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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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Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is seeking a contractor, under a 15-month contract position, to execute the next phase of the Kenai Mountains to Sea partnership. (posted 8/11)
Sonoma Land Trust seeks an energetic and detail-oriented assistant project manager to fill a hybrid role within the stewardship team. This is a unique opportunity for a detail-oriented land manager seeking hands-on experience with both fee lands and conservation easement protected lands. (posted 8/14)
The Catalina Island Conservancy seeks a new Chief Executive Officer. Operating as an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Conservancy has over 70 full-time staff, a $10 million annual operating budget and a $50 million endowment. Reporting to the board of directors and responsible for six direct reports, the CEO implements the conservancy’s strategic vision and annual operating goals. (posted 7/23)
Reporting to the Executive Officer, the Habitat Conservation Plan Specialist/Principal Program Manager’s primary responsibility is supporting the Executive Officer in the implementation of the Habitat Plan. (posted 8/17)
Pacific Forest Trust is seeking a Policy Associate to provide support to its programs developing and implementing incentives for forest conservation and sustainable management. (posted 8/25)
The Senior Biologist will work with program staff to develop and manage all aspects of Tejon Ranch Conservancy Science Program. (posted 8/10)
District of Columbia
Help strengthen land conservation across America by joining the dedicated, dynamic government affairs team at the Land Trust Alliance! We’re looking for a full-time, unpaid Government Affairs Intern from September 8 through December 18, 2015. The ideal candidate is a student or young professional with demonstrated interest in government affairs and conservation policy who is capable of proactively researching political relationships, drafting informational materials on conservation issues and communicating directly with land trusts, coalition partners and federal officials. You’ll find that interning for a small organization will give you ample opportunities to interact with all aspects of our work, be in the room at key meetings and events and gain valuable nonprofit and Capitol Hill experience. (posted 8/1)
American Farmland Trust is seeking a President & CEO — its mission is to protect farmland and ranchland, promoting sound farming practices and enabling farmers to remain on their land. (posted 7/8)
The Land Trust Alliance is seeking a leader with a clear passion for conservation. This individual will bring to the role demonstrated fundraising ability, intellectual breadth, convening power, and practical experience with the nonprofit, public and business sectors. (posted 8/20)
Georgia-Alabama Land Trust is seeking an Administrative Assistant/ Paralegal to assist the Protection staff, based in our Savannah, Georgia office. Reporting to the Director of Land Protection, this position is responsible for assisting project managers with easement transactions, continuing education event planning, board meeting preparation and documentation, and general office administration. Interest in conservation and/or paralegal experience preferred. (posted 8/6)
The Finance Director provides financial, accounting and transactional technical expertise required for the successful operation of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. This fiscal management is needed for the organization to successfully initiate and execute large, complex land protection projects and diverse conservation programs that are central to its nonprofit mission. (posted 8/11)
Established in 2005, the Lemhi Regional Land Trust, based in Salmon, Idaho is dedicated to conserving working lands and wildlife habitat through voluntary conservation agreements that respect local values and private property rights. Lemhi Regional Land Trust currently holds twelve conservation easements on 13,450 acres. The Land Protection Coordinator will primarily be responsible for working with rural landowners in developing and managing permanent land protection projects. This includes grant writing in support of conservation projects as well as easement negotiation and acquisition.
Reporting to and working with the Executive Director, The Director of Partnerships and Communications is responsible for creating and sustaining the relationships that make up the Conserve Lake County community. This individual will lead Conserve Lake County's communications, marketing and branding efforts. (posted 8/27)
The stewardship specialist oversees activities for all nature preserves and conservation easements, including restoration, monitoring and management efforts. Additionally, the incumbent will work with Central Indiana Land Trust staff to implement defined stewardship program objectives and public awareness of organizational mission, including leading hikes and education programs on nature preserves. (posted 8/10)
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.
Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) is seeking a full-time Development Director to coordinate major gifts and strategic partnerships. The position reports to the Executive Director. The principal responsibility of the position is to provide strategic direction and leadership for development to support the conservation mission of the DSF and its 2015–2020 Strategic Plan.
Medomak Valley Land Trust is seeking an exceptional Executive Director who will be responsible for the implementation of its mission and policies. The Executive Director will provide the leadership, fundraising expertise and management skills to direct the organization in the successful accomplishment of its objectives. (posted 8/6)
The Director of Operations and Communications works closely with the Executive Director, Development Director, Finance and Development Committees to ensure the ethical and efficient operation of the office. More specifically the Director of Operations and Communications works with our off-site accounting firm to provide them information needed for accounting services and helps maintain office filing and tracking systems.
The Stewardship Director’s primary responsibility will be the implementation of the LandTrust for Central North Carolina'S easement and preserve monitoring program. Annual monitoring visits are required to maintain accreditation as awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
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.
Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area seeks a bookkeeper with thorough knowledge of and experience with QuickBooks/Quickbooks for nonprofits to review and update current accounting system. Will train in-house personnel in managing financials and producing reports. Must have nonprofit experience! We envision this as a three-six month contract. Mail resume and cover letter to: Director, Friends of the IBA, PO Box 82, Fort Edward, NY 12828. (posted 7/20)
Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area seeks a flexible, enthusiastic individual to develop and implement communications and marketing strategies. Successful candidate will possess excellent writing and social skills; knowledge of web and social media essential. This is a part-time contractual position for three-six months. Mail resume, cover letter and two writing samples to: Director, Friends of the IBA, PO Box 82, Fort Edward, NY 12828. (posted 7/20)
Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area seeks a flexible, enthusiastic individual to work with us on development and outreach to donors. Previous experience in fundraising for nonprofits critical. Successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing capital campaign and new fundraising strategies. This is a part-time contractual position; limit three-six months. Potential for future staff position possible. Mail resume and cover letter to: Director, Friends of the IBA, PO Box 82, Fort Edward, NY 12828. (posted 7/20)
Otsego Land Trust seeks a leader with passion for protecting land who demonstrates the ability to energetically engage the community, foster strategic partnerships, close deals and broaden support for rural conservation efforts. Responsibilities include strategic planning, outreach and fundraising; land conservation and stewardship; community relations; financial management and team/staff leadership. (posted 8/24)
The Battenkill Conservancy of New York (BkC) is seeking a part-time Executive Director (20 hours per week). BkC seeks a skilled, dynamic and effective leader to direct the organization in its transition from an all volunteer board managed nonprofit organization to a professionally staffed, effective and impactful community land conservation trust. The ideal candidate should be an experienced, well-rounded individual capable of working independently while initiating creative projects and driving the organization forward under the guidance of the board.
The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) in Chatham, New York seeks a personable, efficient and well-organized individual to fill the role of Membership and Events Associate. This position will manage CLC’s donor database, provide support for all CLC events and play a supporting role as part of the development team. Requires strong interpersonal skills and computer proficiency, with particular emphasis on database work. Raisers Edge experience strongly preferred. Competitive salary and benefits.(posted 8/6)
The Training and Knowledge Management Director will design and deliver relevant training programs, focusing on our work in park creation, development, design, financing and management. Training vehicles will include online learning. The position will serve as the director of internal training events, including venue selection, agenda development and training delivery; work with Information Systems to perform a training needs analysis for the purpose of selecting an online training resource, and identify and manage external training vendors. (posted 8/13)
The Natural Areas Association (NAA) seeks to strengthen and grow the organization’s education and outreach programs and is hiring a part-time Communications and Outreach Coordinator. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will further the mission and strategic plan of the NAA through the development and production of compelling outreach materials that present a unified organizational message, for print, online and through traditional and social media outlets. The Coordinator will ensure that all the organization’s communications are dynamic, engaging and professional.
The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Outreach Associate to help implement the land trust's communications, marketing and engagement strategies. Candidates should have a degree in communications, marketing, English or a related field and two to three years of experience in marketing/communications and/or writing. The successful candidate must share the organization’s commitment to the conservation of land and have a keen personal interest in the mission of the land trust.
The Brandywine Conservancy seeks an experienced GIS professional with Bachelors degree in geography, environmental science, geology, ecology, planning or related disciplines and two-plus years of experience. 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 also provides municipal assistance and planning services to municipalities.
The Galveston Bay Foundation seeks a full-time Communications and Marketing Coordinator to promote awareness of and connect the organization with constituents through communications, marketing, and public and media relations. The position also supports the development and program staff in creating effective communication tools for fund development, events and programs. The ideal candidate will be a creative communications professional who enjoys working closely with a team and is passionate about the Galveston Bay Foundation mission. (posted 8/6)
The Conservation Project Manager will assist the Director of Land Conservation with acquisition and stewardship of conservation easements. Duties include building and maintaining relationships with rural landowners and educating them on the benefits and requirements of conservation easements. In addition, the Conservation Project Manager will create maps and related georeferenced files as well as documentation and analysis of Hill Country Conservancy's existing and potential conservation easement projects.
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) is a regional land trust conserving natural areas throughout Northern Virginia on the doorstep of our Nation’s capital. NVCT is seeking an experienced fund development coordinator to work part time (20 hours/week). This is a new position. The Fund Development Coordinator (FDC) will work closely with the Executive Director to create and carry out fund development initiatives to support mission activity throughout the service area.
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) is a regional land trust conserving natural areas throughout Northern Virginia on the doorstep of our Nation’s capital. NVCT is seeking an experienced land stewardship specialist to help manage our large portfolio of conservation easements and other stewardship initiatives. The Land Stewardship Specialist will provide oversight and care of portfolio of protected properties in the Northern Virginia area in cooperation with partner organizations and specific contractual obligations.
The Community Relations Manager is responsible for developing and executing an annual community relations plan and budget to elevate Forterra's regional reputation, broaden and deepen relationships with key audiences and support Forterra's broader communications strategies and goals. (posted 8/3)
The Senior Managing Director of Communications is responsible for Forterra's communications, marketing, outreach and community relations activities to advance awareness of and support for Forterra’s work. As a member of Forterra's Executive Leadership Team, this position also serves as a subject-matter expert within the organization and takes an active role in defining our overall strategic direction and communicating our vision. The Senior Managing Director reports to the President.
Sand County Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, is seeking candidates for the National Director of our Leopold Conservation Award® (LCA) Program. The National Director leads Sand County Foundation’s most publicly visible initiative and is an ambassador for other Foundation initiatives and the organization as a whole. The National Director is responsible for all aspects of the LCA including fundraising, strategic expansion to new states and representation of Sand County Foundation to donors, partners, agricultural landowners and other stakeholders.