Job Opportunities

We are presently recruiting for the following positions:

Land Protection Manager

Adirondack Land Trust (ALT) seeks a detail-oriented, creative, collaborative and experienced professional to manage the acquisition of lands and conservation easements. ALT’s projects are often large-scale and involve working with public and private partners. The Land Protection Manager will lead and facilitate fee-simple and development-rights transactions from inception to closing. Tasks include conservation easement and fee title negotiation and acquisition, management and critical review of due diligence, budgeting and financial reporting, and project-management consistent with ALT’s policies and the highest ethical standards. This position will also work closely with the conservation team to identify and evaluate projects for fee or easement protection, including management and stewardship needs. The position will engage in landowner outreach, represent ALT to key constituencies, and help identify funding sources and build collaborative partnerships.

This position offers a tremendous opportunity for an entrepreneurial conservation professional to lead the next generation of Adirondack partnerships and projects. The Land Protection Manager will work directly with a growing team comprising the executive director and conservation staff, and work with natural resource consultants as needed. This staffer will work from ALT’s headquarters in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks.


Philanthropy Assistant

Adirondack Land Trust (ALT) seeks a detail-oriented, resourceful and collaborative professional to provide critical support to our executive director and philanthropy team in raising funds for ALT’s mission. The philanthropy assistant will also play a major role in board development and engagement efforts. The board of directors is responsible for strategic management and comprises up to 30 members with diverse backgrounds, skills and geographic representation. Philanthropy team includes director of philanthropy and donor relations manager.

ALT manages a $1.1 million budget with some 80% coming from private philanthropy. The philanthropy assistant will support donor cultivation and stewardship efforts by being responsible for donor database administration, including maintaining donor records, tracking gifts, producing timely acknowledgements, recording interactions, creating reminders for next steps, and generating reports. ALT uses DonorPerfect and DonorSearch.

Serving as co-liaison to the board of directors alongside the executive director and director of philanthropy, the philanthropy assistant will help coordinate board meeting logistics, communications and record-keeping. The philanthropy assistant will also assist the executive director with appointment scheduling, travel arrangements and expense reimbursement processing.

ALT is one of 1,363 land trusts working across the United States. Land trusts harness three fundamental values: private initiative, community cooperation, and a deep connection to the land. This position offers a tremendous opportunity to work with a growing team who work collaboratively and solve problems together, helping ALT maintain its edge as an innovative organization. Professional development is supported and encouraged. The philanthropy assistant will work from ALT’s headquarters in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks.