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The Director of Philanthropy will lead all aspects of NCLC’s fundraising program, establish and implement strategies to meet annual revenue goals and multi-year campaign goals, and broaden the organization’s base of support. A source of inspiration and strategy, the director provides the “insistent voice” that keeps development and campaign activities within a specific and limited timetable. The Director of Philanthropy…

Deadline: 12/31/22

The Land Protection Specialist is a key leader on NCLC’s acquisition team, responsible for overseeing new land acquisitions, consistent with NCLC’s policies and conservation objectives. The Land Protection Specialist’s responsibilities include fee land and conservation easement transactions, educating the public and partners about land protection, developing innovative partnerships and methods for leveraging protection by other entities, helping to leverage impact…

Deadline: 12/31/22

The Public Lands Manager is a strategic leader on NCLC’s stewardship team, responsible for overseeing the management of NCLC’s fee-owned preserves, including its 21 public nature preserves. The Public Lands Manager’s responsibilities include overseeing stewardship projects in a variety of conditions and habitats; trail maintenance and construction; managing regular property maintenance schedules, including mowing schedules, and annual rare and invasive…

Deadline: 12/31/22

The Director of the Fairfield Region is a senior management position responsible for the fundraising, fiscal management, programming, and operations of the Center at Fairfield & the Birdcraft Museum as well as the relationships with the regional advisory board and within the community. The Director is a highly visible, energetic, and organized leader with a demonstrated passion for conservation.  The…

Deadline: 08/19/22

Throwe Environmental, LLC is seeking up to two motivated Climate Policy Intern(s) who are passionate about sustainability, justice, and resilience to climate change. The focus of this role will include researching, analyzing, and synthesizing relevant literature and case studies on a variety of policy issues; organizing important data and findings; and supporting full-time staff responsible for overseeing Throwe’s range of projects. The…

Deadline: 08/19/22

Do you have a passion for farming, farmers, and food systems? Are you an experienced leader? Join our team as our next Executive Director. Land For Good is poised to move into a new phase of strategic impact and leadership, while continuing to fulfill its vital role in farmland access and farm transfer for farmers, farmland owners, and allied farm…

Deadline: 09/30/22

Full-time exempt position (40 hours per week) with benefits (health insurance, paid-time-off (PTO)). The position will be based in Joshua’s Trust’s (“JT”) office located in Mansfield Center, Connecticut. Local travel throughout the fourteen towns in which JT holds fee-owned and easement properties is required. For full job description and application instructions please visit

Deadline: 10/31/22

Expectations of the Administrative Director of the Litchfield Land Trust, Inc consist of Recording and Tracking Donations Fundraising, Outreach Support and Event Support: Event logistics, planning, and implementation Land Records: Landowner and Stewardship record keeping Land and Easement Monitoring & Records Security: Successful Operation of the Organization in the areas of Land Acquisition, Easements and Stewardship, Development, Community Outreach, and…

Deadline: 07/15/22