Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) is a nonprofit land conservation organization that protects farms and ranchlands in Marin County by acquiring agricultural conservation easements in voluntary transactions with landowners. MALT holds 72 easements on nearly 46,000 acres. As the first land trust of its kind, MALT is a model for communities across the nation. MALT has a 16-person professional staff with offices located in Point Reyes Station, California.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer.
Current Job Openings
Stewardship Project Manager
Position Summary: The Stewardship Project Manager is a non-exempt full-time position that has responsibilities in all aspects of MALT’s Conservation Easement Stewardship Program. The Stewardship Project Manager is supervised by and works closely with the Stewardship Manger as part of an integrated conservation team under the Director of Conservation. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. The Stewardship Project Manager works both in MALT’s Point Reyes Station office and in the field.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
• Establish and maintain positive relationships and communications with landowners, agricultural producers, and organizational partners.
• Monitor properties protected by Agricultural Conservation Easements according to organizational policies and procedures.
• Prepare baseline documentation for new easement acquisition projects.
• Supervise the work of various professional consultants in the preparation of Agricultural Management Plans, Creek Conservation Area Management Plans and other resource management plans as necessary.
• Utilize and update property databases and GIS data and output as needed. Create maps for Stewardship projects and for other organizational needs, including updated monitoring maps of all easement properties.
• Evaluate prospective easement projects for consistency with MALT’s mission and programs in conjunction with other conservation staff.
• Assist conservation staff in resolving easement violations including developing remediation strategies and tracking landowner compliance.
• Assist in evaluating requests to exercise reserved rights on protected properties and make recommendations to the conservation team.
• Research natural resources management and conservation practices in order to provide technical assistance to easement landowners and aid easement landowners in obtaining funding for and implementation of conservation projects.
• Maintain files and documentation according to records management policy and procedures; regularly update and maintain MALT’s online database (Conservation Track).
• Work cooperatively with staff and Board members. Assist with MALT functions and events as needed.
• Represent MALT in local and regional organizations, activities, and projects related to land stewardship and conservation planning.
• Coordinate with partner land management agencies on resource management issues and other areas of concern.
• Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, range management, ecology, land use planning or related field.
• >2 years of land trust experience in conservation easement compliance monitoring, natural resource management, land stewardship, or conservation land acquisition.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proven ability to work effectively and personably with a variety of people, including agricultural producers and conservation professionals.
• Familiarity with California flora and fauna, grassland ecosystems, and invasive species management.
• Basic understanding of the principles and practices of watershed management, including federal and state water quality regulations and best management practices to minimize water quality impacts from agricultural lands.
• Demonstrated experience creating maps and managing data with the current generation of ArcGIS software products.
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Close attention to detail and accuracy with excellent organizational abilities.
• Must be able to hike up to 6 miles per day over steep and rugged terrain, and be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
• Must have experience driving an off-road vehicle (standard transmission) on steep and rugged terrain.
• Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license required with acceptable DMV record and automobile liability insurance.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Stewardship Project Manager Search
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
P.O. Box 809, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
No phone calls please.
You may also be interested in becoming a MALT volunteer. Our volunteers help broaden our outreach and education efforts by assisting on Hikes & Tours, staffing special events, and creating a network of advocates for family farms. Learn more about our volunteer program.