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Director of Energy, Grand Canyon Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Director of Energy (DOE) is responsible for the Trust's energy program which includes program planning, implementation, management, fundraising, staff supervision and decision-making. The DOE will identify and address problems and solutions relating to energy development on the Colorado Plateau. View the complete position description. Send cover letter, resume and three references to Darcy Allen by email. Salary commensurate with experience. (posted 9/3)


Development & Outreach Manager, Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County
Deadline:  October 15, 2014

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is pleased to announce a job opening for the position of Development & Outreach Manager. This position oversees the planning and execution of the fundraising and community development related activities of The Land Conservancy. The responsibilities are to: (1) Maintain ongoing private donor funding and annual membership while developing new sources of funding; (2) Strengthen and nurture the donor base; (3) Maintain orderly fundraising records and related policies; (4) Promote positive community partnerships and media coverage; (5) Manage events, volunteers and community outreach activities; (6) Work with staff, Executive Director and Board Trustees on fundraising campaigns, training and program initiatives; and (7) Champion The Land Conservancy’s mission of protecting and restoring local lands. View the complete position description and employment application. (posted 9/15)

Stewardship Project Manager, Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) is a 34-year-old nonprofit land conservation organization that protects farm and ranch land in Marin County, California, by acquiring agricultural conservation easements in voluntary transactions with landowners. As of August 2014, MALT holds 72 easements on 46,942 acres. MALT has a 17-person professional staff with offices in Point Reyes Station, CA.

Position Summary: The Stewardship Project Manager is a non-exempt full-time position that has responsibilities in all aspects of MALT’s Conservation Easement Stewardship Program. The Stewardship Project Manager is supervised by and works closely with the Stewardship Manger as part of an integrated conservation team under the Director of Conservation. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. The Stewardship Project Manager works both in MALT’s Point Reyes Station office and in the field.
Send resume and cover letter by email. No phone calls please. (posted 9/5)

Finance Manager, Land Trust of Napa County
Deadline: open until filled

The Land Trust of Napa County is seeking a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager (FM) is responsible for managing the accounting operations of the Land Trust of Napa County (LTNC) including budgeting, auditing, general ledger, financial reporting and IRS 990 reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures. The FM will also be responsible for maintaining an adequate system of accounting records. The FM will work closely with the CEO and Administrative Director (AD) building, streamlining and managing effective financial and reporting systems. The FM will be responsible for interpreting accounting reports to management.

The position is full-time, with benefits, non-exempt, and reports to the AD. View the complete position description. Submit resume and cover letter and include LTA2014FM in your subject line. (posted 9/4)

Real Property Planner III, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Deadline: September 24, 2014

The Real Property Planner III plays an active role in long range planning to help guide the land purchase, protection and property management programs, including public access; habitat and resource connectivity; and the protection of some of our most precious, scenic and threatened open space resources in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. View the complete position description.

Required Education and Experience: Degree in urban or regional planning, environmental design, landscape architecture, architecture, natural resource management, or a related field, Master’s Degree desirable; three years of increasingly responsible experience in planning project management preferably in parks, open space, or related field; one year of supervisory and administrative responsibility.

The salary range is $7,132 - $8,906 per month. The comprehensive Benefits package includes CalPERS pension. Apply online via the public agency job board. (posted 9/3)

Assistant Project Manager, Sonoma Land Trust
Deadline: September 17, 2014

Sonoma Land Trust is looking for an assistant stewardship project manager who will bring experience in natural resources assessment, management, and restoration as well as outreach and volunteer coordination. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 9/3)

Volunteer Coordinator, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) seeks a personable and experienced volunteer coordinator with proven success at executing a full range of volunteer engagement strategies. The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruitment, training and coordinating the activities of the organization’s volunteers. The volunteer coordinator will maintain the volunteer database and will nurture volunteers to improve their connection to the organization. The Volunteer Coordinator will work with social, civic and local organizations to develop partnerships or utilize volunteer skills as appropriate.

The Volunteer Coordinator identifies work throughout the organization that can be accomplished by volunteers and promotes their services. Services provided by volunteers include outdoor stewardship such as habitat restoration, service learning projects, native plant nursery work, special events, monitoring, trail projects, nature walk leader, docent, etc. He/she will recognize volunteer service on a regular basis, both formally and informally and will identify leaders among the volunteers and recruit them for additional responsibilities.

The Volunteer Coordinator will:

  • Plan, calendar and budget
  • Maintain and develop volunteer forms, policies, job descriptions and outreach materials
  • Widen recruitment of volunteers and develop relationships with schools and adult community organizations to sustain inflow of volunteers
  • Outreach to community members through presentations, managing public media outlets including web and social media, to raise awareness about the volunteer opportunities PVPLC offers
  • Communicate with different departments of the PVPLC to identify needs that can be serviced by volunteers
  • Plan and organize volunteer recognition program/events
  • Screen and match volunteers to organizational needs and opportunities
  • Track volunteer and event metrics, and author volunteer annual report
  • Lead volunteer orientations and trainings with staff support
  • Oversee a volunteer management database system
  • Assist with the creation and production of all relevant communications materials, including newsletters and marketing materials.
  • Supervise volunteers

View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 8/18)


CEO, Colorado Open Lands
Deadline: open until filled

Colorado Open Lands is seeking candidates for Chief Executive Officer. Following its recent merger with Colorado Conservation Trust, Colorado Opens Lands, a 34 year old non-profit, is the state’s leading private land trust with ambitious plans for the future. For more information, contact Brian Ross by email. View the complete position description. (posted 7/18)



Executive Director, Joshua's Tract Conservation & Historic Trust, Inc.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Joshua’s Trust, an established accredited non-profit regional land and historic trust in northeast Connecticut, is seeking a part-time Executive Director to direct all activities related to managing the more than 4, 000 acres and two historic sites under its protection, and growing the Trust’s public profile and financial resources.

Joshua’s Trust’s organizational authority resides in the Board of Trustees and its committee structure. Our Executive Director will work with committee chairs and other key volunteers to direct the efforts of the committees to accomplish Board-defined goals. Our Executive Director will come to the job with very strong leadership and strategic skills and a willingness to make personal appeals for funding. Knowledge of land conservation issues can be gained on the job.

This is a part-time salaried position requiring an average of 15 to 32 hours a week depending on the individual. View the complete position description and applications instructions. (posted 8/22)


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Communications Director, Central Savannah River Land Trust
Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Central Savannah River Land Trust is looking to build upon it's 10+ years of conservation successes by adding a dedicated Communications Director to coordinate its fundraising, publicity, marketing, event planning, and community engagement efforts. This is a full-time position with growth potential. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to design and implement new strategies for involving the community in the work of the Land Trust, including planning some great parties, working with diverse groups of people, integrating print and online communications, and more. View the complete job description and application instructions here or request it by email.


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Stewardship Specialist, Central Indiana Land Trust
Deadline: October 3, 3014
The stewardship specialist oversees activities for all nature preserves and conservation easements, including restoration, monitoring and management efforts. Additionally, the incumbent will work with CILTI staff to implement defined stewardship program objectives and public awareness of organizational mission, including leading hikes and education programs on nature preserves.

This position is full-time with benefits. The schedule requires some nights and weekends within a flexible work schedule. The Stewardship Specialist is supervised by the executive director. The salary range $28,000 to $33,000 commensurate with experience.View the complete position description.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Cliff Chapman, executive director, Central Indiana Land Trust or by email. No phone calls please. (posted 9/15)

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

The Stewardship Director is responsible for monitoring compliance on conservation easements and planning and implementing ecological restoration and management on land trust-owned properties that feature a range of habitats including prairie, savanna, wetlands, dunes and forest. Incumbent will develop budgets and proposals, secure grant funding, document work performed, engage partners and oversee staff, volunteers and contractors. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must, as is the ability to manage several projects concurrently. Duties also include working with board members and committees, assisting with education and outreach events and cultivating donors. Minimum requirements include experience in ecological restoration, project management, and coordinating and supervising work crews. Experience working for a land trust or similar conservation organization preferred. View the complete position description. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Kris Krouse by email. (posted 8/22)



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Associate Director, Downeast Salmon Federation
Deadline: September 26, 2014

The Downeast Salmon Federation, a non-profit fisheries conservation organization located in Eastern Maine is seeking an Associate Director. This position will involve fund raising, grant writing and donor relations, community and public relations, project coordination and administrative duties. A minimum of five years experience in these areas is required. Experience in the areas of fisheries, natural resources and natural area restoration considered a plus. Competitive salary and benefit package provided. Interested parties please submit cover letter and resume to: Downeast Salmon Federation, PO Box 201, Columbia Falls, ME 04623 or by email no later than September 26. (posted 9/4)

Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist, Islesboro Islands Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Islesboro Islands Trust (IIT) Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist manages preserves, plans and implements environmental education initiatives and assists with a broad range of activities in the daily operations of the land trust. This is a salaried, full-time, entry-level professional land trust position.

Candidates should have proficiency implementing property management plans. Candidates should demonstrate aptitude for or experience in natural history, outdoor education, land stewardship and trail management.

Requirements of the position include a minimum Bachelor's degree and experience in a related job, good physical condition, ability to use hand and power tools, strong communication and computer skills and capacity to manage diverse activities.

The $30,000 or greater salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include paid vacation and personal time and chance to work in our beautiful, ecologically healthy environment.

Send an email to apply with s cover letter, resume and three references. (posted 9/2)


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Executive Director, Grow Food
Deadline: October 3, 2014

Grow Food Northampton (GFN) seeks an Executive Director to provide vision, leadership and hands-on administration of the financial and programmatic operations of the organization. Founded in 2010 with a mission to promote food security through sustainable agriculture in the Northampton MA area, GFN is poised for its next exciting phase. Today, GFN owns and operates the largest community farm in Massachusetts, which hosts a large community garden, four successful farm businesses, and educational programs for children on permanently protected farmland. GFN donates thousands of pounds of produce to hunger relief organizations and subsidizes educational programs, garden plots, and CSA shares for low-income households. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of leadership-level non-profit management experience, and demonstrated success in fundraising and community relations. View the complete position description and application information. EOE (posted 9/9)

Development Operations Assistant, Essex County Greenbelt Association
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Essex County Greenbelt seeks to immediately hire a highly motivated and skilled professional for the part-time position of Development Operations Assistant. The Development Operations Assistant is an integral member of the Development and Engagement team that will assist in meeting Greenbelt’s fundraising goals by providing critical operational support; grant coordination assistance and special event support. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 9/3)

Land Stewardship Director, Buzzards Bay Coalition
Deadline: October 3, 2014

The Buzzards Bay Coalition seeks an accomplished professional to serve as Land Stewardship Director for this energetic, performance-driven and growing regional organization. This position is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of all land management and stewardship associated with the conservation lands owned by the organization and the growing number of conservation restrictions it holds.

We are looking for a capable and experienced land manager with the creativity and enthusiasm to integrate with our action oriented team. The position demands a candidate with a proven track record of success, passion for conservation, and the drive necessary to achieve the Coalition’s land stewardship responsibilities and innovative conservation objectives. In return, the Coalition offers the opportunity to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization; to have a direct impact on the future of our region’s environment; and enjoy an outstanding quality of life on the shores of Buzzards Bay. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 9/3)

Environmental Educator, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
Deadline: September 18, 2014

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (LP&CT) is a private, non-profit land trust operating within the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places. This small, dynamic organization has two staff, a nine-member Board of Directors, and a strong membership base. Our programming is diverse, including land protection, environmental education, historic preservation, and urban forestry. Are you interested in helping this dynamic organization grow? Can you multi-task, work well with diverse partners, and engage youth in learning about their surroundings?

The position of Environmental Educator will provide programming, logistics, and support for our after-school program, working with elementary to high school aged youth at several locations in Lowell. The Environmental Educator will work under the guidance of both the Stewardship & Education Manager and the Executive Director.

Youth education is primarily offered after-school, in partnership with Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. The Environmental Educator will typically teach programs cooperatively with a teacher-naturalist from Drumlin Farm. In addition to programming with youth, this position requires the ability to steward and facilitate program partnerships.

LP&CT is very much a teamwork-based environment which requires flexibility/adaptability, self-initiative, goal setting, and interacting with the public – all working toward project accomplishments that meet the clearly defined mission of the Trust.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management/environmental studies/education or a field related to the position. The ideal candidate will have experience in offering youth environmental education programming, developing creative curriculum, be adaptable to unexpected program changes, the ability to engage and inspire youth, and have strong interpersonal skills. In addition, the candidate will be proactive, detail-oriented, and can multi-task and prioritize.

Preferred experience/skills include: working with undeserved youth, knowledge of Lowell and its natural resources; experience working with diverse learning styles, land stewardship; computer skills: Microsoft Office applications of Excel and Word; database skills; and social networking media (eg. Facebook, Twitter, Constant Contact).

Required availability: The applicant must be consistently available Monday-Thursday afternoons for after-school programming throughout the school year, as required at each site. May include some weekend and evening work, up to 12 hours/week.

To apply: Please send resume/cover letter to Jane Calvin, Executive Director, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, PO Box 7162, Lowell, MA 01852 or send it by email. (posted 9/3).

Executive Director, Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition
Deadline: September 15, 2014

The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition is seeking an Executive Director (part-time) to help guide the coalition in its important role of serving the state’s vital land trust community. This is a pivotal position, one that involves overseeing an array of MLTC activities designed to assist land trusts in their important mission of conserving farms, forests, wildlife habitat, and other special lands across the state. Working closely with MLTC trustees, staff, member organizations and others, the executive director’s responsibilities involve overseeing land trust assistance programs, educational outreach events, organizational development, and more. View the complete position description and application requirements. (posted 8/22)



Assistant to the Executive Director, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy in Traverse City, Michigan, is seeking a full-time Assistant to the Executive Director responsible for providing professional-level support to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include a variety of complex tasks including the coordination of board communication and materials, strategic plan updating and monitoring, and supporting other executive functions.

Since 1991, we have protected and cared for our region’s natural, scenic, farm and forest lands. With the support of individual donors and foundations, volunteers, and the partnership and leadership of local, state, and federal agencies, we have protected over 38,000 acres of land and more than 114 miles of shoreline along the region’s exceptional rivers, lakes and streams.

Accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, the Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with our own by-laws, policies, board, budget and staff. Our mission is to protect significant natural, scenic, and farm lands, and advance stewardship, now and for future generations. Our service area includes five counties in beautiful northern lower Michigan. View the complete position description. (posted 9/2)

Director of Development, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Deadline: September 22, 2014

For more than two decades the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy in Traverse City, Michigan, has protected and cared for the region’s natural, scenic, farm and forest lands. With the support of individual donors and foundations, volunteers, and the partnership and leadership of local, state, and federal agencies, we have protected over 38,000 acres of land and more than 114 miles of shoreline along the region’s exceptional rivers, lakes and streams.

Accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, the Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with our own by-laws, policies, board, budget and staff. Our mission is to protect significant natural, scenic, and farm lands, and advance stewardship, now and for future generations. Our service area includes five counties in beautiful northern lower Michigan.

We are seeking an experienced Director of Development who will assume leadership responsibility for achieving the strategic plan elements regarding fundraising and development, including the development and implementation of development goals, strategies, work plans and activities. View the complete position description. (posted 9/2)



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New Hampshire

Major Gifts Officer, Monadnock Conservancy
Deadline: September 15, 2014

The Monadnock Conservancy, a land trust serving beautiful southwestern New Hampshire, seeks an experienced major gifts officer to join a staff of seven in our Keene, NH office. The mission of the Monadnock Conservancy is to work with communities and landowners to conserve the natural resources, wild and working lands, rural character and scenic beauty of the Monadnock region. We care for our conservation lands, and we engage people in ways that strengthen their communities and their connections to the land. As the first land trust in New Hampshire to be accredited, we have protected nearly 18,000 acres in 27 towns since 1989, and we deliver a host of recreational and educational programs throughout the year.

The major gifts officer plays a key role in achieving the financial objectives of the five-year organizational strategic plan, now entering its third year. Under the direction of the executive director and collaborating with the board and other staff, the successful applicant will lead the creation and implementation of a new major gifts program and associated annual plans. He or she will assume a portfolio of current and prospective major donors, serving as primary organizational contact for some and overseeing members of the board and the executive director in their relationships with others. Competitive compensation includes health insurance and retirement savings plan eligibility. View the complete position description. (posted 8/18)


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

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New York

Land Conservation (Stewardship) Specialist, Watershed Agricultural Council
Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Watershed Agricultural Council, a nonprofit organization working to protect the NYC Watershed while supporting farm and forest land uses, is seeking an Easement Program Stewardship Specialist to assist in the stewardship of agricultural conservation easements designed to protect agricultural and forestry viability and water quality. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in supporting field; Three years related experience in land conservation or natural resource management; as well as additional requirements further detailed in position description here. Salary: Mid $40,000s. To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Amy Faulkner, Watershed Agricultural Council, 33195 State Highway 10, Walton, NY 13856; or by email. EOE. Review of applications will begin immediately. (posted 9/9)

Land Conservation (Acquisition) Specialist, Watershed Agricultural Council
Deadline: October 3, 2014

The Watershed Agricultural Council, a nonprofit organization working to protect the NYC Watershed while supporting farm and forest land uses, is seeking an Easement Program Land Conservation (Acquisition) Specialist to collaborate with landowners and contractors to develop, plan and implement purchased conservation easements on farm properties in the NYC Watershed. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in supporting field, two years related experience in land conservation, as well as additional requirements further detailed in position description available at Salary mid $40,000s commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Amy Faulkner, Watershed Agricultural Council, 33195 State Highway 10, Walton, NY 13856; or by email . EOE. (posted 9/9)

Executive Director, Lake George Land Conservancy
Deadline: October 3, 2014

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC), a not-for-profit land trust dedicated to protecting the world-renowned water quality of Lake George, NY, is seeking an Executive Director to lead a staff of five employees as well as multiple interns, contractors and consultants. Position requirements include raising capital and operating funds, providing leadership to Conservancy staff and cultivating cooperative working partnerships with the Board, volunteers and other conservation partners.

Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s degree, at least 7 years relevant experience, and expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in conservation, government relations, fund raising and non-profit management. View the complete position description.

Salary for the position is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance and retirement plan programs. If interested in this opportunity, please e-mail resume with cover letter to: Cornelia Wells, LGLC Finance & Office Manager by email no later than October 3, 2014.

Facilities and Stewardship Operations Manager, Teatown Lake Reservation
Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Facilities and Stewardship Operations Manager (FSOM) will manage the care and maintenance of Teatown’s facilities (structures, systems, vehicles, equipment) and its natural surroundings (i.e., grounds).

Facilities: Manage the day to day physical operations of Teatown including parking lots, tenant properties, security, janitorial and overall maintenance of the physical plant.

Stewardship and Trail Maintenance: Implement habitat management activities as specified in Teatown’s Stewardship Plan. Oversee the trail and land steward and various volunteer groups in implementing these goals.

Position Requirements/Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and five years related work experience with a minimum of two years supervisory experience. Ability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends as needed.

This is a salaried, full time position, working 35 hours per week, seven hours per day, Monday-Friday. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Benefits are provided and salary is commensurate with experience. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 9/3)

Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts, Teatown Lake Reservation
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Identifies, manages and maintains a select portfolio of important individual/family foundation donors and prospects. Cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of major individual donors, primarily at the Teatown Lake Circle (TLC) level and above. Research background information on prospective major donors and current donors and members to determine capacity for increased giving. Plan and implement related events for individuals, including those at the TLC level and for the “Friends” group; Create and implement a planned giving program, including outreach to senior communities. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 9/3)

Vice President of Development, The Garden Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Garden Conservancy, located in Garrison, New York, was established in 1989 by Frank Cabot, distinguished American gardener and plantsman. In partnership with private botanic garden owners as well as public and private organizations, the Conservancy provides the horticultural, technical, management, and financial expertise needed to sustain these ephemeral environments and ensure long-term stewardship of these natural assets so essential to the life of our communities.

The Vice President of Development is responsible for the strategic implementation of all aspects of the Conservancy’s fundraising programs which include the annual fund, individual major donors, corporate giving, foundation grants, membership program, planned giving and fundraising campaigns. The Vice President is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and as such represents fund development in all aspects of the Conservancy’s decision making.

We seek an experienced fundraising professional who can bring a keen knowledge of and experience in setting a strategic direction and expansion of development programs. A strong fundraising track record of working effectively with high net-worth donors, engaged board members, seasoned volunteers and civic leaders must be demonstrated. The qualified candidate will possess broad understanding of all aspects of development including major individual gifts, corporate giving, foundation grants, capital campaigns, planned giving programs and membership development. This person will have a proven ability to engage and direct staff in direct donor solicitation, cultivation and stewardship.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is desirable. Development experience in major institutions such as large public gardens, conservation, environment, cultural, performing arts or educational organizations. A proven track record of raising money for a national charity would be of particular interest.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please send a letter of introduction and a current resume by email. (posted 7/23)


North Carolina

Land Conservation Specialist, Eno River Association
Deadline: open until filled

The Eno River Association is seeking an energetic, outgoing, organized, and highly motivated professional to lead land stewardship activities and assist with landowner outreach and conservation transactions in the Eno River basin. Responsibilities include managing a growing portfolio of conservation easement and Association-owned fee lands while also assisting with the management of conservation partner protected lands. The person in this position also works closely with the Executive Director and the Association’s conservation partners to develop and implement strategies for land acquisition.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Robin Jacobs by email. No phone calls please. View the complete position description. (posted 9/9)

Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden
Deadline: open until filled

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, whose mission is "to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature." The Garden comprises more than 1,000 acres, including Display Gardens, Allen Education Center, Coker Arboretum, Battle Park, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, UNC Herbarium, and other natural areas. It provides expertise on native plants and wildflowers, promotes plant conservation, protects and restores natural areas, and provides access to well-maintained and beautiful gardens. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 8/22)

Development Director, Piedmont Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Development Director is the primary administrator of PLC’s fundraising programs. This is a part-time position (25-30 hours per week) that has an opportunity to grow to full-time in the future.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development and implementation of a Master Funding Plan to support PLC's strategic initiatives.
  2. Identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to PLC, including individuals, corporations and foundations.
  3. Stewardship and continuing development of PLC’s Forever These Lands Society.
  4. Stewardship and continuing development of Corporate Members program.
  5. Planning and oversight of PLC’s fundraising events.
  6. Serving as PLC’s staff liaison to the Board’s Development Committee.

Send resumes to P.O. Box 4025, Greensboro, NC 27404 or by email. (posted 7/31)


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Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Historical Society
Deadline: October 19, 2014

The Chestnut Hill Historical Society is a nonprofit preservation and conservation organization seeking an Executive Director. The Historical Society is nationally accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and strives to meet standards of excellence in governance, policies and procedures. The Executive Director manages the day-to-day activities of the organization, administers its calendar of events and programs, coordinates message, and is supported by part time staff of five, each with a different program area focus. The Board and volunteers serve in both policy-making and hands-on capacities. Key responsibilities of the Executive Director include: development and fundraising, conservation easement program, preservation advocacy, financial management, and coordination of programs, lectures, and tours.

Qualifications: Nonprofit management or director-level experience in a preservation/conservation organization. College degree. Strong written, oral and presentation skills. View the complete position description. Send resume and cover letter\ by email.


Rhode Island

Manager Operations, Tiverton Land Trust
Deadline: October 30, 2014

Tiverton Land Trust (TLT) is an all-volunteer land trust in RI, Recently, our managerial/administrative needs have increased for several reasons including reaching accreditation early in 2014. We currently protect 9 properties (476 acres) with two properties open to the public.

This new position, Manager Operations, may include:

  • Oversee and support TLT practice with regard to Accreditation renewal requirements.
  • Maintain office digital needs including internet access, office wireless, office laptop, and file backup.
  • Maintain TLT digital files and system to allow file access to all directors.
  • Develop personnel policy with board input.
  • Encourage outdoor education by working with Community Relations & Outreach and Land Management chairs.
  • Support the activities of TLT's operating committees, e. g., establishing yearly objectives; identifying resource needs and gaps; help organize and manage committee resources.

Please contact Connie Lima, President at 401 624-3817 or email. (posted 8/22)


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    Regional Stewardship Manager (Forestry Focus), Vermont Land Trust
    Deadline: September 29, 2014
    The Vermont Land Trust, a national leader in the land trust movement, seeks a talented Regional Stewardship Manager with a special focus on forest stewardship to work out of our Montpelier office. We are looking for candidates with a forestry background to contribute to our work conserving Vermont’s farms and forests. If you bring attention to detail, exemplary service, and a systems approach to your daily work, we would like to speak with you. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 9/11)



    Sustainable Habitat Program Manager, Piedmont Environmental Council
    Deadline: October 1, 2014
    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. The 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. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 8/18)



    Executive Director, Blue Mountain Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Blue Mountain Land Trust in Walla Walla, Washington seeks an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success leading a similarly-sized organization or a major program of a larger organization, with a proven track record in nonprofit management, staff supervision, fundraising, outreach, and partnering with other organizations. This is a full-time position with annual paid leave and matching retirement benefit. Salary commensurate with experience, ranging from $50,000 to $60,000. Qualifications:

    • Nonprofit management/public administration experience
    • Management skills
    • Grant writing/fundraising experience
    • Ability to work with and motivate people
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills
    • Computer experience
    • Ability to work without direct supervision
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Experience in natural resource management
    • Familiarity with land conservation issues in northwestern U.S.

    Please send an application letter summarizing experience and qualifications. Include a resume, salary requirements, three professional references, and information on timing of availability. View the complete position description. (posted 8/6)

    Executive Director, Oxbow Organic Farm and Education Center
    Deadline: open until filled

    In 1997, founders Tom Alberg and his wife Judi Beck, collaborated with their foundation, the Raven Foundation, to successfully restore and re-purpose family property into the Oxbow Organic Farm and Education Center. The Oxbow Center operates on a portion of a 230‐acre property in the Snoqualmie Valley and is dedicated to educating individuals on environmental stewardship and healthy food, reconnecting community members to the land and local sustainable food supplies, and inspiring others to take action in their lives and within their communities.

    Oxbow Center seeks its first Executive Director to build on its solid foundation and stellar reputation. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the successful management, administration, and operation of Oxbow Center, including developing new programs, managing financial resources and stewardship, and leading community outreach efforts.

    View the complete position description and application details. When applying, please use reference code LTA031. (posted 7/25)


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    Conservation Assistant (Part-Time), Mississippi Valley Conservancy
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Conservation Assistant will support Mississippi Valley Conservancy staff by carrying out administrative, advancement, program, and office management duties. The Conservation Assistant will be a member of a team dedicated to permanent land protection, habitat restoration and public outreach in southwestern Wisconsin. The position is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to the office, outreach and land protection staff. Duties include collecting, organizing and digitizing data, report and grant application preparation, tracking complex information and supervising volunteers.

    In addition to the specific duties outlined , assist with ad-hoc projects in support of the Executive Director and other staff as required. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 8/18)


    Operations Manager, Yggdrasil Land Foundation
    Deadline: open until filled

    Yggdrasil Land Foundation seeks an exceptional, motivated candidate with an interest in agriculture and a desire to be the Operations Manager as Yggdrasil creates transforming opportunities in its land work.

    The ideal candidate will be located in the East Troy or Milwaukee, WI area, have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, a background as an entrepreneur, experience with non-profit and/or for profit management and fundraising, relationships with biodynamic and/or organic farming, real estate transactional knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of land as a non-monetary asset.

    View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 8/18)



    Conservation Associate, Jackson Hole Land Trust
    Deadline: September 21, 2014

    The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking qualified applicants for the Conservation Associate position. View the complete position description and application instructions. No phone calls please. (posted 8/18)

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