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2014 Summer Intern, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
Deadline: May 2, 2014

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is seeking a dynamic individual interested in nonprofit land protection for our summer 2014 Intern position. Based in the stunning setting of Homer, Alaska, the intern will provide support to the stewardship program by assisting the Stewardship Coordinator and Conservation Director with fieldwork and land management tasks. Additionally, the intern will perform a variety of office tasks related to stewardship reporting and record-keeping. View the full job description.

Duration: 20 hours per week for 15 weeks; start date is negotiable between May 15 and June 2.

Financial Support: This internship pays $13/hour.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and two references by May 2, 2014 via email. (posted 4/7)


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Director of Land Conservation and Stewardship, Grand Canyon Trust
Deadline: April 30, 2014

The Director of Land Conservation and Stewardship provides strategic direction, coordination, and oversight, for the Trust’s land conservation efforts in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Plays a lead role in fundraising, outreach, and policy advocacy efforts at the regional and national level. The Director is primarily responsible for overseeing the Grand Canyon Trust’s Kane and Two Mile Ranches Program. Send cover letter, resume and three references to Darcy Allen via email . View a complete position description. (posted 3/11)


Stewardship Project Manager, Peninsula Open Space Trust
Deadline: May 15, 2014

The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is one of the nation’s most dynamic and successful local land trusts, and since its founding in 1977 has protected more than 70,000 acres of open space along the Skyline Ridge, the San Francisco Peninsula, the Santa Cruz Mountain range and along the San Mateo County coast.

We are seeking an energetic team player to join POST’s Stewardship team!

Under the supervision of the Director of Land Stewardship, the Stewardship Project Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating conservation projects, leases, contracts, and consultants on POST properties and representing POST in working with the community and partner organizations. View the complete position description.

Send your resume with a cover letter explaining your personal connection to POST's mission and why this position aligns with your career objectives INCLUDING THE WORDS STEWARDSHIP PROJECT MANAGER IN THE SUBJECT LINE via email. No phone calls please. (posted 4/16)

Stewardship Director, Solano Land Trust
Deadline: April 30, 2014

The position is a full-time exempt position with a six month introductory period. The salary range is $55,00 - 62,00 per year. The ideal candidate will be a team player with strong diplomacy, interpersonal and problem solving skills and have experience leading teams and managing sensitive habitat, recreation/visitor services and working landscapes. This position will be based primarily in SLT's office in Fairfield, CA. SLT provides a portion of the employee's health, dental, and vision insurance, matches up to 2% of employee's contribution toward their 403.b retirement account, and provides eleven paid holidays and two weeks of vacation per year.

The Stewardship Director is a new leadership position established to manage the field operations of the Solano Land Trust (SLT) including the Land Stewardship Program and visitor services programs. The Stewardship Director leads the management of the 11,640 acres SLT owns in fee title in a consistent and professional manner including visitor programs (such as low impact recreation), staff management and managing working lands. The Stewardship Director also administers the Land Stewardship Program budget, including visitor services, and oversees major grants and mitigation projects on SLT lands, in concert with other SLT staff. SLT's lands provide habitat for many rare and endangered species, provide excellent grazing forage, and host over 15,000 visitors each year. Our land stewardship activities are focused on maintaining, improving and protecting natural resources with the objective of balancing agricultural, habitat, cultural resource, and recreational values of our lands so that their conservation value is protected and enhanced for generations to come. For a complete job description, please go to our website:

Position Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science or similar field plus 5 years' experience leading teams and managing wildlife preserves with public access, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer Master's Degree in related field with six to 10 years of experience. View the complete position description. Submit your cover letter and resume to Debi Lucas via email. (posted 4/9)

Director of Finance, Truckee Donner Land Trust
Deadline: April 30, 3014

The Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT) is a well established, nonprofit with a successful, 24-year record in land conservation. Our office is located in a very desirable area in the northern Sierra in downtown Truckee. Truckee offers unique, small town living with established community and cultural values. Truckee is near to Lake Tahoe and close to three international airports and to urban destinations. Locals rate the quality of life here very high, being one of the West’s most beautiful, historic mountain towns nestled within an inspiring mountain landscape, and world class outdoor recreation during all seasons.

This position is 37.5 hours per week, full time (negotiable); exempt employee. Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience, benefits, and with COLA.


  • Degree in accounting or finance. CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of five years hands on non profit accounting experience with understanding of fund and non-profit accounting and legal requirements.
  • Competence in Quickbooks, Microsoft Excel, Filemaker and other basic computer skills (Word, email, and internet)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with board, staff, volunteers, and donors.
  • Ability to establish financial reporting systems for internal and external use.
  • Ability to analyze key trends affecting TDLT’s business and identify potential issues.
  • Keen appreciation for conservation and natural resource protection.


  • Develop and manage the organization’s annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Stewardship Director to ensure strategic allocation of expenses to restricted and board designated funds. Maintain and track sources and uses of restricted and designated funds.
  • Track, reconcile and, if necessary, collect real estate transfer fees the organization is entitled to receive.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of state and federal employment tax returns and related workers compensation reporting.
  • Provide financial information to the external CPA preparing the state and federal annual returns.
  • Prepare periodic financial packages for the Board, including summary of financial performance and analysis of key budget variances.
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Perform end of period closings, including journal entries and supporting schedules, bank and other reconciliations, and finalize monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Provide oversight and management of bookkeeper data entry, payroll processing, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing, and report generation.
  • Prepare for, coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors, audit committee and the finance committees of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Manage organizational cash investments, cash flow and forecasting. Recommend long and short term investment policies to the Executive Director and Finance Committee.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual. Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Executive Director and Finance Committee.
  • Support the financial analysis of potential acquisitions.
  • Human Resources, Technology and Administration
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Further develop TDLT’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting.

Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.

To apply, send cover letter and resume via email or mail to Truckee Donner Land Trust, Attn: Jobs, PO Box 8816, Truckee, CA 96162. Please, no calls. For further information on our organization visit our website. (posted 3/28)

LA-Ventura Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: April 18, 2014, 11:59pm EST

The Restoration Manager position is based in Ventura and provides high-level technical leadership and support to the LA-Ventura Project on all aspects of habitat restoration, including, but not limited to: planning, permitting, fundraising/grant writing, implementation and monitoring. S/he will advance the project’s restoration program by identifying, developing, and managing large-scale restoration projects. S/he will manage contractors and contracts; assist with fundraising by writing and managing funding proposals; assist with preserve management programs, stewardship and public access; assist with research, real estate and other general project support; and further the Conservancy’s strategic goals through advancing conservation within the project area. It is essential that the Restoration Manager take the initiative to solve problems as they arise, seeking input and equitable solutions. The Restoration Manager should have a passion for conservation and be highly motivated. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/25)

Executive Director, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Deadline: open until filled; please apply immediately

The salary is $135,000-$170,000. Under the general direction of, and working in partnership with, the Board of Directors (Board), the Executive Director provides leadership, vision, and overall direction of SFEI scientists, staff, business and operations. Along with the Board, he/she is fiscally responsible for the organization as a whole.

Ten years of experience managing non-profit, public sector or scientific research/resource conservation or closely-related projects or programs and at least five years of supervisory experience will be expected, in addition to a Master’s degree.

Submit a resume (which includes months/years of employment and size of budgets/staffs managed) and cover letter, including current salary and the names of six work-related references to:

Pam Derby, CPS HR Consulting, 241 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 9581,  916-471-3126 (phone) 916-561-7205 (fax) or email. Visit the website. View the online brochure. (posted 3/21)

Development Associate, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
Deadline: April 30, 2014

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy seeks an enthusiastic and talented development professional to support the fundraising and stewardship initiatives that benefit San Elijo Lagoon, one of San Diego's largest protected coastal wetlands. This position is full time. . View the complete position description. (posted 3/21)


Executive Director, Eagle Valley Land Trust
Deadline: May 10, 2014

The Executive Director, working with the Board of Directors, has overall leadership responsibility for EVLT, including conservation, fundraising, strategic and project planning and implementation, as well as organizational and financial management. Our Director must be a skilled, self-reliant leader with the presence, confidence and communications skills to operate as a peer with an active, able Board, senior corporate and government officials, community leaders, and high net worth individuals. S/he must have extensive experience with land conservation transactions. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/11)

Stewardship Director, Montezuma Land Conservancy
Deadline: April 21, 2014

The Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) is searching for an experienced and enthusiastic Stewardship Director to monitor properties and work with easement donors in Montezuma, Dolores, and San Miguel counties in Southwest Colorado. The Stewardship Director will plan for and administer the easement stewardship program as well as assist with grants, special events, and outreach. The position is full-time with benefits and reports to the Executive Director. Salary DOE.

The Montezuma Land Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) conservation organization established in 1998 by a group of local citizens concerned about the rapid loss of local agricultural lands and open space in Southwest Colorado. In 1999 MLC completed its first conservation easement and has since protected 37,022 acres of farm and ranch land, wildlife habitat, and scenic open space across three counties. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 4/11)


Senior Conservation Director, Palmer Land Trust
Deadline: April 18, 2014

Palmer Land Trust (PLT) seeks a Senior Conservation Director to oversee and support PLT’s Land Protection Team, which includes the Lower Arkansas Valley Conservation Director and the Land Stewardship Director. The Director serves as the primary representative to conservation stakeholders throughout the Pikes Peak region. She or he will be responsible for leading a community effort to update the Protect the Peak (PtP) conservation plan and advancing critical conservation projects within the PtP conservation area. PtP conservation projects include public open space acquisitions and private land conservation projects. The Director will also oversee other preservation projects of merit throughout PLT’s service territory. The ideal candidate will have staff management, strategic planning, grant writing, and program development experience, as well as significant conservation easement transaction experience. View the complete position description. (posted 3/11)

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

We are searching for an experienced Development Director with proven success designing and executing a full range of philanthropic fundraising strategies. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will be a key member of the Trust's leadership team. You will work with a committed team to deliver on the strategic goals of the Trust. The Development Director is responsible for leading the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the organization’s fundraising. Our development program is based on long-term relationship building that can sustain the organization in perpetuity. We place special emphasis on major and planned gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations. The trust also raises funds through government grants, special appeals, annual campaigns and special events. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/18)



Paid Internships & Preservation Specialist, Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture
Deadline: April 18, 2014

The Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture seeks both a Farmland Preservation Specialist and paid, full-time internships for enrolled college/graduate students. These positions will work closely with groups operating at the town, land trust, state, and federal levels, and will assist with the NRCS Federal Farm and Ranchlands Protection program. Tasks include: farmland owner outreach; reviewing conservation plans and agricultural preservation deeds; and conducting farm visits for baseline inventories and stewardship.

Qualifications sought: strong writing and verbal communication skills, ability to conduct outdoor fieldwork and work independently with the general public and partnering organizations. Experience with MS Word, Excel, Access and database management; ArcGIS and mapping. Familiarity with farming, food systems, land conservation, and Connecticut and U.S. agricultural policy a plus. Applicants are interviewed and hired on a rolling basis. Send cover letter, resume and list of references to: Cam Weimar, CT Director of Farmland Preservation with subject "job application" via email. (posted 3/28)


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District of Columbia

Program Intern, The Conservation Finance Network at Island Press
Deadline: April 24, 2014

The Conservation Finance Network (CFN) is a new multi-institutional effort based at Island Press in Washington, D.C. This program seeks to accelerate the pace and scale of land and resource conservation, restoration, and stewardship in the U.S. through the application of innovative financial tools and strategies. By delivering intensive trainings and building a network of professionals from across the conservation, finance, and philanthropic sectors, CFN fosters the development and application of ideas with real world impact.

We are seeking a Program Intern to assist with all aspects of the program, including training courses, website development, and fundraising efforts. The Program Intern will work closely with the Program Director and Island Press’ Development team to strengthen CFN’s overall campaign. To apply, send cover letter and resume via email. (posted 4/16)

Conservancy Director, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
Deadline: May 6, 2014

The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy (DOPC) seeks a Conservancy Director. The Conservancy Director, working with the Board of Directors, has overall leadership responsibility for DOPC, including fundraising, strategic and project planning and implementation, and organizational and financial management. The Conservancy Director must be a skilled, self-reliant leader with the presence, confidence and communications skills to operate as a peer with an active, able Board, senior corporate and government officials, community leaders, and high net worth individuals. View the complete position description.

An interested candidate for the DOPC Conservancy Director position should send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and a resume which conveys your leadership and management accomplishments via email. (posted 3/11)


Director of Land Protection, Indian River Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Established in 1990 in Vero Beach, Florida, the Indian River Land Trust has recently acquired nearly nine miles and 900 acres of shoreline on the Indian River Lagoon. This full-time, senior-level position oversees Indian River Land Trust's (IRLT) continuing land protection programs and the management of its conservation properties. S/he works as an integral part of the senior staff team on guiding and implementing organizational goals and objectives.

Qualifications: College degree in natural resources or related field; five years land protection experience, including successful history managing complex land transactions; knowledge of coastal ecosystems; ability to work collaboratively with small staff team to implement programs; capacity to communicate effectively; problem-solver who works to find creative yet practical solutions to conservation challenges.

Competitive compensation/benefits package. View the complete position description. Send cover letter and resume to: Executive Director, Indian River Land Trust, 80 Royal Palm Pointe, Suite 301, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or via email. (posted 3/28)


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Executive Director, The Merwin Conservancy
Deadline: May 2, 2014

The mission of The Merwin Conservancy is to inspire reverence for language, nature and imagination, as embodied in the poetry and palm forest of W.S. Merwin, through study, events and education. The Conservancy’s executive director is a full-time position that reports to the Board of Trustees. The executive director manages one part-time administrative/development staff member and oversees a contract bookkeeper/CPA, a website technician, and legal counsel on retainer. The executive director is responsible for overall organizational management, including implementation of the strategic plan, fundraising development, Trustee relations, outreach and communication, financial management, and fund development and donor relations. The position requires knowledge of conservation values and the arts.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Nonprofit organization experience
  • Must live on Maui or be willing to relocate
  • A passion for natural environment, arts and poetry
  • Entrepreneurial and leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong experience in fundraising and development
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Request a complete job description via email. (posted 4/9)


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Land Manager, American Chestnut Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Land Manager is responsible for stewardship of 3,100 acre Parkers Creek Preserve in Calvert County, Maryland. Stewardship activities include wildlife management, forest management, interpretation, volunteer coordination, maintenance and long-range planning. The land manager is also responsible for managing and updating GIS data. Minimum qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management or a related field; expertise in ArcGIS 9.0 or higher and working knowledge of global positioning system tools; ability to work independently and as a team member with a wide variety of people; and ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Considerable outdoor and weekend work is required in this position. Salary commensurate with experience; medical and retirement benefits available. View the complete job description. Send cover letter and resume to Executive Director, American Chestnut Land Trust, P.O. Box 1700, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or via email. (posted 3/4)


Part-time Executive Director, The Manor Conservancy Inc.
Deadline: April 30, 2014

The Manor Conservancy (TMC) seeks a part-time Executive Director. TMC is a nonprofit founded in 1993 and dedicated to facilitating land conservation in northern Baltimore and Harford Counties, Maryland. It has been instrumental in preserving over 15,000 acres of land through facilitating and accepting permanent conservation easements. The Executive Director executes overarching strategy for the TMC; advocates effectively and forcefully for its mission among donors, partners and the broader community; and provides executive oversight for all aspects of TMC operations, including staff development, finances, funding and fundraising, programming and stewardship. Send resume to TMC, Box 408, Monkton, MD 21111 or via email. (posted 2/19)



Part-time Executive Director, Opacum Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Opacum Land Trust, a thirteen-town regional conservation organization located in south-central Massachusetts, is seeking its first part-time executive director. Since its inception in 2000, Opacum has been an all-volunteer land trust. With over 1000 acres of land held in fee and under easement, Opacum must transition in order to protect more land and at the same time be a good steward of the properties already conserved. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email. Electronic submissions only. No phone calls, please. View the full position description. (posted 4/9)



Development Director, Michigan Nature Association
Deadline: open until filled

Reporting to and in close partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Development will lead the fundraising efforts of the Michigan Nature Association as the organization continues to grow. The Director of Development will have the opportunity to help shape and build all aspects of the development function within Michigan Nature Association (MNA). The duties include:

  • Establish plans for annual fundraising and capital campaigns
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive moves management program
  • Manage a portfolio of donors, conduct personal solicitations
  • Analyze, identify and implement effective donor engagement and retention strategies
  • Assist in the development of fiscal year revenue forecasts and long-term growth projections
  • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with institutional funders, including assisting in identifying grant opportunities and writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three or more years of experience in direct solicitation and a track record of successful results.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume writing sample and three references via email. (posted 3/20)

Operations Manager, Six Rivers Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

Six Rivers Land Conservancy is seeking a qualified Operations Manager. Reports to the Executive Director, requires occasional evening and weekend hours for events and meetings. Up to full time, salaried with compensation in the mid 30’s depending on experience.

Job summary: Responsible for day to day office administration of a small, vibrant, growing nonprofit conservation organization including donor database management, office operations and general support of Board, Executive Director, program staff and volunteers.

Minimum qualifications include at least two years of experience and demonstrated mastery of the following:

  • Donor/sales database, such as SalesForce
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Electronic communication including email and other electronic media
  • Support of office operations, preferably in the nonprofit realm

View the complete position description. Send letter of interest, resume and writing sample to Chris Bunch, Executive Director via email with the words “Operations Manager” in the subject line. (posted 3/20)



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Executive Director, Flathead Land Trust
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Flathead Land Trust (FLT) is seeking the right candidate to serve as executive director. FLT is a Kalispell based nonprofit working to conserve private land in northwest Montana. The executive director is a professional, full-time exempt position. View the complete position description. (posted 4/7)


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New Hampshire

Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Deadline: April 22, 2014

The nonprofit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a candidate to fill the Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger position to perform stewardship and monitoring of recreational use on the 103 acre Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area working to inform the public of the intended uses of the property. The successful candidate will have a background in Parks and Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Geography, or other related field. This is a part-time temporary position based in Concord, NH and requires approximately 20 hours per week, May through September, including days, evenings and weekends in variable weather conditions. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. View the complete position description. Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by email no later than April 22, 2014 to Rita Carroll at via email.

Director of Development, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
Deadline: open until filled

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, a land trust in Union, New Hampshire is seeking a part-time Development Director who will be in charge of fundraising to include: successful completion of current Capital Campaign, meeting operating budget projections and creation of long-range fundraising plan.Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree with minimum experience of four years in nonprofit fundraising,development, grant writing and proven record of developing and maintaining strong donor relationships and donations; excellent organizational, communication and writing skills; ability to work collaboratively and experience in successful training in fundraising; knowledge of donor data based software. For further information and full job position contact Nancy Spencer Smith via email. (posted 3/11)

Land Protection Specialist, Piscataquog Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Piscataquog Land Conservancy (PLC) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Land Protection Specialist (LPS), based out of the PLC’s office in the iconic New England village of New Boston, NH overlooking the Piscataquog River.The LPS is responsible for the direct oversight of land protection activities for the PLC. She or he is charged with identifying and initiating land protection opportunities that meet the PLC’s conservation goals, as well as screening conservation projects to insure they meet established criteria. The LPS manages all transactional aspects of the PLC’s acquisitions, by gift or purchase, of conservation easements and fee interests from private landowners, governmental entities, and other conservation groups. She or he represents the organization in conservation partnerships or coalitions and works collaboratively with conservation partners to achieve short and long term conservation goals. View a complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/17)


New Jersey

NamoLand Trust or Organization
Hunterdon Land Trust
Position Title
Position Description
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

South Jersey Metro Regional Manager, New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2014

New Jersey Conservation Foundation, one of the nation’s leading non-profit land conservation organizations, seeks a Project Manager for acquisition and development of parks and greenways in the city of Camden. Applicant experience should include; Conservation real estate transactions; government public agency relations; securing public and private conservation funding; and working with land partners & supporters. Fundraising and/or grassroots organizing experience a plus. Knowledge of Camden community and geography desirable. Qualifications include BS in environmental science, natural resource management, urban planning or a related field. Office based in Camden area with some travel required. Qualified candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to Maria Hauser, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Bamboo Brook, 170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931 or via email. EOE, M/F/V/D. (posted 3/13)


New Mexico

Communication and Development Coordinator, New Mexico Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) is seeking an individual to coordinate and manage its communications, grant writing, and donor research and management; and, as needed, support other organizational development activities. Position requires an ability to effectively communicate NMLC's mission, goals and accomplishments to others; and to help fulfill NMLC's short and long-range fundraising needs and goals. This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises no staff. Our office sits on 265 acres of preserved land on the south side of Santa Fe, NM. We offer an excellent work environment with competitive salary and benefits

Qualifications - Bachelor's Degree in related field, two years relevant experience, and experience working at a land trust or non-profit organization. View the complete position description. (posted 4/4)


New York

Conservation Information Manager, Open Space Institute
Deadline: April 25, 2014

The Conservation Information Manager is responsible for all aspects of geospatial information management including 1) tracking, evaluating and obtaining data, 2) integration, organization and management of OSI’s GIS and other relational databases, 3) production of GIS products, 4) provision of technical GIS expertise to OSI staff and 5) oversight of GIS work of OSI staff and consultants.

View the complete position description. (posted 4/14)

Easement Program Stewardship Coordinator, Watershed Agricultural Council
Deadline: May 12, 2014

The Watershed Agricultural Council, a non profit organization working to protect the NYC Watershed while supporting farm and forest land uses, is seeking an Easement Program Stewardship Coordinator to oversee and coordinate the management of the Stewardship Program. View qualifications, detailed position description and application instructions. Salary is approximately $60,000 per year. (posted 4/9)

Development Director, Orange County Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Orange County Land Trust, based in Sugar Loaf, New York, is seeking an experienced, energetic, creative, staff leader to direct all aspects of the land trust’s fundraising operations. The candidate will be required to effectively represent the organization to potential and current donors, foundations, corporations, and the public at-large. This position requires an individual with strong fundraising experience who is a collaborative problem solver, an energetic and effective communicator, and a good fit with the land trust’s staff and organizational culture. The candidate must have the ability to successfully promote the Orange County Land Trust and its programs to a diverse audience of supporters and potential donors. He/she represents and promotes the Land Trust’s mission and brand by providing excellent donor stewardship, and interacting with members, volunteers and supporters. The individual in this position will develop and execute a strategy for building the organization’s endowment. View the complete position description. (posted 4/1)

Executive Director, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy
Deadline: May 31, 2014

The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit organization to help restore and revitalize Jamaica Bay and Rockaway parks, is seeking its founding Executive Director. In 2012, the National Park Service and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation formed The Conservancy which will advocate and fundraise for the parks, and develop and implement programs and projects including sustainability and resiliency programs like wetland habitat restoration. The Conservancy is seeking an Executive Director who will be a dynamic leader and self-starter responsible for serving as lead spokesperson, fundraiser, strategic planner and chief executive managing the organization and all its programming. He or she must be an experienced fundraiser, hands-on manager and problem solver. This leadership position is an exciting opportunity for a high-energy, entrepreneurial self-starter to play a transformative role in the future fabric of NYC and parks nationally. View the complete position description. Send inquiries, nominations, and applications in confidence via email. (posted 2/18)


North Carolina

AmeriCorps Project Conserve member/Stewardship Associate, The Nature Conservancy- North Carolina Chapter, Southern Blue Ridge Program
Deadline: May 23, 2014

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is accepting applications for AmeriCorps Project Conserve for September 2014 through July 2015. The mission of Project Conserve is to serve Western North Carolina by building stronger, more educated and involved communities that understand the threats to their local environment, are equipped with tools and resources to take direct conservation action, and have significant opportunities to engage in conservation activities through volunteering.

TNC in Asheville is a host site for one AmeriCorps Project Conserve member serving in the position of Stewardship Associate. The member in this position will participate in prescribed burns, develop and manage volunteer activities including workdays at TNC's Southern Blue Ridge preserves, help coordinate mountain bog restoration work, lead efforts to combat invasives on public lands, support TNC's role in the Grandfather Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project, assist with conservation easement monitoring visits across western North Carolina, and maintain positive relationships with landowners. View the complete position description. (posted 4/9)

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Member, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Deadline: May 23, 2014

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 32 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of western North Carolina. The program places members in service with one of 20 host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. Each member will serve 1700 hours during an 11 month term, from September 2014 through July 2015.

Members educate and involve local communities in addressing critical conservation issues through community outreach and education, volunteer recruitment / coordination, and direct support of conservation initiatives, including habitat restoration, trail creation and improvement, monitoring and management of conserved lands, and water quality monitoring.

See detailed service descriptions for each position and the application form and instructions. Application deadline is May 23, 2014. Please contact Amy Stout, AmeriCorps Project Conserve Program Director, with any questions at (828) 697-5777 ext. 208 or via email. (posted 4/3)

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Development Director, North Coast Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on coastal conservation is the foundation of this position. The primary responsibility of the Development Director is to communicate his or her passion for conservation to a strategic audience in order to raise the operational funding necessary for North Coast Land Conservancy to achieve its mission: to conserve the natural lands and wildlife of the Oregon Coast, forever. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 3/24)

Stewardship Intern, North Coast Land Conservancy
Deadline: April 16, 2014

There are three positions available. The Stewardship Interns will support North Coast Land Conservancy’s stewardship program by treating invasive plants on NCLC-owned lands, spanning from Seaside to the Columbia River, on the north Oregon coast. A crew of three Stewardship Interns will work alongside the Land Steward to implement a variety of weed removal techniques (using non-chemical methods).

Visit the website. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Melissa Reich, Stewardship Director, via email. (posted 3/20)

Land Steward, North Coast Land Conservancy
Deadline: April 16, 2014

The Land Steward supports North Coast Land Conservancy’s stewardship program by implementing invasive treatment and monitoring on NCLC-owned lands, spanning from Seaside to the Columbia River, on the north Oregon coast. The Land Steward will work with and supervise three full-time interns, and occasionally with hired and volunteer crews. S/he will produce an annual report detailing the acres treated and the effectiveness of the restoration activities.

Visit the website. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Melissa Reich, Stewardship Director, via email. (posted 3/19)


Stewardship Coordinator, Lancaster Farmland Trust
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Lancaster Farmland Trust, a private land trust working to protect Lancaster County farmland, is seeking a Stewardship Coordinator. Responsibilities include managing the Trust’s Smart Farms program, writing conservation plans, conducting BMP assessments, and assisting with grant applications.

A bachelor’s degree in agronomy, natural sciences or related field required; three years of relevant experience preferred. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of agriculture in Lancaster County, the ability to write conservation plans; excellent oral and written communications skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, RUSLE, and a basic understanding of ArcGIS. A valid driver’s license and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions are required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Submit cover letter and resume by April 30 via email. View the complete position description. (posted 3/28)

Director of Development, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
Deadline: open until filled

The Development Director is responsible for positioning WVWA in the community through all its development activities in order to increase WVWA’s visibility, resulting in securing sufficient financial resources to support WVWA’s mission, activities and operations; oversee and participate in the cultivation of strong relationships with potential donors, including Board members, foundation representatives and individuals; coordinate and oversee all fundraising, marketing and public relations efforts, major donor special events, and oversee the planning and execution of capital and special campaigns and grant funding. View the complete position description. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via email. (posted 3/4)


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    Executive Director, Bexar Land Trust, Inc., DBA Green Spaces Alliance
    Deadline: April 29, 2014

    Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas (GSA) is a Texas not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping South Texas green. GSA approaches this mission through three principal programs: Land Conservation; Community Gardens; and “Picture Your World,” a nature photography program for children 8 to 18 years of age; as well as related public education efforts. The executive director will provide the organizational structure, programs, and management required to carry out the mission of GSA, implementing the policies of the board of directors.

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 10+ years’ progressive experience in managing a non-profit organization
    • Demonstrated leadership, able to inspire collaboration among staff
    • Excellent oral, written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a demanding environment, and multitask
    • Demonstrated ability to manage fund development
    • Ability to effectively manage simultaneous projects and assignments
    • A demonstrated understanding of and personal dedication to the conservation goals of the organization.
    • Familiarity and experience with regional conservation issues preferred.

    View the full job description and application details. (posted 4/1)


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      Major Gifts Manager, The Conservation Fund
      Deadline: May 12, 2014

      The Conservation Fund seeks a dynamic fundraiser with a minimum of three to five years of experience to create, manage and implement donor strategies for a large portfolio of major donors. Will work collaboratively with field staff to research, cultivate, solicit and steward significant contributions. Assists Vice President of Development and President with select donor relationships.

      The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with all types of people. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Must be able to work long hours and/or weekends from time-to-time. Some overnight travel required. Position will be located in the Philadelphia/New York corridor.

      Visit our website. We offer a great benefits package including, medical/dental insurance, 403(b), educational assistance and vacation/sick leave. Qualified/interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter with salary requirements via email or fax to (703) 525-4610. EOE. (posted 3/14)


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      Conservation Specialist, Mississippi Valley Conservancy
      Deadline: open until filled

      The Conservation Specialist will join a growing and dynamic organization and assist with all aspects of land conservation and protection in the Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) territory (La Crosse, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Richland, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford and Grant Counties). With the assistance of MVC staff and volunteers, the Conservation Specialist will work with private landowners, federal, state, and local units of government, conservation organizations, and citizen groups to accomplish on-the-ground protection of southwestern Wisconsin’s blufflands, prairies wetlands, and working lands. View the complete position description. (posted 4/3)




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