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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.
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 Conservation Project Manager is responsible for managing various aspects of real estate transactions and conservation planning to further Peninsula Open Space Trust 's (POST) land conservation projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
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)
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.
This is a full-time position; 40 hours/week. The Stewardship Assistant assists the Stewardship Manager, Land Manager and other PLT staff with the stewardship of PLT-protected land. 85% of the Stewardship Assistant’s job consists of stewardship of lands protected by PLT, including property and easement monitoring, land and habitat management and enhancement, habitat restoration, invasive species management and volunteer coordination.
This position works closely with the Executive Director and the staff leadership team to help implement the organization’s strategic plan, creating a reporting and tracking system that can coordinate both internal and external factors such as funding, public policy decisions, and regulatory processes. In addition, the position entails assisting the Executive Director’s work with the board of directors and the staff leadership team, preparing reports, presentations, taking minutes at board meetings and representing the organization at community partner events.
Conservation Project Managers are the foundation of Colorado Open Lands’ land protection programs and are responsible for diverse tasks spanning organizational departments. People skills, personal organization, attention to detail, quick thinking and the ability to work independently are paramount. The position requires the ability to maintain composure and a sense of humor in sometimes unique situations.
Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) is hiring for the position of Conservation Director. MLC was created in 1998 and has conserved over 38,500 acres across three counties in southwest Colorado. We are located in Cortez, Colorado.
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) is a national and statewide leader in the conservation of working ranchlands. CCALT has protected over 450,000 acres on nearly 300 ranches in our first 20 years. Our focus on working lands and connection to the ranching community, through our relationship with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, provides the foundation for our organizational philosophy. We are committed to the development of innovative programs and strategic partnerships that will increase the effectiveness of our work.
The Trust for Public Land is recruiting for a Field Representative in New Haven, Connecticut. This position will support project managers in identifying, acquiring and conveying important park, scenic, wilderness and other open space lands for conservation ownership. This position will be responsible for land conservation projects throughout New England, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization whose mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation throughout America. The Alliance works with Congress to pass tax incentives and funding that help landowners to choose conservation over development. The Alliance serves as a university for land conservation that trains the people who do the work to conserve cherished farms, forests, parks and trails. It strengthens community-based land trusts by providing workshops, online learning, research, standards, and accreditation services.
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American Farmland Trust (AFT) seeks a Manager of Institutional Giving. The Manager reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and works with program colleagues and the Institutional Giving team to raise financial support from Foundation, Corporate and Government sources for AFT’s national and regional/field programs.
This position provides administrative support to the Tall Timbers Land Conservancy's executive director and staff. He/she serves as official records manager; coordinates special events; and serves as the office manager.
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.
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) seeks a full-time Associate Executive Director (AEDA) of Advancement to be based on Oʻahu. HILT is a nationally accredited non- profit land trust with a mission to protect the lands in Hawaiʻi that will sustain us for current and future generations. The AEDA reports to the Executive Director and serves on HILT’s leadership team. The Executive Director and AEDA staff the Board of Director’s Fundraising Committee.
Join The Nature Conservancy and conserve nature and the vital services it provides to the people in Hawaii and around the world. The Nature Conservancy, an international nonprofit conservation organization, seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader to advance its mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
The Teton Regional Land Trust (TRLT) is seeking qualified applicants for Land Manager. The position is a physically demanding, full-time, entry-level position with a competitive salary and benefits.
The Land Manager acts with conservation team to complete land management and conservation-related duties including:
The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (“JDCF”) is seeking two full-time Restoration Specialists to serve on the Northwest Illinois Invasive Species Strike Team. This position is responsible for the management and eradication of invasive species in a six-county area in northwest Illinois. The Restoration Specialists will implement invasive, exotic plant management control methods using integrated pest management strategies, including mechanical, chemical, and prescribed burning methods.
NICHES Land Trust, located at Clegg Memorial Garden in Lafayette, IN is seeking an enthusiastic, organized and inspiring applicant to fill a newly formed Education and Outreach Coordinator position. This position is designed to build support for land conservation and assemble a cadre of environmental advocates for generations to come. The position will be developing and leading education and membership programs for all ages, while maintaining contact with the public through a variety of means. This is a year-round, fulltime, salaried position with full benefits.
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.
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.
We have an opening in our Boston, MA office for a Project Manager. This position will be responsible for all aspects of our real estate acquisition transactions and the conveyance of land to public entities, including the evaluation of potential projects; project strategy and negotiations with landowners; working with elected officials and appointed municipal boards; and building relationships with local land trusts. The position will work throughout the New England, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) seeks a creative, energetic individual to join our team and serve as our Communications Manager. The Communications Manager is responsible for all aspects of communications, including strategic communications planning, media and public relations, and consultations with ESLC’s staff to support program activities. The Communications Manager supports the communications needs of all ESLC programs including land protection, land use planning, education, public policy, town projects, coastal resilience, and Philanthropy.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) seeks a professional to lead the management of our non-profit’s finances. The Director of Financial Services (DFS) is a member of ESLC’s leadership team and reports to the Executive Director. The DFS will take the lead to ensure effective financial operations, promote quality throughout the organization, and positively represent the organization to its stakeholders. The DFS will be responsible for the development of ESLC’s financial management strategy and will contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC), an accredited Maryland land trust, is offering a unique opportunity for an individual to gain experience in the land conservation field. The Land Conservation Program Assistant will support both the Land Preservation and Stewardship program staff working on new preservation projects and managing our extensive easement portfolio. The Assistant will be expected to do a variety of tasks in the field and in the office from basic administration to easement monitoring and GIS mapping.
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.
The Executive Director will be responsible for overall leadership, operational management, and financial performance of the organization. Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for strategic planning and execution, partnership building in the public and private sectors, and developing the funding base.
The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for advancing The Vital Ground Foundation’s individual philanthropic programs to support general operations, conservation projects and long-term organizational growth; and engaging and supporting the board of trustees, Development Committee and other volunteers in their philanthropic efforts.
Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Conservation and Stewardship. The Director of Conservation and Stewardship will work closely with the Executive Director and Conservation and Stewardship staff to implement TLC’s strategic goals and to further refine and build our work. Responsibilities include leading a team of field and office-based staff, overseeing the identification of strategic conservation priorities, and managing the process to ensure that all TLC projects are completed according to Land Trust standards, policies and procedures.
Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) is a successful, nationally accredited land trust located in Boone, North Carolina. Boone is a progressive university community surrounded by beautiful mountains offering a host of recreational opportunities. BRC has protected more than 18,000 acres in seven counties. The Director of Development will be responsible for raising funds needed for operations, special projects, campaigns, stewardship endowment and other conservation initiatives.
Triangle Land Conservancy's (TLC) Director of Development is responsible for the oversight, planning, execution and growth of a comprehensive development program which is aligned with our new strategic plan and includes membership renewals, major gifts, foundation and corporate grants, sponsorships, planned gifts and donor stewardship activities.
Triangle Land Conservancy is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Finance and Administration. The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for operations, finances and administrative systems, including financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting; internal controls, systems and operations; investment oversight and reporting; vendor and service provider relationship management; human resource management; and supervision of finance and operations department staff.
The New Mexico Land Conservancy, a non-profit land trust located in Santa Fe, NM, seeks a qualified and motivated individual to coordinate its conservation easement stewardship, monitoring, reporting and information systems; and assist with land conservation, outreach, and project-related fundraising activities in support of the organization’s mission and in accordance with its established policies, plans and strategies. This position reports to the Conservation Director; works closely with other staff, interns and volunteers, but supervises no staff.
The Associate Counsel represents the Open Space Institute, Inc. and its related entities (“OSI”) in a variety of legal matters, including handling complex real estate and other land conservation transactions, advising OSI on matters of the law of tax-exempt organizations, working with outside counsel in handling litigation and other matters. As a member of the Legal Department, the Associate Counsel reports to the General Counsel, and works under the direction of both the General Counsel and the Associate General Counsel. The position is located in New York City.
Land Family Foundation, located in the Lower Hudson Valley is looking for a full-time associate/administrator. The ideal candidate is an early-career professional with demonstrated interest in environmental policy, progressive advocacy campaigns, and land conservation. Our Foundation funds a number of local and regional land conservation organizations, environmental education centers and progressive advocacy organizations.
Seeking individual to provide administrative and bookkeeping support for land trust serving the 12-county Finger Lakes region. Reporting to the Director of Administration, responsibilities include: bookkeeping duties such as processing invoices and payments; opening and routing incoming mail; maintaining and ordering supplies; assisting with special events; providing administrative support to Board of Directors and various committees; assisting with telephone support, filing and associated duties.
Mohonk Preserve is a dynamic organization with responsibility for managing and protecting 8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY. We are seeking a seasoned Director of Conservation Science with a collaborative management style and minimum of five years of experience in field studies, operation of a biological field station or similar natural area research program, including departmental management, preparation of budgets and personnel management.
Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), a nonprofit to help restore and revitalize the Jamaica Bay and Rockaway parks, seeks an Executive Director. The Conservancy, a partnership between the private sector, National Park Service, and NYC, develops, implements, advocates and fundraises for programs and projects for the restoration and revitalization of the parks. JBRPC seeks an Executive Director who will be a skilled leader and serve as the lead spokesperson, fundraiser, strategic planner, and chief executive managing the organization and its programming.
Crow’s Nest Preserve encompasses 600 acres of beautiful protected lands along French Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The intern will work with the preserve manager and the educator to assist in managing the preserve and to plan and run the educational programs. The intern will gain experience in a variety of semi-structured and informal educational techniques, as well learn about the workings of a land trust, become familiar with local flora, and gain experience in land stewardship techniques. This is a hands-on position with training provided.
The mission of the Lancaster County Conservancy “Because clean air, fresh water, and wild places are vital to every generation”. Founded in 1969, the Conservancy is a non-profit 501(c) 3 natural lands trust with deep roots and a highly positive reputation within the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania community. We are recognized as one of the region’s premier natural lands protection organizations and are fully accredited by the Lands Trust Accreditation Commission.
Under the direction of the Regional Director, the Director of South Mountain Partnership serves to lead the South Mountain Partnership, a Conservation Landscape in south-central Pennsylvania. The Conservation Landscape program is a state sponsored, collaborative landscape-scale conservation project that connects public and private stakeholders in organized efforts to protect the special landscapes and resources across Pennsylvania.
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 Brandywine Conservancy is seeking a qualified natural resource professional to serve as its Laurels Preserve Manager. This is a full-time position with the Conservancy’s Land Stewardship Program that reports to the Natural Resource Manager. The primary responsibility of the position is the stewardship of a 771-acre private preserve.
Sakonnet Preservation Association (SPA), an established (1972) and accredited non-profit land trust, located in Little Compton, RI seeks a creative self-starter to fill a new part-time (20 to 25 hours) Director of Development and Communications position with the support of an engaged Board of Directors. The position requires skill managing the organization's fundraising and public relations to help advance SPA’s ambitious agenda.
Lowcountry Open Land Trust is seeking a highly skilled Conservation Coordinator who will be tasked with multiple administrative responsibilities within the Land Protection Program. This new position will begin as a part-time position. Reporting to the Staff Attorney, you will work with our experienced Land Protection staff responsible for landowner cultivation, easement negotiation, due diligence and transaction coordination and administration. (posted 5/29)
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.Job qualifications include:
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.
The Galveston Bay Foundation seeks a full-time Water Quality Volunteer Coordinator to manage a group of 50+ Water Monitoring Team volunteers that collect monthly data at sites around the entire Bay system, and the Galveston Bay Action Network, which is an innovative pollution reporting tool for desktop and mobile devices.
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.
Gain valuable on-the-job work experience with Stowe Land Trust (SLT) as a summer naturalist. This position assists in the operation of the conserved Mill Trail property and supports community outreach and management of SLT’s other conserved properties. The summer naturalist will act as an ambassador for the Mill Trail property, develop and lead interpretive programs and outings, plan and lead volunteer trail workdays, partner with youth programs, and assist with public outreach. Position starts mid-June and is open until filled. (posted 5/26)
The Accounting Assistant is an entry-level position with an important role on the Finance team, and works on a broad range of general accounting tasks. You are a ridiculously-organized book keeping type who is really into data entry, solving accounting puzzles and administrative/ clerical work in general. You also share Forterra’s vision of a sustainable, livable community for all. We are a small team of three that works together to deliver all of Forterra’s accounting and finance services. We are master jugglers and puzzle-solvers.