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Conservation Specialist, Southeast Alaska Land Trust
Deadline: March 13, 2015

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEAL Trust), an accredited land trust, is hiring a Conservation Specialist responsible for land acquisition, stewardship, management of SEAL Trust's In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program, outreach to individuals and organizations, and organizational support. This full-time, permanent position is located in Juneau, Alaska and offers a competitive salary and benefits. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/12)

Conservation Intern, Southeast Alaska Land Trust
Deadline: April 1, 2015

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEAL Trust), an accredited land trust, is seeking a Conservation Intern for the Summer of 2015. This internship will provide practical, hands-on experience with a non-profit conservation organization engaged in local and regional land conservation and stewardship activities. The internship will provide the opportunity for direct field experience monitoring conservation easements, assisting with baseline documentation reports, assisting with land acquisition projects, and engaging in community outreach. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/12)


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Land Steward, Big Sur Land Trust
Deadline: March 31, 2015

The Big Sur Land Trust is hiring a Land Steward that supports the stewardship of conservation properties throughout the Land Trust’s region. The Trust has conserved over 38,000 acres in Monterey County since 1978, with 12,000 of these acres cared for by the Land Stewardship program. The position is part of a four member stewardship team and is primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of site management plans through maintenance and restoration activities. Coordinating the use of volunteers to accomplish land management tasks will be a key component of the job. This full-time hourly position with benefits is based in the Land Trust’s Monterey, CA office with frequent travel throughout the County to complete site work. A significant portion of this position’s work duties are field oriented and are often labor intensive requiring a strong ability to work safely and independently in remote areas. This position requires someone who is devoted to working on a wide range of conservation properties affecting meaningful change on the ground and working with a wide variety of people to achieve these goals.

To apply submit the following documents no later than 5:00 PM March 31, 2015 (in PDF format if emailed): cover letter, resume, references (including phone number and contact instructions) and salary requirements. Applications should be submitted to Jeff Powers, Director of Land Stewardship, Big Sur Land Trust, P.O. Box 4071, Monterey, CA 93942 or by email. View the complete position description. (posted 2/27)

Executive Director, Sanctuary Forest, Inc.
Deadline: April 25, 2015

Sanctuary Forest, a land trust based in Whitethorn,California seeks applicants for the position of Executive Director (32 hrs/week). View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/27)

Associate Director of Major Gifts, Pacific Crest Trail Association
Deadline: March 16, 2015

This newly created position provides an exciting opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional. Reporting to the Development Director, the Associate Director of Major Gifts will work closely with members of the senior management team to raise large gifts based on a vision-driven case for institutional support. A deep commitment to the mission of PCTA and conservation and environmental work is critical to the success of this individual, and tying donor philanthropy to the strategic objectives of PCTA always will be emphasized. He/She has direct responsibility for a portion of PCTA’s dollar goal and will work energetically with high-level prospects and donors. The Associate Director of Major Gifts will make at least 120 visits, 25 solicitations and close at least $500,000 in gifts annually. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/27)

Development Director, Coastside Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Coastside Land Trust (CLT) is seeking a part-time Development Director for its Half Moon Bay, California, office. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the CLT Development Committee to implement of all aspects of the Coastside Land Trust’s fundraising efforts, including, but not limited to securing individual, corporate and foundation support for the CLT’s ongoing operations and capital projects. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/25)

Donor Database and Research Manager, Sonoma Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Sonoma Land Trust, an accredited land trust with 21 staff, seeks a donor database and research manager to join a five-member Development team. Duties include managing and maintaining a donor database, creating mailing lists and reports, performing financial reconciliation, and researching donor prospects. The applicant should be detail-oriented, have excellent writing and proofreading skills, strong organizational and analytical skills, and be an advanced-level user of donor database software (preferably web-based Blackbaud products) plus Word, Excel and Outlook. They should possess the ability to use good judgment, set priorities, work independently with competing deadlines, use a pleasant and professional demeanor, and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Full time or 32-hour position with competitive salary and benefits. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/9)

California State Director, Western Rivers Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) protects outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States through land acquisition. We acquire land along river corridors to conserve critical habitat and provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment.  The California State Director will enhance WRC's presence in California by managing a land acquisition portfolio and by building relationships with external partners, including public agencies, foundations, conservation groups and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have at least ten years’ experience in conservation real estate and/or land transactions, proven negotiation and deal sourcing skills, and a demonstrated ability to attract support and develop strategic partnerships. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/28)

Administrative Assistant, Mother Lode Land Trust
Deadline: February 28, 2015

The Mother Lode Land Trust started as a small all volunteer land trust covering one county. Today, we are a regional land trust bridging the gap between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, in the Central Sierra Nevada. We are looking to ad an administrative assistant to our team to aid our executive director in the day to day operations of the land trust. Duties include, but aren't limited to: Being the first point of contact for the organization, maintaining and updating files, assist with Accreditation, research and apply for grants, develop and manage fundraising and volunteer programs, and assist in management of fee owned lands. This is a 12 month funded position but may be extended based on the ability to secure additional grant and capacity funding. View the complete position description. (posted 1/28)

Lands Conservation Program Manager, Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Lands Conservation Program Manager (LCPM) identifies opportunities to protect land in the Eastern Sierra region and executes land transactions to bring those opportunities to fruition. He or she works closely with private or public landowners and in close collaboration with State and Federal agencies and land conservation entities to accomplish these projects. The Lands Conservation Program Manager manages fee title and conservation easement projects and secures necessary funding. The LCPM also implements ESLT’s Stewardship Program.

The LCPM will be responsible for maintaining ESLT’s accredited status as it relates to land protection and stewardship. She or he will be expected to attend ESLT Board meetings, regional meetings, Lands Committee meetings, and various trainings. ESLT staff operates as a team and the LCPM will be expected to perform other duties as requested. This position is full-time and exempt, is supervised by the Executive Director (ED), and works closely with ESLT’s Lands Committee. View the complete position description. Please direct cover letter and resume to: Kay Ogden, executive director, by email. (posted 1/28)



HR Rep II, City of Boulder
Deadline: March 13, 2015 | 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Under general direction, to acquire real estate and/or conservation easements for Open Space and Mountain Parks and to perform related tasks as required. Acquires real estate and/or conservation easements for Open Space and Mountain Parks, City of Boulder. Prepares written Agenda Item Memorandums and delivers public presentations (including visual aids) for City Council, Open Space Board of Trustees, Boulder County Commissioners, and other boards or officials. Resolves real estate related issues, problems and easement requests as needed on the existing 46,000 acre Open Space & Mountain Parks system. Takes the lead on or coordinates easement projects and acquisitions with other City departments, as needed. Develops alternatives for proposed purchases.  This may include consideration of the impact of the acquisition in regard to the Comprehensive Plan(s), neighborhood concerns, City Council priorities, City Manager direction, and departmental goals. View full summary and description. (posted 2/26)

Stewardship Director, Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust
Deadline: March 20, 2015

The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) seeks a Stewardship Director to help lead our land protection efforts and manage on-going stewardship responsibilities. RiGHT is a 16 year old non-profit organization whose mission is “Conserving Our Land, Water and Way of Life in Colorado’s San Luis Valley,” with a portfolio of 33 conservation easements. The Stewardship Director will be responsible for working with the RiGHT team to implement new conservation easements and steward existing conservation easements, develop positive relationships with landowners as well as other duties as assigned. This is a full time, on-site position in Del Norte, Colorado. View the complete job description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

Transaction Specialist, Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust
Deadline: March 2, 2015

This position will help expand Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust's (CCALT) ability to assist agricultural landowners conserve their property. Innovation, creativity, and analytical skills are essential. CCALT is an organization that embraces change and strives to create innovative solutions to the work we do each and every day. Personal and professional growth is both encouraged and demanded. We are looking for someone who is willing to improve existing programs, develop new tools, challenge the status quo and work cooperatively with our team to grow our presence in Colorado. This position requires an individual who has the capability to work independently with initiative, motivation and flexibility.

At a minimum, the Transaction Specialist will assist the Project and Stewardship Teams with document drafting, contract negotiation and review, title research, due diligence review and issue resolution. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/9)

Development Director, Access Fund
Deadline: open until filled

The Development Director (DD) is a senior level position working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to expand philanthropic support for the Access Fund. The DD oversees and executes an effective annual fundraising plan that secures contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and special events. Applicant must be a demonstrated fundraising professional with five or more years of experience in nonprofit development, institutional advancement or political fundraising, preferably at a senior level and have a track record of fundraising accomplishment with a portfolio that includes successful fundraising projects and campaigns of $1 million or more annually. Applicant must also be an active climber. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/9)



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Biological Technician, North Florida Land Trust
Deadline: March 6, 2015

The Biological Technician’s role will be in the management, monitoring and protection of the natural resources on Sawpit Island and those lands owned by North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) on the northern end of Big Talbot Island. Primary responsibilities will be focused on the protection of a nesting population of diamondback terrapins, both through extensive monitoring and the implementation of a predator control program.

This is a seasonal position. The duration will coincide with diamondback terrapin nesting season with a start date no later than April 15 and end date no later than October 31. Housing will be provided on Big Talbot Island.

To request a full position description with job requirements, please contact Stewardship Manager Elizabeth Guthrie by email. No phone calls, please. (posted 2/16)


Executive Director, The Lula lake Land Trust
Deadline: March 6, 2014

The Lula Lake Land Trust located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia is accepting applications for the position of executive director. This full-time position reports to the board of directors and the board chair. Major position responsibilities include fundraising and donor relations, land conservation, communication, community outreach, financial management, legal compliance, strategic planning and policy development. The executive director provides professional oversight of the organization and its professional staff of three including full-time land manager, part-time development director and contract bookkeeper. View the full position description. Interested applicants must submit cover letter and resume via email (Microsoft Word or PDF only). (posted 2/9)


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Stewardship and Conservation Outreach Intern, Wood River Land Trust
Deadline: March 18, 2015

We are seeking an Intern with an interest in private land conservation and environmental outreach.


  • Manage Land Trust preserves;
  • Assist Stewardship Coordinator in easement monitoring;
  • Assist Project Coordinator with community outreach;
  • Perform other tasks as necessary


  • Physical, outdoor labor, and occasional evenings/weekend events
  • A driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to work with people in groups and with individuals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Educational background in natural resources or similar field
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills
  • Experience with GPS and conservation outreach

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by March 18, 2015 to Chad Stoesz by email.

This is a 12-week internship with a start date in May. This position is 35-40 hours per week, with a somewhat flexible schedule. Housing and a $1,000 per month stipend is provided.

Foothills/Open Space Senior Manager , City of Boise
Deadline: February 27, 2015

Manages and administers multiple programs with city-wide impacts for the planning, acquisition, operation and maintenance of open space and foothills systems through recreation, conservation and stewardship goals established by the Mayor and City Council. Ensures fiscal management and accountability for each program. Work is performed under general supervision and requires initiative and independent judgment.
This position is designated as At-Will. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/9)



Executive Director, Conserve Lake County
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Conserve Lake County is seeking an individual with strong leadership and management skills who will lead a dedicated staff, in partnership with the governing board, in the implementation of the mission of Conserve Lake County. The Executive Director will direct and lead the staff in planning and implementing programs, fundraising, marketing, and financial management. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/23)

Executive Director, Macon County Conservation District
Deadline: March 16, 2015

Macon County Conservation District (the District) is located in central Illinois and includes the city of Decatur, IL approximately 200 miles south of the Chicago loop and is midway between Springfield, IL and Champaign, IL. The District manages over 3,400 acres of open space including five conservation areas, five additional sites with no amenities, and a number of historic sites.

The District employs 15 full-time and over 25 part-time/seasonal employees with an annual operating budget of approximately $2.1 million. The District has a strong relationship with the Macon County Conservation Foundation, which supports conservation efforts and funds annual projects. The Executive Director also serves as a liaison to the Foundation Board and to the Governor Oglesby Mansion Board of Directors. The Executive Director is appointed by and reports directly to a five person Board of Trustees whose members are appointed by the County Board. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a record of success in collaborating with elected and appointed officials, the business community, and members of the area’s boards and commissions on administering the District’s services and projects. Candidates must exhibit a high level of professionalism, diplomacy, and an expectation of excellence in service delivery.  Experience in outside fund raising and grant writing is essential.

The position requires seven to ten years of increasingly responsible management experience in a community, organization, or business of comparable complexity. A bachelor's degree in natural resources management, parks and recreation, public administration, business administration, public policy, or related field is required.  Master's degree (MPA or MBA) or other advanced degree is strongly desired. Macon County residency is highly desirable. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong financial abilities and an approachable, welcoming style with the community, appointed/elected officials, and staff. Starting salary range is +/- $95,000 – $110,000 DOQ with excellent benefits. Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references at once but no later than March 16, 2015 via the website to the attention of Terry Porter, GovHRUSA, 650 Dundee Road #270, Northbrook, lL 60062. (posted 2/10)


Conservancy Administrator, Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy
Deadline: March 6, 2015

The Conservancy Administrator is responsible for administrating programs of the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, whose mission is to protect and preserve the natural environment and wildlife habitats in Clear Lake Township, Steuben County, Indiana.

Being the Conservancy’s only paid employee, the Administrator will have an outstanding opportunity to gain experience working in conjunction with the Board of Directors to further a broad range of conservancy activities such as developing annual goals, fundraising and educational outreach, as well as field work such as supervising the restoration of habitats and overseeing the maintenance of conservancy properties.

Essential to this position is the ability to work independently as a self-starter while ensuring that essential interaction occurs with Conservancy directors. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/16)

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

Shirley Heinze Land Trust seeks a full time Stewardship Director. Shirley Heinze Land Trust is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1981 to preserve and protect the unique ecosystems of Northwest Indiana. It manages 1,500 acres in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties. Its mission is to protect habitats and ecosystems of Northwest Indiana through acquiring, restoring and protecting environmentally significant landscapes for present and future generations, and to inspire and educate people of all ages about the value of land conservation to protect our natural world and enrich our lives.

The Stewardship Director is responsible for administering Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s stewardship program, which includes the management and restoration of property and conservation easements. The Stewardship Director has the primary responsibility of implementing the strategic planning goals for stewardship of all land holdings. View the complete position description and application instructions on the website. (posted 1/16)


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Education and Outreach Manager, Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Deadline: March 8, 2015

Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Lake Stream, with a mission to contribute to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters.

We have built an outstanding outdoor education and communications program, and our goal is to maintain the excellence of this program. We seek an energetic, motivated individual to fill the role of Education and Outreach Manager.

Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership, education, communication, and task management capabilities. Experience teaching in classroom and outdoor settings. Outstanding interpersonal skills with children and adults. Ability to form partnerships. Excellent communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, website management, and social media. Experience with outdoor recreation activities. Knowledge of natural sciences.

Compensation is competitive. To apply send resume, cover letter and contact info for three references by email. (posted 2/16)




Executive Director, American Chestnut Land Trust
Deadline: March 13, 2015

American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT), a nationally‐accredited land trust in southern Maryland seeks highly motivated leader to provide direction and managerial support for ACLT’s programs in land preservation, land stewardship, public outreach, and to maintain and build alliances with the organization’s strategic partners. Responsible to an 18-member board of directors. Oversees ACLT’s five‐year strategic plan and ensures ACLT compliance with national land trust standards. Supervises two to four salaried positions and supports the work of numerous volunteers.

Requirements: Bachelors degree (higher degree, or equivalent experience, preferred), experience in land trust work, public or non‐profit administration, or business management. Also, excellent writing and public speaking skills, strong leadership qualities, and experience working with a membership board of directors. A positive, collaborative and enthusiastic approach to working with colleagues, staff, volunteers and the public is important. View the complete position description. To apply, send letter of intent and resume by email. (posted 1/28)



Director, Orleans Conservation Trust
Deadline: March 23, 2015

The Director reports to the Orleans Conservation Trust (OCT) Board of Trustees. The Director is responsible for advancing the mission of the Trust through land protection, stewardship, and community outreach. The Director is also responsible for the administrative operations of OCT, which include: marketing, fundraising, major donor cultivation, grant writing, membership development, financial management and budgeting, overseeing contractors and staff, office organization, and reporting. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/27)

Environmental Educator, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
Deadline: March 16, 2015

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (LP&CT) is a private, nonprofit 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 three 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. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

Forest Stewardship Intern, New England Forestry Foundation
Deadline: February 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern

The New England Forestry Foundation seeks candidates for three summer Forest Stewardship Intern positions with the possibility of one position extending for six months. The Forest Stewardship Intern position will focus on forest stewardship through three primary responsibilities: conservation easement stewardship, fee land stewardship  and outreach and education. Please send a resume and cover letter to Betsy Cook by email. View the complete position description. (posted 1/22)

Conservation and Stewardship Associate, Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Berkshire Natural Resources Council, a private, non-profit land trust based in Pittsfield, MA, seeks applicants for the position of Conservation and Stewardship Associate. This full-time, primarily office-based (80/20) position offers competitive salary and benefits. BNRC is a small organization (staff of six) unburdened by administrative formality. Employees have an unusual level of independence; a large amount of self-motivation is required.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, charismatic individual eager to launch a career in land conservation and stewardship. The Associate will learn land conservation and stewardship in a ground-up, hands-on way. The individual will help BNRC expand and strengthen its programming as it pursues an ambitious vision for the Berkshires. While doing so, the individual will acquire an excellent grounding in the building blocks of the business, preparing him or her to rise in the field without being pigeonholed into a particular skill set. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/16)



Natural Areas and Preserves Manager, Leelanau Conservancy
Deadline: March 2 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern

The Leelanau Conservancy is one of the nation’s top accredited land trusts. For 26 years, our mission has been to conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County in Northwest lower Michigan. We have protected approximately nearly 8,000 acres through private conservation easements, and 2,000 acres of natural areas, preserves and forest reserves. Consistently maintaining and upgrading the recreational and ecological resources on Conservancy-owned lands is an organizational imperative. The Natural Areas and Preserves Manager has responsibility for managing Conservancy-owned lands, including creating and carrying out management plans, planning and executing ecological management and recreation
projects, supporting land protection projects, managing staff, and participation in the Land Programs Team. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/12)



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Executive Director, Prickly Pear Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Located in Helena, Montana, Prickly Pear Land Trust (PPLT) is seeking a mission-focused, engaging and visionary leader to build on momentum within the organization and the greater community, taking PPLT to the next level of programmatic, organizational and financial success. PPLT’s executive director will possess the right mix of experience in fundraising; organizational and nonprofit management; community outreach and engagement; project coordination with government, private and nonprofit funders and partners; and land protection through acquisition, conservation easement, or other cooperative means. The executive director is responsible for implementing PPLT’s strategic direction and ensuring the continued excellence of its open lands, trails and private land conservation programs. The executive director will manage a staff of six employees, a budget over $500,000 and work closely with a 15-member board of directors. View complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/12)



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Nevada State Director, The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: March 29, 2015

The Nature Conservancy is seeking a proven, dynamic leader to serve as State Director of the Nevada Chapter. The Director leads a staff of 18 with an annual budget of 3.7 million. As a leader in the Nevada conservation movement, the State Director plays a primary role in working with partner organizations, government agencies, elected officials and other key decision-makers to build alliances and shared agendas that advance science driven conservation outcomes in Nevada and around the world. Apply online (job # 42853) and attach your cover letter and resume as one document. (posted 2/25)

New Hampshire

Development Director, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
Deadline: open until filled

The primary responsibility of this part-time position is to oversee fundraising by establishing a comprehensive structure for effective fundraising to insure Moose Mountains Regional Greenways' (MMRG) long-term success as a local land trust. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/24)


New Jersey

NamoLand Trust or Organization
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

Deputy Executive Director, Monmouth Conservation Foundation
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Significant leadership position for an entrepreneurial and experienced leader in open space preservation movement and environmental organizations. This role is responsible for enhancing the internal organization and infrastructure necessary for nonprofit’s continued success and growth; thinking both broadly and strategically about nonprofit work and be detail-oriented and organized about the implementation and structures necessary to move nonprofit vision into reality; managing day-to-day the operating budget, trustee committee structure and effectiveness, and support executive director in public policy and advocacy positions with media and governmental organizations.We're also looking for:

  • Experience in management roles including staff supervision, human resources, fundraising, finance, and/or operations in a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience with strategic, business and scenario planning helpful.
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team and build working partnerships.
  • Success supervising and mentoring staff and supporting professional and leadership development.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Experienced spokesperson who can articulate messages to different audiences.

To apply, send resume by email. (posted 2/20)


New Mexico

Development Coordinator, New Mexico Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) is seeking an outgoing, talented, dynamic, self-motivated and results-oriented individual to coordinate its individual giving, foundation grants, donor relations and general communications; and, as needed, support other organizational development activities in accordance with its mission and approved policies, strategies and plans. Position requires an ability to effectively interact with donors, key constituents and the general public; communicate NMLC’s mission, goals and accomplishments to a wide range of audiences; and support NMLC’s short and long-range fundraising needs and goals.

This position reports to the Executive Director and must be able to work effectively with the board, staff, volunteers, consultants, contractors, landowners and donors. The position will be based in Santa Fe, with frequent travel to Albuquerque and throughout the state. View the complete job description and application instructions. No calls please. (posted 1/29)

Land Protection Project Manager, New Mexico Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The New Mexico Land Conservancy, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks a qualified and motivated individual to provide technical expertise, leadership and support to the organization’s Conservation Program. The Land Protection Project Manager will work to protect land and water across New Mexico with a primary focus on southern New Mexico. The Project Manager will be responsible for conservation planning, outreach, fundraising, and policy work, with a special emphasis on conservation easement and fee title acquisitions and land transfer transactions. The individual in this position will report to the Conservation Director, work closely with the Executive Director and other staff, but will initially supervise no staff. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 1/12)


New York

Human Resources Manager, National Audubon Society
Deadline: April 1, 2015

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. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/18)

Land and Stewardship Program Associate, Open Space Institute, Inc.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

The Land and Stewardship Program Associate reports directly to the SVP, Conservation Transactions and Director of Stewardship and is responsible for all support and administrative duties in both the Land and Stewardship Programs. The Land and Stewardship Program Associate also works closely with the entire Land and Stewardship staff, which include remote staff, to facilitate communication within the programs, between programs, and with the board of directors. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/18)

Conservation Projects Manager, Columbia Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) in Chatham, New York, seeks an experienced projects manager to assist in developing and implementing community conservation projects. This position is an integral part of CLC’s land protection team and will be responsible for working on conservation easements, tradeland projects, and fee land acquisitions; cultivating, drafting, and implementing farmland protection and farmland access projects; and working on special conservation projects.

Bachelor’s degree in applicable field and a minimum of four years of professional experience related to land use planning and/or conservation transactions (both conservation easements and fee acquisitions); more extensive experience strongly preferred. Must have the ability to work with diverse public and private interests. Background in land use planning, real estate transactions, natural science, land management, farming and forestry, and best management practices desired.

View the complete position description. Competitive salary and benefits package. Send cover letter and resume as a single PDF document by email with “Conservation Projects Manager” in the subject line. (posted 2/11)

New York Program and Outreach Assistant, American Farmland Trust – New York State Office
Deadline: open until filled

American Farmland Trust (AFT) has exciting initiatives underway across New York – ranging from helping farmers find land in the Hudson Valley, aiding farmers improve the health of their soil and protect water quality on Long Island and in the Great Lakes, inspiring New Yorkers to take personal action to save farmland and scaling up sales of local food to colleges, schools and other institutions.  The New York Program and Outreach Assistant will help advance such AFT programs in New York, with an emphasis on creative outreach to increase the visibility and build support for the organization’s work in the state. View the  completer position description and application instructions. (posted 2/9)

Community Engagement Director, Western New York Land Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The Western New York Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit land trust, is now seeking a Community Engagement Director. The purpose of this new position is to significantly increase the public's engagement with the Land Conservancy's work. The Community Engagement Director will work with the Development Director and other Land Conservancy staff and board members to lead our citizen engagement and communications activities, and support our development work. The Community Engagement Director is a full-time exempt position. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 1/20)

Director of Conservation and Stewardship, Orange County Land Trust
Deadline: open until filled

The Director of Conservation and Stewardship oversees the stewardship and land management responsibilities of the Orange County Land Trust, as well as the organization’s land and conservation easement acquisition programs. This work is accomplished independently, with the assistance of staff, volunteers, and/or interns, and through work in partnership with other conservation organizations and government agencies. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 1/8)


North Carolina

Communications and Outreach Associate, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
Deadline: April 1, 2015

This part-time position reports to the Development Director and will:

  • Develop/produce outreach materials for distribution in print, online and social media
  • Assist with membership, fundraising events, donor communications
  • Coordinate production of biannual newsletter, monthly e-newsletters, press releases
  • Manage/guide website content development
  • Determine communications goals/strategies
  • Develop marketing plans/materials

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Superior written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Positive attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

B.A. in journalism/communications/marketing is required. Familiarity with land trusts or a natural science background is desirable. Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer.

Send cover letter, resume, and three to five published writing samples by email with “Communications Position” in the subject line, or via mail to Foothills Conservancy, Attn: Communications Position, PO Box 3023, Morganton, NC 28680. No phone calls, please. (posted 2/9)

Blue Ridge Forever Director, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

Blue Ridge Forever is a coalition of ten land trusts in Western North Carolina. Since 2004, we have helped build public support for conservation, solidify land trusts’ long-term capacity, and raised dollars to support 80,000 acres of land protection. The part-time exempt (30 hrs/wk) Director responsibilities include: support constituency building, enhancing professionalism, and collective grant-seeking to help protect another 30,000 acres by 2020; serve as communications hub for partners; develop, pursue and administer collective grants; outreach to elected officials; facilitate information sharing; seek and implement joint media opportunities ; BA/BS or Associate degree in related field and two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume with salary history/ requirements, and three professional references to Kristy Urquhart by email. Please include “Blue Ridge Forever Director” in subject line. No phone calls please. SAHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View the complete position description. (posted 1/28)

Community Farm & Food Program Associate, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Deadline: open until filled

The full-time Community Farm and Food Program Associate responsibilities include: Plan and implement strategic work plans, budgets, fundraising goals, beginning farmer training curriculum and educational workshops; lead tours for diverse groups of visitors; share projects with partners through written and oral presentations; recruit and organize volunteers; lead volunteer days from trail maintenance to tree thinning, to invasive plant removal; manage, maintain and troubleshoot equipment, facilities, and vegetation; and assist in overseeing contractors.

Bachelor degree, and background in land stewardship, management, agriculture and conservation. One or more years of land trust and sustainable agriculture-related experience, preferably experience in farm operations.

Interested applicants submit a cover letter, resume with salary history or salary requirements, and three professional references to Carl Silverstein by email. Please include “Community Farm and Food Program Associate” in subject line. No phone calls please. View full job description. (posted 12/23)


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Land Steward, North Coast Land Conservancy
Deadline: March 18, 2015

The Land Steward supports North Coast Land Conservancy’s stewardship program by implementing invasive treatment and monitoring on North Coast Land Conservancy-owned lands, spanning from Seaside to the Columbia River, on the north Oregon coast. The Land Steward will work with and supervise three full-time interns, and occasionally with hired and volunteer crews. S/he will produce an annual report detailing the acres treated and the effectiveness of the restoration activities. The Land Steward reports to the Stewardship Director and will be located in Seaside, Oregon. Compensation is $14.00 per hour (40hrs/week).  This full-time, temporary position term is from May 4 - September 11, 2015. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

Stewardship Interns (3), North Coast Land Conservancy
Deadline: April 1, 2015

The three Stewardship Interns will support North Coast Land Conservancy’s stewardship program by treating invasive plants on North Coast Land Conservancy-owned lands, spanning from Seaside to the Columbia River, on the north Oregon coast. A crew of three Stewardship Interns will work alongside the Land Steward to implement a variety of weed removal techniques (using non-chemical methods).

The interns will report to the land steward. The intern positions are located in Seaside, Oregon. The position are  full time (40 hours/week) and intern will given a $1,000/month stipend and shared housing. The internship term is June 1- August 28, 2015. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

Development Director, Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Deadline: open until filled

Lower Nehalem Community Trust, based in Manzanita on the North Coast of Oregon, seeks an experienced, creative, and results-oriented leader to direct all aspects of our land trust’s fundraising initiatives. This is a rare opportunity to pursue meaningful work with an engaged staff, board, and community intent on changing the face of conservation in one of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere.

The land trust emphasizes fundraising campaigns, traditional major gift and foundation philanthropy, as well as membership. An annual fundraising gala and auction in early June also figure prominently. We nurture donor relationships, educate donors about our work and invite their support, while also leveraging technology and creating metrics for monitoring progress. Our successful candidate is absolutely passionate about the environment, education, and community.

Pay is $20-$23/hour, DOE.  The schedule is part-time, 20 hours/week. Benefits include healthcare stipend and paid vacation. View the complete position description. (posted 1/28)



Budget Manager, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
Deadline: June 1, 2015

The Brandywine Conservancy, a program of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, seeks a detail-oriented, energetic and committed individual to serve as Budget Manager. The Conservancy has permanently protected more than 62,000 acres of land in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Castle County, Delaware. Its professional staff also provides technical assistance, GIS mapping, and planning services to municipal and other governmental entities. Reporting to the Director of the Conservancy, and serving as a member of the Management Team, this individual is the primary advisor to the Director on financial and budgetary matters at the Conservancy.

The individual manages billable and grant financial reporting for individual clients and grantors including detailed tracking, preparation of monthly invoices and financial reports and assists project managers with expenditures and incomes related to approved budgets. The Budget Manager prepares and administers the Conservancy’s budget in coordination with others. The position works directly with the Finance and Administration, Development, and Facilities departments of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.

If you have excellent communications and budget management skills, the right experience and a genuine enthusiasm for our mission, you may be the ideal candidate for this outstanding opportunity. Applicants must have five or more years of relevant experience and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a preferred concentration in Accounting. The position requires exceptional organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Experience with time-tracking and billing software, relational databases, and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Software suite are also required. Please send a cover letter and resume by email. (posted 2/27)


Rhode Island

Office Manager, Aquidneck Land Trust
Deadline: March 6, 2015

The Aquidneck Land Trust seeks a full-time, dedicated and professional Office Manager/Bookkeeper/Receptionist to join our team. The ideal candidate should:

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Be highly intelligent, organized, resourceful, and self-directed;
  • Be proficient in accounting, Microsoft Office, and Windows software programs; and
  • Be experienced and accomplished in effectively and efficiently running a small yet busy office.

View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/23)

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    Natural Area Preserve Ranger, The Virginia Outdoors Foundation
    Deadline: March 16, 2015

    The Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Natural Area Preserve Ranger. VOF is looking for an individual to assist staff in providing on-site supervision of preserve users as well as perform land management tasks. This is a salaried position at 32 hours a week. Occupancy in Ranger house is a condition of employment. This position requires good communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of people in potentially stressful or fatigued conditions. Excellent physical condition and experience working in the field required. Closing date is March 16, 2015. A letter of intent, resume and three professional references can be mailed or delivered to: Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Human Resources, 39 Garrett Street, Ste 200, Warrenton, VA 20186 or by email. View additional information. (posted 2/27)

    Agriculture and Rural Economy Program Manager, Piedmont Environmental Council
    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) was founded in 1972 with the purpose of preserving important attributes of the Northern Piedmont region of Virginia. Those key attributes are the open spaces, natural viewsheds, historic features, agricultural activity and the clean air and water that make living, working and visiting the region so special. Protecting these attributes, while recognizing the importance of economic vitality, has always been, and remains our core organizational goal.

    The Agriculture and Rural Economy Program Manager will report to the Vice President for Conservation and Rural Programs and will oversee our efforts on programs in support of the rural and agricultural economy of the region. PEC’s Agriculture and Rural Economy program integrates our work with new and beginning farmers, established farming operations, connections between producers and consumers, and our broad conservation mission. The position will be based at PEC’s main office in Warrenton, Virginia, but will include travel throughout our nine county region. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/10)


    Operations Manager, Okanogan Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    Okanogan Land Trust is looking for the right candidate to grab operations by the horns and also bring unique skills to make this job his/her own. Base responsibilities include for the full-time, permanent position: office management, communications, bookkeeping/ financial management, HR, and general support of board and colleagues. Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered. This position is located in a remote, rural community in north central Washington with plenty of sunshine and outdoor recreation. View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

    Membership & Administrative Coordinator, Whidbey Camano Land Trust
    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Membership & Administrative Coordinator is responsible for managing the general membership program and constituent relationship management database to ensure accurate and secure information, produce reports and analysis, and connect members to engagement activities to support membership growth and retention. The position handles administrative support responsibilities to provide an efficient and effective office environment.View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/18)


    West Virginia

    Director of Landscape Conservation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Director of Landscape Conservation is a new senior position with overall responsibility for developing and directing a new Appalachian Trail large landscape conservation initiative. The Director will be responsible for; refining a strategic implementation plan, advancing collaborative partnerships with private and public agencies, fundraising, and building a campaign to protect priority geographic areas within the Appalachian Trail landscape. This position will report to the Senior Director of Conservation.View the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/12)


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    Stewardship Associate, Jackson Hole Land Trust
    Deadline: March 18, 2015

    The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Stewardship Associate. View the complete position and application instructions. (posted 2/27)

    Conservation Director, Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Conservation Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust’s conservation activity, utilizing a full range of conservation tools to achieve priority goals, through strategic partnerships, conservation easements and term conservation agreements, land acquisition, and land stewardship projects. The Conservation Director will develop strong working relationships with private landowners, business and community leaders, community organizations, public agencies and conservation groups to implement and finance these efforts. The position reports to the Executive Director. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

    Ranchland Project Director, Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Ranchland Project Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a Ranchland Succession Program, which will support the generational transfer of private lands in Wyoming. Focus will be on development and procurement of new tools and funding sources for conservation projects including the acquisition and transfer of agricultural property, estate planning, young and beginning farmer and rancher programs, term conservation agreements and purchased conservation easements. The position reports to the Executive Director. The position reports to the Executive Director. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

    Director of Development, Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
    Deadline: open until filled

    The Development Director will be responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of our fundraising activities, including the design and implementation of an annual fundraising plan and development budget (both income and expense) which aligns with the plan. The Annual Plan will be comprehensive and include an Annual Appeal, Major Gifts, Foundation Grants and Planned Giving. The Development Director will enhance the fundraising effectiveness and capabilities of all Board members, trustees, Executive Director and other staff and volunteers, in addition to initiating and completing independent fundraising activities. See the complete position description and application instructions. (posted 2/20)

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