat improvement and stewardship. The Habitat Stewardship member will plan and host weekly volunteer work parties, facilitate the Volunteer Site Steward program, work with interns, and implement habitat stewardship and restoration projects. For more information, including how to apply, please read the job description.

Philanthropy Director, Whatcom Land Trust

Position is open until filled, with priority consideration given to those who apply before April 11th, 2022.

Whatcom Land Trust is hiring a full-time Philanthropy Director. In conjunction with the Executive Director, this person is responsible for building the resources needed to achieve the Trust’s mission, and to plan, develop and oversee organizational philanthropy and fundraising goals, strategies and benchmarks. Whatcom Land Trust seeks a skilled and successful team player who brings demonstrated energy and passion for our mission, a successful track record of raising funds, and the willingness and aptitude to work closely with staff, board and community members to attain short- and long-term success. For more information, please check out the attached job description.

Conservation Program Manager, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

Review of applications begins on March 4th, 2022

The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT) is seeking a Conservation Program Manager to support COLT’s policy and government relations initiatives, to support and grow COLT’s pro bono legal program and provide leadership in producing education and training for land trusts and partner organizations. For more information, check out the job description.

Conservation Project Manager, Great Peninsula Conservancy

Position is open until filled; anticipated start date is April 15th, 2022.

The Great Peninsula Conservancy is seeking a committed, organized, and goal-oriented individual to join the team of our successful and growing land trust. Working closely with the Conservation Director, the Conservation Project Manager implements Great Peninsula Conservancy’s land conservation initiatives involving purchase of land and conservation easements, mostly in Kitsap County. Duties include partnership development, community and landowner outreach, grant writing and administration, and implementing real estate transactions. This is a great opportunity for an organized and goal oriented individual to join the conservation team and help protect wildlife, recreation opportunities, and the rural character of the peninsula. For more information, please check out the job description.

Stewardship Associate, Great Peninsula Conservancy

Position is open until filled; anticipated start date is April 15th, 2022.

The Stewardship Associate is responsible for assisting the stewardship of the Great Peninsula Conservancy’s conservation properties, including annual monitoring and maintenance, recruiting and training volunteer property stewards, leading stewardship work crews (volunteer and paid), and maintaining stewardship equipment and files. The Stewardship Associate also assists the Stewardship Manager in preparing management plans, baseline reports, and implementing stewardship projects. For more information, please read the full job description.

Conservation Program Manager, Wallowa Land Trust

Posted January 28th, 2022 and position is open until filled.

The Conservation Program Manager oversees and manages Wallowa Land Trust’s land acquisition and stewardship projects. This includes implementing WLT’s Conservation Plan, developing conservation strategies and landowner contacts, negotiating conservation easements and fee title transactions, managing stewardship and compliance monitoring on land acquisitions, engaging with tribes and Native people on conservation projects, and fundraising to support conservation projects. For more information, please check out the job description.

Philanthropy Associate, San Juan Preservation Trust

The San Juan Preservation Trust (SJPT) is seeking a Philanthropy Associate. This critical member of our fund development team reports to the Director of Philanthropy. Through direct mail, personal outreach, grant writing, and events, the position is integral to expanding our base of support, feeding the major gift pipeline, and securing legacy gifts. For more information, please check out the job description.

Development and Communications Director, Bainbridge Island Land Trust

Received January 24th, position open until filled.

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust seeks an experienced, outgoing, and collaborative individual to provide fundraising and communications leadership in support of our mission to conserve and steward the diverse natural environments of Bainbridge Island for the benefit of all. For more information, please check out the job description.

Accountant, San Juan Preservation Trust

Initial application review begins January 19, but position is open until filled

The San Juan Preservation Trust (SJPT) is seeking a staff Accountant to help ensure that the organization’s financial operations are accurate, complete, and efficient. Reporting to the Director of Operations & Finance, the Accountant supports financial analysis, management, and reporting, and collaborates with other administrative staff to support day-to-day financial operations. For more information, please read the job description.

Northwest Area Director, The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land is hiring a Northwest Area Director who is responsible for developing and leading The Trust for Public Land’s programmatic activities for the Northwest, including Oregon and Washington. The Trust for Public Land’s work throughout the Northwest encompasses a broad spectrum of work, including land protection, park design and development, community engagement, parks planning, and public financing for parks and conservation. For more information, please visit the job description.

Attachment: Northwest Area Director