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Executive Director, San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
Deadline: February 23, 2015

The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust seeks a creative and dynamic leader in the fields of environment, parks, and community development to be its next executive director. The successful candidate will lead the Trust to higher levels of mission achievement by implementing funding strategies to strengthen the organization and address the need to improve parks operation and maintenance support. She or he will complement an accomplished land conservation and program staff by adding business and community acumen to increase the Trust’s social impact and engage the people of the San Joaquin River Valley in our work. View the complete position announcement and application instructions. (posted 1/8)

Land Protection Manager, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Deadline: January 26, 2015

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County seeks an experienced real estate and conservation professional to be part of a team working to protect farmland, rangeland and natural habitats in Santa Barbara County. The Land Protection Manager will facilitate the efficient and effective conservation of private land for the organization with a focus on acquiring priority lands, both fee simple and conservation easements, from willing landowners. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 12/22)

Stewardship Coordinator, Solano Land Trust
Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Stewardship Coordinator takes a lead role in management plan implementation, invasive species management projects, and research, restoration, and monitoring support activities focused primarily on Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve (Rush Ranch). These activities will occupy approximately 20 hours per week. Approximately 10 hours per week will be focused on Solano Land Trust (SLT) projects, such as those that take place at the combined Jepson Prairie Preserve and Wilcox Ranch properties (Jepson Prairie) owned by SLT. Approximately 10 hours per week will be spent on San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) stewardship activities. The applicant will be employed as a part-time employee of SLT (50%) and NERR (50%). View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 12/22)

Executive Director, Tejon Ranch Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Tejon Ranch Conservancy seeks a mission-focused, dedicated, and innovative leader to build on its accomplishments to date and expand its contributions to conservation, leading the Conservancy to its next level of financial, programmatic, and organizational success. Working in partnership with the Board, Tejon Ranch Company, conservation leaders, and other critical community stakeholders, the Executive Director will serve as a strategic leader in implementing the Ranch-wide Agreement and executing sustainable and forward looking conservation programs and public access activities on Tejon Ranch’s conserved lands. S/he will also interact with public agencies on important conservation programs and other critical planning activities. S/he will be a collaborative leader, an excellent manager, and an accomplished fundraiser. The ideal candidate will have a deep familiarity with land trust practices, as well as an entrepreneurial mind and the capacity to provide tangible benefits to the Conservancy. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 12/16)



Director of Development, Mountain Area Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The part-time Director of Development position requires the following:

  • Four-year related degree, 5+ years of development experience
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Interest and/or experience in land conservation preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar database management programs preferred
  • This position is part time 20 hours per week, year round

View the complete position description. Please send cover letter and resume by email. (posted 12/4)



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Volunteer and Membership Director, Sycamore Land Trust
Deadline: January 27, 2015

Sycamore Land Trust (Bloomington, IN) seeks a full-time Volunteer and Membership Director to build a robust volunteer program and provide member services for a rapidly growing nonprofit business. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/22)

Stewardship Director, Shirley Heinze Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Shirley Heinze Land Trust seeks a full time Stewardship Director. Shirley Heinze Land Trust is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1981 to preserve and protect the unique ecosystems of Northwest Indiana. It manages 1,500 acres in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties. Its mission is to protect habitats and ecosystems of Northwest Indiana through acquiring, restoring and protecting environmentally significant landscapes for present and future generations, and to inspire and educate people of all ages about the value of land conservation to protect our natural world and enrich our lives.

The Stewardship Director is responsible for administering Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s stewardship program, which includes the management and restoration of property and conservation easements. The Stewardship Director has the primary responsibility of implementing the strategic planning goals for stewardship of all land holdings. View the complete position description and application instructions on the website. (posted 1/16)

Outreach & Education Coordinator (part-time), Red-tail Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

Purpose of Position: Lead and establish community multicultural and multi-generational educational and promotional outreach programming in East Central Indiana. This programing should increase awareness for our natural heritage as well as the role of Red-tail Land Conservancy in preserving out natural environment. Contact Red-tail Land Conservancy by email for details. (posted 12/23)


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Development Director, York Land Trust
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Dynamic, innovative land trust in York, Maine seeks full-time, experienced, effective, fundraising professional. This individual will lead efforts to raise funding for operations and capital campaigns. He/she will report to the Executive Director and supervise a Development Assistant and group of volunteers. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, impeccable communications skills and five to seven years of fundraising experience, including work on major capital campaigns and events. Work experience in a land conservation organization is a plus. Competitive salary and benefits offered and a great work environment. Send cover letter and resume by email.  No phone calls please. Equal opportunity employer.



Philanthropy Manager, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
Deadline: February 8, 2015

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy seeks Philanthropy Manager. Responsibilities include donor acquisition; annual and planned giving; major gifts; corporate and foundation giving; grants; donor stewardship; gift entry and acknowledgement; database management oversight; donor research and annual appeals. View the complete position description. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, PO Box 169, Queenstown, MD 21658 or apply by email.



Forest Stewardship Intern, New England Forestry Foundation
Deadline: February 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern

The New England Forestry Foundation seeks candidates for three summer Forest Stewardship Intern positions with the possibility of one position extending for six months. The Forest Stewardship Intern position will focus on forest stewardship through three primary responsibilities: conservation easement stewardship, fee land stewardship  and outreach and education. Please send a resume and cover letter to Betsy Cook by email. View the complete position description. (posted 1/22)

Conservation and Stewardship Associate, Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Berkshire Natural Resources Council, a private, non-profit land trust based in Pittsfield, MA, seeks applicants for the position of Conservation and Stewardship Associate. This full-time, primarily office-based (80/20) position offers competitive salary and benefits. BNRC is a small organization (staff of six) unburdened by administrative formality. Employees have an unusual level of independence; a large amount of self-motivation is required.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, charismatic individual eager to launch a career in land conservation and stewardship. The Associate will learn land conservation and stewardship in a ground-up, hands-on way. The individual will help BNRC expand and strengthen its programming as it pursues an ambitious vision for the Berkshires. While doing so, the individual will acquire an excellent grounding in the building blocks of the business, preparing him or her to rise in the field without being pigeonholed into a particular skill set. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/16)

Land Conservation Specialist, Kestrel Land Trust
Deadline: February 14, 2015

Kestrel Land Trust, an ambitious, accredited land trust based in Amherst, Massachusetts, seeks experienced land conservation professional to play a leading role in conserving woodlands, farmland, and wildlands in the Pioneer Valley. The Land Conservation Specialist is responsible for managing land conservation projects under the supervision of the Executive Director, in collaboration with other staff and Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include working closely with landowners, as well as municipal, state, and federal agencies to secure funding, negotiate terms, and complete projects. Will also serve as Kestrel's representative in several regional conservation partnerships. Position requires strong personal commitment to land conservation, three years of experience managing land conservation projects or comparable experience, and cartographic skills (GIS mapping). Full-time position with potential to become senior level as the organization grows. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/16/15)

Land Protection Specialist, Westport Land Conservation Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) is seeking a Land Protection Specialist to continue the pace of land protection in Westport. The successful candidate will be an employee of WLCT and report to WLCT’s Executive Director. They will work closely with WLCT’s Land Preservation Committee and will consult with the Associate Director for Conservation of The Trustees on land conservation projects. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 12/9)


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Reserve Land Manager, American Prairie Reserve
Deadline: open until filled

American Prairie Reserve, described by National Geographic as "one of the most ambitious conservation efforts in American History," is hiring a Reserve Land Manager.

This on the ground position oversees all aspects of land acquisition toward fulfillment of the mission in alignment with organizational goals. In collaboration with our highly skilled land team, responsibilities of this position include strategic planning, identifying and analyzing acquisition opportunities, structuring purchase offers, negotiating, and closing acquisitions. The job location for the position is on or in proximity to American Prairie Reserve.

The ideal candidate is passionate about our audacious mission, has a proven track record for delivering results, is innovative and resilient, is a strong relationship builder, and has the credibility and versatility to excel in negotiating across the kitchen table as well as leading strategic discussions in the board room. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 12/22)



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New Hampshire

Conservation Easement Steward, Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
Deadline: January 30, 2015

The Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire in Exeter, New Hampshire seeks qualified candidates for the position of Conservation Easement Steward. This is a full time position responsible for completing the monitoring of conservation easements held by the Land Trust. This position is vital to the organization’s ability to meet our commitment to the long-term stewardship and protection of each property’s natural resources and easement purposes.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in and a passion for land conservation, a demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners and the desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment for a leading and growing Land Trust.

View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 12/30)


New Jersey

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Hunterdon Land Trust
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The Administrator reports directly to the Executive Director and plays a critical role in supporting staff and general office management for the organization. The part time position is expected to be approximately 20-24 hours/week. Responsibilities include general office management and administration, staff support, and management of technical resources. Previous experience with a board of trustees and volunteer coordination is preferred. Required skills include the Office Suite, and experience with Donor Perfect Database is very desirable. Please submit resume and cover letter to Complete job description can be found at

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New Mexico

Land Protection Project Manager, New Mexico Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The New Mexico Land Conservancy, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks a qualified and motivated individual to provide technical expertise, leadership and support to the organization’s Conservation Program. The Land Protection Project Manager will work to protect land and water across New Mexico with a primary focus on southern New Mexico. The Project Manager will be responsible for conservation planning, outreach, fundraising, and policy work, with a special emphasis on conservation easement and fee title acquisitions and land transfer transactions. The individual in this position will report to the Conservation Director, work closely with the Executive Director and other staff, but will initially supervise no staff. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 1/12)


New York

Community Engagement Director, Western New York Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Western New York Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit land trust, is now seeking a Community Engagement Director. The purpose of this new position is to significantly increase the public's engagement with the Land Conservancy's work. The Community Engagement Director will work with the Development Director and other Land Conservancy staff and board members to lead our citizen engagement and communications activities, and support our development work. The Community Engagement Director is a full-time exempt position. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/20)

Director of Conservation and Stewardship, Orange County Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Director of Conservation and Stewardship oversees the stewardship and land management responsibilities of the Orange County Land Trust, as well as the organization’s land and conservation easement acquisition programs. This work is accomplished independently, with the assistance of staff, volunteers, and/or interns, and through work in partnership with other conservation organizations and government agencies. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 1/8)

Adirondack Conservation Intern, The Nature Conservancy - Adirondack Chapter
Deadline: February 4, 2014

The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land Trust seek a motivated self-starter with a strong interest in environmental conservation and stewardship. This paid, full-time, 25-week position is based out of our office in Keene Valley, New York, and is an opportunity to gain substantive experience and exposure to all aspects – land stewardship, threat abatement, communications, conservation science, fundraising – of our work in the Adirondacks. The lead project will involve nature preserve management and stewardship. View the full position description and application information (search job id#42699). Applications are due February 4, 2015 and must be made online. Start date: May, 2015. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (posted 1/5)


North Carolina

Community Farm & Food Program Associate, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The full-time Community Farm and Food Program Associate responsibilities include: Plan and implement strategic work plans, budgets, fundraising goals, beginning farmer training curriculum and educational workshops; lead tours for diverse groups of visitors; share projects with partners through written and oral presentations; recruit and organize volunteers; lead volunteer days from trail maintenance to tree thinning, to invasive plant removal; manage, maintain and troubleshoot equipment, facilities, and vegetation; and assist in overseeing contractors.

Bachelor degree, and background in land stewardship, management, agriculture and conservation. One or more years of land trust and sustainable agriculture-related experience, preferably experience in farm operations.

Interested applicants submit a cover letter, resume with salary history or salary requirements, and three professional references to Carl Silverstein by email. Please include “Community Farm and Food Program Associate” in subject line. No phone calls please. View full job description. (posted 12/23)


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Conservation Manager, Klamath Lake Land Trust
Deadline:February 4, 2015

The Klamath Lake Land Trust is hiring a part time Conservation Manager. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with botany, biology or similar conservation skills. Duties include, but not limited to: conducting and publishing baseline and species inventories on fee title properties of organization; meeting landowners for potential projects; assisting with annual site monitoring, development of conservation easements, and coordination of restoration and conservation practices; developing management plans for properties; participating in the review of potential properties; community outreach; reporting to the board as requested; and other tasks. Computer proficiency is a must. Send resume by February 4, 2015 to: Klamath Lake Land Trust, Attn: Hiring Committee, P.O. Box 5142, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. (posted 1/22)


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South Carolina

Field Associate, Lowcountry Open Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

It's an exciting time to be a part of Lowcountry Open Land Trust. Our organization continues to impact conservation in the Lowcountry, having permanently protected over 107,000 acres of ecologically, agriculturally and historically significant Lowcountry land through 305 perpetually conserved properties and growing annually.

The Land Trust is seeking a highly skilled Field Associate who will be tasked with multiple responsibilities within the Stewardship Program, splitting time between the Lowcountry Open Land Trust office and various Focus Areas. Reporting to the Stewardship Manager, you will work with our experienced Conservation staff responsible for the management and efficacy of the entire Conservation Division. The Field Associate often serves as a primary point of contact for landowners, providing immediate feedback on property visits and landowner inquiries to the Conservation Division staff.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Helen Rogers,Stewardship Coordinator by email. View the complete position description. (posted 1/20)

Executive Director, Lowcountry Open Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Reporting to a highly participatory board of directors, the executive director is responsible for implementing the Trust’s strategic direction and providing overall leadership to the organization. S/he serves as the public face of the organization and works with local partners to collaboratively advance the mission. The executive director leads all external engagement activities, including fundraising, community conservation, public policy development, and collaborative conservation initiatives.

The executive director is responsible for coordinating with the existing leadership to shape the future direction of the organization and its programs. S/he works closely with the board of directors to ensure Lowcountry Open Land Trust’s financial integrity, and directly supervises the organization’s senior staff.

The core value of the trust is actually the word, “trust.” Maintaining the trust of the community, our partners, our landowners, and our own “family” is paramount and defines the leadership role of this position. The Trust’s operating philosophy is based on relationships — since everything the Trust does is relationship-based, the executive director is the primary cultivator and nurturer of the myriad relationships within and outside the organization.  Learn more about Lowcountry Open Land Trust. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 12/17)


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    Sustainable Habitat Program Manager, Piedmont Environmental Council
    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking to hire a Sustainable Habitat Program Manager to work with the Vice President for Conservation and Rural Programs and conservation officers throughout region. PEC, founded in 1972, is based in Warrenton, Virginia and serves nine counties in Virginia’s northern Piedmont area. In partnership with other organizations and state agencies, PEC has been instrumental in the protection of over 370,000 acres of working farms, forests, and open-space in the region. PEC maintains working relationships with more than 1000 landowners in the region.

    The staff position will be responsible for providing sustainable land management services, advice and coordination to landowners and partners in the northern Piedmont of Virginia. The primary objective of this program is to improve wildlife habitat and water quality in a region containing a vibrant matrix of working private lands, punctuated by significant blocks of public lands including Shenandoah National Park. The Program Manager will promote practices such as field mowing management, field-to-forest transition zones, water quality management, creation and maintenance of native species hedgerows, brush piles and other habitat, restoration of waterways for aquatic species, invasive species control, and creation of a managed landscape such as pollinator gardens. This position will report to the Vice President for Conservation and Rural Programs. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/23)


    Stewardship Assistant, Columbia Land Trust
    Deadline: February 9, 2015

    Columbia Land Trust has conserved almost 28,000 acres along the lower 200 miles of the Columbia River since 1990, of which 17,000 of these acres are cared for by the Land Trust stewardship program. The Columbia Land Trust Stewardship Assistant supports the stewardship and administration of conservation properties throughout the Land Trust’s region. The Stewardship Assistant is part of a seven staff member stewardship team and is primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of site management plans through maintenance and restoration activities, and supporting the completion of annual monitoring and documentation. The position is based in the Land Trust’s Vancouver, Washington office (potentially based in Astoria, OR for the qualified candidate) with frequent travel throughout the region to complete site work. A significant portion of this position’s work duties are field oriented and are often labor intensive requiring a strong ability to work safely and independently in remote areas. This position has the opportunity to work on a wide range of conservation properties affecting meaningful change on the ground.

    To apply submit the following documents no later than 5:00 PM February 9, 2015 (in PDF format if emailed): cover letter, resume and references (including phone number and contact instructions). Applications should be submitted to by email to Ian Sinks, Stewardship Director, Columbia Land Trust, 1351 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661 or by emailView the complete position description. (posted 1/22)

    Conservation Director, Whatcom Land Trust
    Deadline: February 10, 2015

    In coordination with the Executive Director, the Conservation Director conceives and implements the overall programmatic priorities for Whatcom Land Trust's (WLT) conservation programs including developing landscape-level campaigns and devising and implementing land protection strategies. Toward this end, the Conservation Director secures fee simple and conservation easements, builds partnerships with a broad spectrum of private and public sector players, and secures funding to underwrite this conservation work.

    The salary range for the position is $45,000 -55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. WLT provides a group health care plan, retirement match and vacation and sick leave. This is a full-time exempt position, based in Bellingham, Washington, reporting to the Executive Director.

    Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume (PDF only) and contact information for minimum of three references with “Conservation Director” in the subject line by email. Applications are only accepted electronically. No calls please. Screening of applications begins February 10, 2015. (posted 1/20)


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