Land Trusts are Hiring!

As of May 22, 2017, here are announcements for open positions with land trusts. Check them out below!

Conservation Trust for North Carolina Diversity & Equity Director

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) seeks a Diversity & Equity Director to lead efforts to develop, define, assess, and cultivate diversity and inclusion for the organization. The DE director works with the staff diversity and equity team and the Board Diversity & Equity committee to identify and implement strategies for incorporating diversity and equity into CTNC’s work. The DE director manages the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program, the Future Leaders of Conservation Advisory Board, outreach to minority and limited-resource landowners and several key partnerships. The director supports North Carolina’s land trust community by designing and delivering training and coaching to local land trusts’ boards and staff.

Applications will be accepted through June 2 or until the position is filled. To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to by June 2, 2017.

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Southeast Regional Director

Position Summary: This Polk County-based position ensures a coordinated fundraising strategy with the Hendersonville office and leads community engagement efforts in the southeast service region.

In close coordination with the Executive Director and other staff, responsibilities include:

  • Advance the mission of the conservancy in its southeast region
  • Initiate and deepen relationships with various community stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, and partnering organizations
  • Serve as conservancy liaison with community leaders, local media, elected officials, and agency staff
  • Build financial support from Polk and neighboring counties through individual and business memberships, major gifts and planned gifts
  • Identify and pursue grant opportunities including research, proposal writing, administration and reporting
  • Refine conservation priorities in the region and assist in acquisition of new land and conservation easements
  • Build on the strong foundation of existing southeast region volunteer programs and further grow the base of volunteer support
  • Develop and coordinate the conservancy’s southeast region advisory council
  • Advance the conservancy’s community engagement goals by reaching out to diverse constituencies and finding opportunities to change lives through conservation
  • Supervise Tryon office administration staff and volunteers

To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and references by email to:, Human Resources, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, 847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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Blue Ridge Conservancy Executive Director

Position Summary: BRC seeks to fill the position of Executive Director, a full-time post that reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for all operations of BRC, including the development and implementation of BRC’s Strategic Plan.  Working with a strong volunteer board and dedicated staff, the Executive Director helps shape the future of the organization, ensuring compliance with the standards and practices of The Land Trust Alliance (LTA).  Responsibilities include administration and coordination of all programs and activities of the organization including land protection, membership development, fundraising, community relations and financial management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Fundraising/Development—Oversee BRC’s fundraising activities to maintain and expand diversified and sustainable financial support for the organization’s operations and conservation efforts, focusing on individual, corporate, private and public funding sources;
  • Community Outreach—Administer BRC’s multi-faceted community outreach/public relations program while building relationships, promoting the organization in the community, serving as primary spokesperson, and overseeing all outreach efforts;
  • Land Conservation and Stewardship—Oversee BRC’s program of voluntary land conservation which includes land acquisition, conservation easement protection and long-term stewardship of conserved properties.
  • Administration—Administer and direct overall organizational management functions including financial, legal, accreditation, staffing, board engagement, policies, and planning.

To apply: The Blue Ridge Conservancy has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment.  Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications must be submitted via email to or online by clicking here.  Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references.  All material will be confidential.  Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.

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Carolina Mountain Lands Conservancy AmeriCorps Project Conserve Members

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 34 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of western North Carolina. The program places members in service with one of 19 host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. Each member will serve 1700 hours during an 11 month term, from September 2017 through July 2018.

Position Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions)
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Be available between September 5, 2017 and July 31, 2018 and commit to full-time service
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions.


Members earn a living stipend of $13,470 over the 11-month term of service.  Upon successful completion of the program, each member will also receive an education award of $5,815. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education. Other benefits include health insurance reimbursement and childcare assistance (if needed).

To Apply

Please see for detailed service descriptions for each position and the application form / instructions. Application deadline is May 31, 2017.  Please contact Amy Stout, AmeriCorps Project Conserve Program Director, with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext. 217 or

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Foothills Conservancy Communications & Outreach Associate

Position Summary: The Communications & Outreach Associate is responsible for implementing outreach and communications programs which increase the conservancy’s community visibility and the public’s understanding and support of FCNC. This full-time position reports to the Development Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with Development Director to develop and implement FCNC’s marketing plan/budget to help meet strategic community support and funding goals
  • Serve as lead writer for all media content, including biannual print newsletters, monthly e-newsletters, social media and website content, ensuring consistent formatting and messaging
  • Develop displays, brochures, flyers, Power Point presentations and other materials as needed
  • Assist Development Director with drafting fundraising appeals and other solicitation materials
  • Serve as primary staff photographer and videographer
  • Maintain high level of competency with DonorPerfect software, keep accurate donor records, track donor data & produce reports
  • Regularly update content of donor acknowledgement letters and generate timely donor letters as required by the IRS
  • Maintain and execute annual donor renewal notification system
  • Maintain grants calendar and assist with writing grants and reports as needed
  • Plan and maintain annual outings/events calendar and help organize attendees
  • Assist Development Director with planning and executing fundraising events
  • Along with Development Director, provide staff support for the Development & Outreach Committee

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 3-5 published writing samples to: Please include “Communications Position” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Open until filled. Position announcement can also be found at

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Foothills Conservancy Staff Accountant (Part-Time)

Position Summary: The Staff Accountant is responsible for administering the organization’s financial transactions, accrual accounting records and reporting in compliance with general accounting standards and applicable governmental regulations and land trust accreditation standards. The Staff Accountant will maintain strong and accurate financial records for the organization. This is a part-time, 12-16 hours per week, non-exempt position reporting to the Associate Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Data entry of unrestricted / restricted donations, manage general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, record payroll transactions, banking, and all other required financial activities
  • Reconcile monthly bank, petty cash and credit card accounts and generate monthly financial reports using FCNC’s QuickBooks accounting system
  • Record All Land Transactions
  • Record investment transactions and reconcile investment accounts on a monthly basis
  • Process reimbursement requests for staff, grants & contracts within required timeframes
  • Financial reporting (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual), cash management, year-end close
  • Assist with organization’s annual budget, budget revisions and long-term financial plans
  • Assist with Finance Committee activities, including preparing financial reporting for meetings, attending meetings and post-meeting follow-up
  • Assist with external auditors, accountants and staff to coordinate annual audit, annual financial reports and government filings, 990
  • Reconcile organization’s DonorPerfect records with Quickbooks
  • Attend Board meetings & participate as a team member with other staff & volunteers

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, & three (3) professional references to Andrew Kota – Please include “Staff Accountant” in subject line. No phone calls please. Open until filled. Position announcement can be found at:

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Foothills Conservancy Office Administrator (Part-Time)

Position Summary: The Office Administrator is responsible for general operational and clerical support. These include coordinating the flow of communications through and from the office; maintaining office operations, policies and schedules; providing general administrative support; and serving as the office receptionist. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, non-exempt position reporting to the Associate Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Serve as primary contact for office phone calls, visitors, deliveries and solicitations
● Purchase general office supplies
● Daily mail pick-up & distribution, and process outgoing mail and other shipments
● Provide general clerical support to staff and Board
● Oversee shared staff calendar
● Schedule (and provide administrative support as needed) for Board, committee, and staff meetings
● Draft and archive minutes and supporting documents for Board and committee meetings
● Perform other office management & administrative duties as needed for efficient, effective office operation

● Maintain necessary electronic and paper filing systems and address any IT issues
● Maintain electronic file back-up & on-line file sharing system
● Maintain and update office operational manual
● Maintain office machines, including phone, internet, computers, printers & arrange for service if necessary

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, & three (3) professional references to Andrew Kota – Please include “Office Administrator” in subject line. No phone calls please. Open until filled. Position announcement can be found at:

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CTNC provides these listings as a service to North Carolina’s local land trusts. Please use the contact information provided with each entry to get more information about the opening.