Montana Association of Land Trusts

Private Land Conservation

Glenn Marx
Executive Director
PO Box 892
Helena, MT 59624

Job Opportunities

Members of the Montana Association of Land Trusts have occasional job openings within the land trusts. Any current employment opportunities are listed below, with links to more information about the job opening.

Montana Land Steward, The Nature Conservancy

The Montana Land Steward provides technical leadership and project support to the Montana business unit and plans and directs property interest monitoring programs, enforcement, and stewardship. The position requires an ability to build relationship and trust with a broad spectrum of partners in both the private and public sectors. The Montana Land Steward addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning among conservation community partners, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process. The Montana Land Steward develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of protection tools to acquire or transfer varying degrees of legal interest in land and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. The Montana Land Steward coordinates community support, ensures the stewardship of a portfolio of conservation easements and coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages completion. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST April 4, 2019.

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Executive Director, Kaniksu Land Trust

Reporting to a professional board of directors, the Executive Director is the public face and principal advocate of Kaniksu Land Trust. The Executive Director works closely with the board and staff to achieve short and long-term goals in pursuit of the organization’s mission. The Executive Director is responsible for hiring and supervising staff, developing and implementing an effective fundraising strategy, overseeing general operations and outreach, and managing the organizational budget.

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Executive Director, Five Valleys Land Trust

As Five Valleys' chief executive officer, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful management, administration, and coordination of all programs and activities of Five Valleys and its staff. Our Executive Director demonstrates a passion for western Montana and our mission, excellent communication, listening and management skills, integrity and diplomacy. Duties and responsibilities of this position include strategic policy and program development, outreach, major gifts fundraising and development, and administrative and financial management. Please review the position announcement for more information. All applications and questions should be submitted to Phone inquiries are not recommended. Application deadline is Monday, February 11, 2019.

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Land Conservation Specialist - Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

The land conservation specialist applies complex project-management skills including, technical real estate expertise, and land conservation knowledge to accomplish agency mission and goals by (1) managing and facilitating, and completing complex, unique land acquisition projects for the fisheries, wildlife, and parks divisions; (2) carrying out land exchanges and easement and right-of-way transactions related to the Department’s varied real estate interests; (3) complying with regulations and policies for multiple project funding sources project funding sources; and (4) serving as an internal and external information source on FWP land interests, Department programs, available funding sources and each funding’s requirements, and insuring compliance with state and federal policies and laws.

This position is responsible for coordinating, managing, and facilitating, multiple land acquisition projects with varying degrees of complexity and difficulty, and often times controversial. Management of these projects includes transaction negotiations with landowners, their agents, and Department staff; document drafting and coordinating the reviews with Department legal counsel and other staff; ordering and reviewing title work; writing, interpreting and mapping legal descriptions; contracting for, and review of, appraisals, surveys, and mineral and hazardous material reports; insuring project and process compliance with applicable state/federal statutes and regulations for all land acquisitions and disposals; coordinating task completion with the Landowner, and Regional, Legal, and Directorial staff to complete transactions in as timely a manner as possible.

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Project Manager, The Trust for Public Land

Position Summary

The Project Manager preserves critical open space and environmentally sensitive lands utilizing nonprofit land acquisition techniques and sound business practices. This position generates revenue for The Trust for Public Land through donations and through the successful completion of real estate transactions.

The Northern Rockies region (Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) contains some of the most iconic and ecologically important lands in the Lower 48 states. The Trust for Public Land has been successful over the past twenty years in conserving over 800,000 acres in the region. We have recently developed a GIS-based decision tool that is helping to accelerate that conservation work by targeting the most critical private lands in the region and identifying those lands best able to secure public funding for conserving them. This position will play a leading role in that accelerated and important conservation effort.

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