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Careers in Land Conservation
Put your skills to work saving land! Explore careers at Land Trust Alliance or pursue opportunities at land trusts across the country.
The Land Trust Alliance strengthens land conservation throughout America by connecting land trusts, leading political advocacy and providing training and resources. Our staff works out of our headquarters in Washington D.C., as well as offices throughout the country.
This job board also features listings from conservation-related nonprofits, government agencies and businesses nationwide — making it a go-to source for career opportunities in land conservation.
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The Alaska Farmland Trust Corporation (AFTC) is a land trust that was created in 2005 to address the state’s rapidly disappearing farmland. Since its founding, the Alaska Farmland Trust has protected nearly 160 acres through Agricultural Conservation Easements. In addition to its conservation program, AFTC also hosts workshops, conducts outreach and education, advocates for favorable food and farm policy and started Alaska FarmLink, which links farmers looking for land with landowners with land to lease or sell.
Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon Arizona’s rich history and expand its contributions to conservation in Arizona and the Central Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success. This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a conservation professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in representing one of Audubon’s oldest state programs.
Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) is looking for a highly productive, efficient, and enthusiastic professional to join our team. The right candidate has strong writing, website and production skills; knows how to manage multiple priorities while still addressing long-term tasks; and is a creative and accomplished communicator. The Communications Manager is a critical member of PFT’s constituency building team, and will be responsible for all internal and external communications, including publications, media campaigns, website, social media, and presentations.
The Development Associate at Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is responsibile for the following:Maintaining membership database, ETapestry (supported by Blackbaud); generating membership reports for use in correspondence and for recognition events; processing donor correspondence; generating the annual year-end and other direct mail solicitations with guidance from the development director (annual year-end includes letter, response devices and targeted mailing list for solicitations); evaluating results of direct mail solicitations for future use; assisting with special events; assi
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization created in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to permanently protect Marin County farmland. Some of the Bay Area's most highly acclaimed dairy products, grass-fed meats and organic crops are produced on farmland protected by MALT conservation easements, which total more than 47,000 acres on 75 family farms and ranches.
Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) is looking for a highly productive, efficient, and enthusiastic can-do admin professional to join our team. The right candidate has strong attention to detail, knows how to manage multiple priorities while still addressing long-term tasks, and is comfortable wearing many hats. The Executive Coordinator (EC) is responsible for the day-to-day administrative support to the President and Co-CEOs of the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) including regular interaction with the Board of Directors, major donors and partners. (posted 5/26)
Imagine a once sacred mountain, nearly 4,000 feet high, its foothills covered with houses, driveways and fences. That might have been the fate of Mount Diablo, were it not for Save Mount Diablo, whose mission is to preserve, defend and restore Mount Diablo's biological diversity and historical heritage while encouraging recreational opportunities consistent with the protection of natural resources.
The Tejon Ranch Conservancy seeks a mission-focused, dedicated, and innovative Executive Director to lead the Conservancy to its next level of financial, programmatic and organizational success. The successful candidate will provide outstanding organizational leadership and work in collaborative partnership with staff, board, and other critical community stakeholders. S/he will be a strategic leader in implementing the Ranch-wide Agreement and executing sustainable and forward-looking conservation programs and public access activities.
The Land Conservation Program Associate is responsible for performing a variety of tasks associated with the Stewardship Council’s Land Conservation Program. Reporting to a Senior Project Manager, the Land Conservation Program Associate will work with other Stewardship Council staff, representatives of a private utility, public agencies, conservation organizations, and board members to implement a land conservation program across the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges.
Sempervirens Fund, a nonprofit land trust with a long and successful track record of protecting the magnificent redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains and creating opportunities for the public to enjoy them, is seeking a real estate professional with extensive land acquisition and development experience to join our team as Real Estate Director.
Aspen Valley Land Trust is seeking a dynamic leader to work with a variety of individuals and organizations to conserve land in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. (posted 6/22)
The Conservation Fund is looking for a Major Gifts Manager to support the Gulf Coast region (TX, LA, MS and FL). S/he will be responsible for managing a large portfolio of donors and will work directly with colleagues using experience and knowledge to build consensus and align fundraising initiatives. The Fund has protected over 7 million acres across America and we’ve done that with a deep commitment to conservation that makes economic sense. From day one, we have known that conservation is as much about people as it is about place.
Primary responsibility for assisting senior staff with managing the operations of the Gainesville, Florida, office, including administrative, fundraising, financial, secretarial, record keeping, database management and other related duties for senior staff, Board of Directors and contractors.
Growing, accredited land trust seeks staff leader. The ideal candidate has a conservation/natural resource background and is an excellent fundraiser and manager with strong skills in communication, collaboration, strategic planning and financial management. The Executive Director is responsible for administering and coordinating projects, identifying, researching and developing new projects, hiring and managing staff and budget and working with the Board to raise money. (posted 6/22)
The Communications Associate translates New England Forestry Foundation's mission and accomplishments into relatable and relevant content via social media, earned media and traditional communications (newsletters, advertising etc), so as to increase the organization's exposure and reach. The position will also implement development of a Strategic Marketing and Communications plan to align the communications of the entire organization.
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Mass Audubon holds 113 conservation restrictions protecting more than 5,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. The Conservation Restriction Stewardship Specialist (CRSS) has overall responsibility for enhancing protection of Mass Audubon’s Conservation Restriction portfolio in perpetuity.
Mass Audubon protects over 35,000 acres of land in Massachusetts. The Land Protection Specialist will work with land owners and department staff to evaluate and implement land protection projects, negotiating with and providing technical assistance regarding land acquisitions, transfers and sales, as well as conservation options and techniques.
MassLIFT-AmeriCorps is a collaborative effort of regional conservation groups. Our members build organizational capacity to meet critical community needs for land protection, stewardship of protected lands, conservation outreach and education and service learning that engages young people in conservation. MassLIFT members serve in one of four positions: land stewardship coordinator, regional conservation coordinator, service learning coordinator or community engagement coordinator.
Potomac Conservancy seeks an experienced Policy Director to lead local and state level policy and advocacy campaigns in Maryland and Washington, D.C. This role develops and leads campaign strategies that encourage elected officials and other decision makers to enact river-friendly land-use policies, sufficient appropriations, and pollution reduction programs. The Policy Director serves as an important member of the Potomac Conservancy team and will contribute to organizational management strategies that help shape the growth of the organization and advance it towards its mission.
The Mahoosuc Land Trust is seeking an Associate Executive Director who can build on twenty six years of conservation accomplishments and growth. The Trust is looking for an energetic individual with the ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers to promote the organization’s land conservation and stewardship, outreach and communication programs. (posted 6/1)
The Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT) is seeking a dynamic leader to work with a broad spectrum of people and organizations to conserve land in the Androscoggin River watershed across the 19 communities it serves. The Executive Director will work to implement the mission, strategic plan, policies, budgets, goals and objectives of ALT, while keeping abreast of developments, issues and opportunities that relate to land trusts and land conservation.
Georges River Land Trust is looking for an experienced professional with demonstrated ability to collaboratively and cooperatively create and execute a bold vision. We are seeking an Executive Director who can build on the success, momentum, and trust created over our 27-year history – someone who will lead us to greater conservation levels by expanding public involvement through partnerships and creative thinking, to continue to link the work of this fully accredited land trust to quality of life for this generation and those to come.
Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) is seeking a talented professional with ArcGIS mapping and project experience to join our land protection and stewardship staff, which develops and manages a wide variety of farmland protection and stewardship projects. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in ArcGIS mapping, development and stewardship of conservation easements, and an interest in farmland protection. MFT is a highly respected and fast growing statewide nonprofit organization that protects farmland and supports farmers. MFT currently employs 30 people.
Loon Echo Land Trust seeks a part-time staff member to be responsible for the coordination and implementation of its membership program, communications, administrative and technology needs (15 to 20 hours per week). (posted 6/30)
Coastal Mountains Land Trust is a nonprofit land conservation organization based in Camden, Maine that is dedicated to permanently preserving land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region. Our organization is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to manage our conservation easement program; oversee the management of select Land Trust Preserves; implement a broad range of stewardship projects; monitor preserves and conservation easements; maintain stewardship records; use of GPS and GIS for resource management; and manage volunteers.
Legacy Land Conservancy, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan is seeking a full-time Land Protection Coordinator to implement the land protection program in targeted watersheds in Southeast Michigan. Duties include community engagement; developing outreach materials; ongoing communication with targeted landowners; coordinating with partners at the local, state and federal levels; developing easement language and working closely with landowners to close deals. This in a full time, entry level professional position. (posted 6/29)
Legacy Land Conservancy, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan is seeking a Land Steward to be responsible for the care and management of six publicly accessible preserves, and assisting with easement stewardship and monitoring as needed on Legacy’s 71 easement properties. Responsibilities include invasive species control, trail maintenance, native plant and seed collection, supervising summer stewardship crew, recruiting and engaging volunteers for workdays, and applying for grant funding to support stewardship activities.
The Trails Project Manager will manage community trail projects under the supervision of Gallatin Valley Land Trust's (GVLT) Associate Director. The Project Manager will plan and attain permits and permissions, conduct layout and design, oversee construction, coordinate fundraising, and implement new community trail projects aligned with GVLT’s strategic plan, in collaboration with community partners. Additional duties include negotiating and conducting due diligence for trail-related acquisitions, including trail easements, licenses for land use and fee acquisitions.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) seeks a creative, enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized, articulate self-starter with the ability to seek and synthesize information from diverse sources, anticipate, manage and meet deadlines consistently with great attention to detail and the highest standards of excellence and confidentiality.
Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is seeking an experienced professional to help lead us into the next stage of our growth and development as a land trust. We are looking for an Executive Director who can build on the success of our first 15 years to fulfill our potential for conservation and environmental education within a seven-town region in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. This is an opportunity to lead and be the public face of an organization positioned to protect significant land and natural resources in an area of our state that faces ongoing development pressure.
The Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC), a Nevada-based nonprofit organization, is seeking a full-time Conservation and Stewardship Assistant Director, reporting to the Conservation and Stewardship Director. This position is located in Yerington, Nevada. The primary role of the Conservation and Stewardship Assistant Director is to provide on-the-ground and administrative support to the Conservation and Stewardship Director with regard to all aspects of land management for existing and future properties managed by the WBC. (posted 7/2)
The Walker Basin Conservancy, a Nevada-based nonprofit organization, is seeking a full-time Finance and Operations Director, reporting to the Executive Director and supervising the Office Manager. The position is located in Yerington, Nevada. The Finance and Operations Director will be responsible for effective and efficient completion of organizational processes including: developing and tracking grants and contracts, developing an accounts payable system, managing payroll, managing the organization’s human resource section and developing organizational budgets. (posted 7/2)
The Walker Basin Conservancy, a Nevada-based nonprofit organization, is seeking a full-time Regional Property Manager, reporting to the Conservation and Stewardship Director and supervising the Vegetation Management Supervisor and Property Supervisors. This position is located in Yerington, Nevada. The Regional Property Manager will be responsible for overseeing an array of land and resource management activities on properties that are managed under the authority of the Walker Basin Restoration Program. (posted 7/2)
The Nature Conservancy seeks an experienced Associate Director of Philanthropy, Westchester & Hudson Valley to build support for the Conservancy’s conservation priorities locally and globally. Reporting to Deputy Director of Philanthropy and working closely with a development team in the Manhattan office, Associate Director plans and implements a comprehensive philanthropy program that secures significant financial resources from individuals, foundations, and corporations in the lower Hudson Valley and Westchester market.
Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking a senior level manager w/Bachelor’s degree & minimum five years pf experience in land acquisition and stewardship for the position of Director of Land Protection & Stewardship. Mohonk Preserve, located in Ulster County, NY is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world.
The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Development Director to design and implement strategies to engage and solicit support from donors at all levels. Candidates should have a Masters degree or higher in a field applicable to the duties of the position and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience with a nonprofit organization or educational institution or a comparable level of work experience and education.
The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Operations Director to design, implement and oversee systems to ensure efficient financial, human resource, and office management; regulatory compliance and organizational sustainability. A Bachelors degree or higher in public sector/nonprofit finance, nonprofit or public administration or related field and a minimum of five years of related operations and accounting experience with a nonprofit organization or educational institution is required.
The Brandywine Conservancy is seeking an experienced natural resource professional for a full-time position with its Land Stewardship team. The Conservancy is a nationally accredited land trust that preserves the natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine watershed. Over its nearly 50-year history, the Conservancy has permanently protected more than 62,000 acres of land in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. The Conservancy is seeking a Preserve Manager to lead the stewardship of a 770-acre private nature preserve in Chester County, PA.
The Director of Forest and Conservation Programs will drive the development and implementation of Audubon Pennsylvania’s conservation objectives with a focus on priority forest habitat, ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the National Audubon Society, Atlantic Flyway Eastern Forests Priority Project and other strategic priority programs/projects.
ClearWater Conservancy is seeking to fill the full-time position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will lead the organization in our mission to promote conservation and restoration of natural resources in central Pennsylvania through land protection, water resources protection and environmental outreach to the community. We are seeking a mission-focused, visionary leader to build on the organization’s momentum within the community in order to lead it to the next level of natural habitat preservation, strategic impact, organizational success and financial strength.
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Upstate Forever and has primary responsibility for administering and managing the organization. A significant portion of the work of the Executive Director will be based in the Greenville office but includes travel within the other nine counties of the Upstate region. (posted 6/22)
The Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc. (SCCi) is the largest land conservancy dedicated to cave acquisition, conservation, and management. SCCi currently owns and/or manages 30 cave preserves in six states. The 24-year-old organization is membership based and, until the spring of 2014, was run solely by volunteers. The Administrator will be the first employee of the SCCi following a successful relationship with a part-time independently contracted administrator.
Executive Director of Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust (Trust), an accredited 501(c)(3) land and water trust. Executive Director works closely with the board, and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. Position is responsible for implementing and managing a multifaceted development program of land and water conservation projects including: finances; fundraising; administration; marketing, project development, implementation and monitoring; conservation easements; establishing landowner contacts; developing project partners; education and outreach; and board development.
The Operations Manager is a full time (40 hours a week) salaried position working under the direction of the Executive Director (ED). Friends of Alta has two full-time staff so the work load can vary, often by season. The Operations Manager provides administrative and program support for the ED including the following tasks: donations and donor management, general operations, newsletters, website, marketing, fundraising, summer stewardship programs, land trust activities and other tasks as needed that are assigned by the ED. (posted 7/1)
The Lake Champlain Land Trust seeks a land conservation professional passionate about protecting Lake Champlain. Tasks include implementing land protection strategies, coordinating conservation transactions, easement monitoring and enforcement activities, creating and implementing natural area management plans, and coordinating stewardship volunteers as part of the Land Protection and Stewardship Team. BA/BS in related field required. At least three years of experience in land conservation project development and conservation easement stewardship preferred.
The Administrative Assistant is an entry-level position with an important role to play in supporting day-to-day office operations and is the first point of contact for visitors to the Seattle office. The Administrative Assistant will join an administrative team that is small and works very collaboratively. It’s made up of the Executive Assistant to the President, the Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and the Operations Director. We work hard, are expert jugglers, and are really into providing the best possible internal customer service. (posted 6/10)
The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for planning and implementing operational fund development activities that will expand the base of annual support to Forterra, with a focus on retaining and increasing both the size and number of annual gifts between $1,000 and $10,000. (posted 6/2)
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is a self-motivated and mission-driven professional whose primary responsibility will be to work with Forterra and its partners to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects for gifts in support of place based projects and programs. S/he will be responsible for assisting in the planning, strategy setting and execution all of activities necessary to successfully secure gifts to meet specific place-based campaigns. (posted 6/24)
The Program Director oversees all aspects of Wind River program area, provides strategic leadership and support for conservation planning work, and assists the board of directors, Executive Director and Director of Conservation in establishing overall conservation priorities for his/her program area. (posted 6/23)