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Careers in Land Conservation
Put your skills to work saving land! Explore careers at the 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.
If you have a question about the job board, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Land Trust Alliance seeks a communications associate to manage all the Alliance communication team’s digital files and resources as well as steward the communications team’s presence on the Alliance Intranet; provide administrative support to the vice president of communications; serve as project coordinator for communications initiatives; and produce content as needed for various Alliance communication vehicles. (posted 8/26)
State: District of Columbia
Ducks Unlimited seeks a real estate specialist for its Great Lakes/Atlantic region responsible for coordinating land protection efforts, processes and transactions across the 21-state region. (posted 8/26)
The Land Trust Alliance seeks a government relations coordinator to lead the implementation of its advocacy strategy in the Northeast. He or she will bear primary responsibility for the Alliance’s work to expand advocacy in the Northeastern by building a more engaged network between land trusts and elected officials, and enhancing the Alliance’s ability to mobilize that network to advance our federal policy priorities. (posted 8/26)
State: District of Columbia
Pacific Forest Trust seeks a hands-on project manager who has a strong understanding of forestry and a deep respect for natural forest landscapes. This position oversees forest management (from silviculture to timber products marketing) on all Pacific Forest Trust-managed properties and promotes restoration on all conserved properties. (posted 8/25)
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy , a land trust working to conserve open space and natural habitats across a three-county region of New York (Albany, Schenectady and Montgomery counties) seeks a communications and outreach coordinator to focus on developing and disseminating communications for the organization through various media, both electronic and print. (posted 8/25)
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, a land trust working to conserve open space and natural habitats across a three-county region of New York (Albany, Schenectady and Montgomery counties) seeks a highly motivated individual with a commitment to conservation who is interested in growing with the organization. The office manager/bookkeeper is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours/week) and reports to the executive director. (posted 8/25)
McKenzie River Trust seeks a membership coordinator to manage its membership programs with a focus on member renewals, retention, recruitment, tracking and reporting. (posted 8/25)
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a nonprofit organization that conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands. Reporting to the development director, the database manager oversees the Raiser’s Edge database administration, configuration, gift processing functions and fundraising reporting within the development department.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust seeks a qualified individual to manage its conservation easement program; oversee the management of 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 cartographic purposes; and manage volunteers. (posted 8/25)
The Brandywine Conservancy seeks a full-time assistant easement manager to assist its land stewardship department with the administration and enforcement of its nearly 500 conservation easements. Applicants with a bachelor's degree and a minimum of one to three years of experience in conservation, natural resource management, land use planning or similar are encouraged to apply. (posted 8/25)
The Montezuma Land Conservancy seeks a motivated, creative and enthusiastic person to join its team as a part-time outreach and education coordinator to develop and implement its exciting new community conservation initiative. (posted 8/22)
The Trust for Public Land seeks a Northwest project manager to conserves land for people utilizing nonprofit land acquisition techniques and sound business practices. This position generates revenue for the Trust for Public Land through the successful completion of real estate transactions associated with land protection projects. (posted 8/22)
St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) seeks a real property specialist to negotiate for its right-of-way, land use license agreements and land purchases. (posted 8/22)
St. Simons Land Trust seeks a membership and communications director. (posted 8/22)
Nation Ford Land Trust seeks a part-time executive director. Primary responsibilities include: coordinate new land conservation easements and acquisition opportunities in York County, South Carolina; steward existing conserved lands; organize and lead outreach opportunities for landowner partners and membership; develop and maintain relationships with donors and members, including planning of fundraising events; manage land trust trails; and prepare applications for grant funding. (posted 8/17)
Teton Regional Land Trust is seeking qualified applicants for its membership and outreach coordinator position who will work closely with the executive and development directors to craft its message and image. Core duties include: coordination of communications, membership and events, as well as various outreach and volunteer activities. (posted 8/17)
Founded by the recent merger of four conservation organizations, Midcoast Conservancy’s mission is to support and promote healthy lands, waters, wildlife and people in Midcoast Maine through conservation, education and recreation.
San Diego Habitat Conservancy, a nationally accredited land trust, is seeking a part-time bookkeeper to workin with the executive director, accountant and volunteer CFO to perform A/R and A/P duties, and manage the annual budget, prepare invoices, track endowments, schedule releases and other bookkeeping duties. (posted 8/15)
The Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council seeks a senior project manager to manage and coordinate the development and implementation of land conservation plans for assigned properties located in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain Ranges; facilitate the completion of fee title and conservation easement transactions; and assist the director of land conservation. (posted 8/15)
Ozark Regional Land Trust, a land trust servicing the Ozark ecoregion in Missouri and Arkansas, is seeking a conservation projects manager who is passionate and experienced with land conservation. (posted 8/12)
Maine Farmland Trust seeks a vice president of programs to oversee its work in three programmatic areas: farmland protection, farmland access and farm viability. This search follows the new hiring of president and CEO. (posted 8/11)
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust seeks a conservation projects manager responsible for managing a portfolio of complex land conservation projects using skills in leadership, program development, conservation planning, transactional project management, and by building strong relationships with landowners, partners and funders. (posted 8/11)
Western Rivers Conservancy protects outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States through land acquisition. The corporate counsel is responsible for supporting its project staff in all aspects of real property transactions and other legal matters related to Western Rivers Conservancy‘s mission. (posted 8/10)
The Trust for Public Land seeks a Northwest project manager to conserve land for people utilizing nonprofit land acquisition techniques and sound business practices. The conserved lands include recreation, working (forest, farm), water resource land, as well as, open space and environmentally important land. (posted 8/10)
Black Swamp Conservancy seeks a capable and driven professional to serve as its advancement coordinatorwith key duties including, marketing, design and event management. (posted 8/10)
The Downeast Salmon Federation, based in Columbia Falls, Maine, is seeking a director for its land conservation program, the Downeast Rivers Land Trust. Thid position offers an extraordinary opportunity to protect eastern Maine’s rivers in their semi-wild state. (posted 8/8)
Peninsula Open Space Trust seeks an individual and planned giving associate to provide support to its growing planned giving and annual giving programs. Reporting to the planned giving director, the associate is responsible for the administration of all matured planned gifts, valued at about $2 million annually, and current life income gifts. (posted 8/5)
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust seeks a director of development and community engagement to work in collaboration with the executive director to to manage fundraising, outreach and events programs. (posted 8/4)
Walker Basin Conservancy seeks a conservation technician to provide leadership for seasonal technicians, and to interact with project partners and contractors in a way that ensures stewardship projects are effectively and efficiently implemented. (posted 8/4)
Whiterock Conservancy seeks an enthusiastic, committed and experienced executive director to lead this national showcase of sustainable agriculture, natural resource stewardship and outdoor recreation. (posted 8/3)
The New England Wild Flower Society seeks an ecological programs coordinator to administer its ecological restoration programs, including invasive species management, throughout New England. The coordinator reports to the director of conservation and supervises staff, interns and volunteers in implementing these programs. (posted 8/2)
The Trustees of Reservations seeks a senior conservation specialist to lead and expand its land conservation work. She/he will help to drive strategic plan priorities, encourage teamwork and collaboration on the land conservation team and help to achieve/maintain a high level of practice. (posted 8/2)
The Open Space Institute seeks a land program administrative assistant is responsible for support and administrative duties in both the land and stewardship programs. (posted 8/2)
Sempervirens Fund seeks a director of major gifts to design, execute and achieve the organization’s annual major gifts and planned giving fundraising goals, including managing our outreach, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship through moves management and assignments dispersed among board and staff. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five and six figure gifts.
The Buzzards Bay Coalition seeks a vice president of community engagement to join its senior management team and lead a team of six full-time staff and four to six service corps members. He/she is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of fundraising and public outreach. (posted 7/25)
Barnstable Land Trust seeks a capable, accomplished driven professional to serve as executive director for this well regarded, successful conservation organization serving the seven villages of Barnstable on central Cape Cod. (posted 7/25)
Forterra seeks a real estate transactions project manager to plan and execute all activities necessary to complete the real estate transactions that are central to Forterra’s work: securing keystone lands for conservation or redevelopment in ways that support sustainability and equitability of the region. (posted 7/22)
Sheriff's Meadow Foundation seeks a development associate to provide critical support for its efforts to obtain financial support for its conservation mission and for the stewardship of its lands. (posted 7/22)
The Land Trust Alliance seeks a prospect researcher to conduct high-level, thorough research of principal gift donors, major donors and prospects and ensure that all information regarding these donors and prospects is kept continuously up-to-date. (posted 7/21)
State: District of Columbia
The Land Trust Alliance seeks a vice president of development to manage all of its fundraising activities including individual giving, foundation grants, corporate gifts, government partnerships, major gifts and planned giving programs. This position requires a person who is a dynamic leader, an effective spokesperson, a skilled manager and an excellent fundraiser. (posted 7/20)
State: District of Columbia
The Buzzards Bay Coalition, a $2.1 million per year organization staffed by a team of 17 conservation professionals, aided by hundreds of volunteers and supported by more than 8,000 members, seeks a vice president of community engagement to be responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of its fundraising and public outreach. (posted 7/20)
Blue Hill Heritage Trust seeks executive director to manage all aspects of its operations and take on a strong and visible role in implementing strategic goals for land conservation, community engagement, fundraising and organizational development. (posted 7/18)
Peninsula Open Space Trust seeks a donor engagement officer to identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit the "Skyline Society" and newly acquired donors in order to strengthen its donor base for increased annual operating and future campaign support. The position will manage "Skyline Society" annual events and support Skyline committee meetings and activities. (posted 7/18)
Pacific Forest Trust seeks a a hands-on project manager who enjoys travel and has a head for forest management, as well as a deep respect for natural forest landscapes. This position oversees the forest management — from silviculture to timber products marketing — on all its managed properties and promotes restoration on all conserved properties.
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust seeks an operations and communications coordinator to support the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program vision on a statewide scale, including member recruitment and onboarding, communications and marketing and day-to-day administration of program operations. (posted 7/12)
The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust seeks qualified applicants for term labor opportunities. Land stewards are temporary employees hired to assist the land trust with the monitoring of protected lands through aerial reconnaissance and field inspection, which requires significant travel and frequent overnight stay. Monitoring requires individuals to have field orientation, manage diverse terrain and work independently in remote areas. (posted 7/7)
Chikaming Open Lands, an accredited land trust operating since 1999 in southwestern Michigan, is seeking a leader with vision, passion and expertise. The executive director is the chief operating officer responsible for leading the land trust to fulfill its mission of protecting the open space and natural character of nine townships in Berrien County Michigan. (posted 7/1)
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, seeks a development director to work with the fundraising, marketing and communications teams to direct the fund development program of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, including annual, major and planned gifts, donor care, special events and grant writin for the goal of obtaining individual, foundation and corporate support. (posted 6/29)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust seeks a philanthropy manager will be responsible for strengthening the membership program and annual fund programs; researching and developing strategies for cultivating new prospects; facilitating the preparation and solicitation of gifts; organizing donor events; enhancing current planned giving program; and effective cultivation and appreciation of supporters and donors. (posted 6/15)
MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, a collaboration of regional conservation organizations, including urban conservation and gardening groups, seeks members for 2016-2017. This program is managed by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust. Members perform capacity building projects; environmental stewardship education; volunteer management in land conservation activities; and identify new people for education, recreation or service opportunities to address land conservation needs. (posted 6/7)
The Land Trust Alliance, which will be implementing a bold new conservation vision to support and complement its ongoing work with the more than 1,000 land trusts across the United States, seeks an experienced, high-impact major gift professional to its team. This position is based in Seattle, Washington and will join two other major gift officers already in place on the East Coast. (posted 4/19)