Executive Director

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organization:Greenbelt Land Trust
position summary:

Title: Executive Director, the Greenbelt Land Trust Location: Corvallis, Oregon Status: Regular, Full time, exempt position Starting Salary: DOE, but includes Medical insurance; IRA retirement

Since 1989 the Greenbelt Land Trust (GLT) has worked with land owners, public and private agencies to identify, conserve and protect in perpetuity, native habitats, working lands and lands of natural beauty, which provide a connection to the natural world for the residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley. We also work on open space planning, stewardship of lands and the planning, construction and maintenance of trails. Our core value is collaboration with the community for the care and innovative conservation of our natural environment. With 6 staff and an annual operating budget of around $450,000, we have permanently safeguarded over 1500 acres of farmland, forest, meadowland, and riparian areas and currently own 154 acres that we are actively restoring and utilizing for educational opportunities.

Corvallis is a charming tree-lined city located in the heart of the Willamette Valley with a population of 54,800 residents, and home to Oregon State University. In 2007 Corvallis was ranked by Frommer’s Travel Guide as the 14th best city to live in and by Farmers Insurance Group as the safest small city in America.


We’re seeking an Executive Director who combines a passion for the environment with the business skills necessary to keep GLT sustainable and growing. If you have the following skills and characteristics, this might be the job of a lifetime for you.

• A proven leader with the business skills to run the organization efficiently and creatively. • A solid financial background with the ability to develop and follow annual budgets and do long term financial planning. • A collaborative leader with a proven ability to bring together and coordinate staff and volunteers in the areas of land projects, stewardship, education, outreach and development and office management. • Superb oral and written communication skills with the ability to work with private and public funding groups to fund program and property acquisition; including writing and/or coordinating grant applications. • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility at least some in the nonprofit world, in land use planning or a related field or non-profit administration.


The successful next Director for the Greenbelt Land Trust will:

• Work with board, staff and stakeholders to protect more land • Raise more money • Raise visibility for GLT • Help maintain a sustainable and supportive work environment


• Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, environmental studies, or natural resources. • Working knowledge of the theories, practices, principles, and techniques of land trusts, conservation, and habitat stewardship.

To learn more about the Greenbelt Land Trust, please go to: www.greenbeltlandtrust.org.

To Apply: Please submit a detailed and compelling letter showing your passion and fit for the mission and skill set outlined for the GLT and tell us why you should be the next Executive Director, as well as names and contact information of four references, salary expectations, and a complete chronological resume to: [email protected] with “GLT” in the title, by Friday, September 4th at 5:00 pm. Or by mail to: Cary Stephens, Board President, P.O. Box 396, Corvallis, OR 97339.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.greenbeltlandtrust.org