Job Opportunities

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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.


Executive Director, Gallatin Valley Land Trust

We’d love to hear your interest in becoming our next Executive Director, one of the great conservation leadership positions in the West. It’s a rare opportunity to take the reins of a highly respected and accomplished land trust in a region of remarkable beauty.

Let us know if you’re a difference maker in land conservation who is primed to be the leader and face of a vital and trusted organization that has built its success on a deep commitment to partnerships. As the Executive Director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, you would lead a professional staff of 11 and manage an annual budget of $2 million. You’d be a willing collaborator with our Board of Directors and staff to articulate our organizational vision and ensure our actions align with strategic goals. And you would be an accessible and enthusiastic mentor and motivator for a skilled team of professionals.

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Land Program Manager, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks seeks a Land Program Manager to lead the Lands Section. The Land Section provides statewide real estate and land conservation services for the Department through: (1) acquisition, exchange and disposal of fish and wildlife habitat, recreational access sites, state parks and other real property interests; (2) stewardship of FWP conservation easements; (3) management of FWP’s lease and property tax payment programs; (4) agency-wide information services for FWP’s land interests, along with archival management of the department’s real estate records; and (5) development, production and maintenance of a geographic information system (GIS), maps, data layers and reports for all FWP land interests, as needed by FWP, the Administration, the Legislature and the public. The value of FWP land acquisitions has averaged more than $10 million annually. The Land Section is responsible for providing real estate services for a portfolio of over one million acres of FWP statewide land ownership, leases, and conservation easements.

To apply: Please visit the State of Montana Career Site and follow the directions as outlined.

Development Manager, The Montana Land Reliance

The Montana Land Reliance (MLR), a leading statewide land trust based in Helena, Montana, seeks a Development Manager. The successful applicant will oversee and implement MLR’s annual fundraising strategy, including developing related outreach materials and initiating new fundraising and related outreach efforts.

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to with “Development Manager” in the subject line. Application period runs from October 15, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Estimated start date of the position is February 1, 2020.

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