Job Opportunities

Dick Walker Photo / Courtesy of Flathead Land Trust

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.

Five Valleys Land Trust

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator assists with the overall development efforts for Five Valleys and provides some administrative assistance. The primary focus of this position is to provide support to the Development Team including increasing Five Valley’s visibility through fundraising and outreach events, solicitation of donations, management of the donor database, and executing the organization’s social media presence. Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the Development Coordinator position to Boston Wakeham, Operations Manager ( This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting March 14th, 2023. Selected applicants will be sent an email with details on the interviewing process. The projected start date for this position is May 1st, 2023.

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The Vital Ground Foundation

Conservation Project Manager

The Conservation Project Manager works closely with the Conservation Director and Vital Ground’s team to identify, develop and complete conservation projects in support of Vital Ground’s mission with guidance from the organization’s One Landscape conservation strategy. Vital Ground is an LTA-accredited land trust that deploys various conservation tools including conservation easements, land acquisitions, habitat restoration, and support of local, state, federal and tribal conservation efforts throughout the Northern Rockies to accomplish its mission. The Conservation Project Manager is responsible for building landowner and agency/tribal relationships, negotiating complex land transactions, overseeing due diligence and closing real estate transactions. Qualified candidates must possess a deep commitment to wildlife habitat conservation and experience in conservation easements and real estate transactions.

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Please send cover letter, resume and references to Mitch Doherty, Conservation Director, at No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted through February 28th. The position is open until filled. Vital Ground is an equal opportunity employer.

Land Trust of the Treasure Valley

Executive Director

The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley (LTTV) is dedicated to the preservation of open space and wild and working lands in the Treasure Valley of southwest, Idaho. As one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, the Treasure Valley is facing a rapid decline in acreage of open space, wildlife habitat, and working farms and ranches. We are seeking an inspirational leader to take the organization into its next chapter.

The Executive Director oversees the operations of the land trust and provides the compelling leadership and outreach, staff supervision, and fiscal stewardship to ensure the fulfillment of our mission, vision, and organizational goals under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors. As LTTV’s principal spokesperson, the Executive Director must exhibit high standards of professionalism, cooperation and integrity, and maintain positive relationships with landowners, funders, business leaders, elected officials and government employees, members of the community, and our many conservation partners. Click here for a full position description.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references via email to All documents must be combined into one PDF format with your surname or other identifying descriptor in the document name. No in-person or phone applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 5pm MST February 24, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.

Land Trust of the Treasure Valley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Conservation Program Manager (Park County, MT)

Park County, Montana is located just north of Yellowstone National Park and includes the spectacular Paradise and Shields Valleys. The County is home to historic ranches, abundant wildlife and the wild Yellowstone River. The Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) seeks a talented and visionary individual to join our team to help conserve this treasured landscape. The Conservation Program Manager (CPM) will lead and grow a private land conservation program dedicated to the land, wildlife, landowners and residents of Park County. The CPM will be responsible for building trusting partnerships and actively listening to the needs of private landowners, agricultural and conservation groups and the larger community. The CPM will provide expertise on private land conservation and will actively develop and advance conservation easement projects. Qualified candidates will have a deep commitment to land conservation, as well as experience with conservation easements or other real estate tools. This individual will possess knowledge of natural resource values and management, preferably in the Northern Rockies. This includes familiarity and interest in agriculture, wildlife, and water. The CPM will be well supported within a 6-person team of innovative and experienced land conservation professionals and will have regular opportunities to learn and grow alongside GVLT’s trails, development and operations staff of fourteen. With at least five years of dedicated funding for staffing and project work, a dynamic leader and conservation professional can forever impact the future of this nationally significant landscape. This person would build on existing partnerships and would take the lead on several active projects that are already in motion. Click here for the full position description.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Land Steward

The Stewardship Program of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) maintains trusting and professional relationships with conservation easement landowners throughout our region. The primary responsibility of the Land Steward is to visit and monitor a portion of the organization’s 122 conservation easement properties to ensure compliance with easement terms. This includes writing detailed monitoring reports and maintaining diligent stewardship records. The Land Steward will also review and interpret easement documents as necessary to help landowners address questions or concerns about their easement. The Land Steward supports the land conservation team with the development of baseline documentation reports for new conservation projects and may be asked to support special projects with GIS mapping. The Land Steward works closely with the Stewardship Manager as well as a larger 6-person Land Conservation team. Click here for the full position description.