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Vice President for Conservation and Stewardship

Pacific Northwest
Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Pacific Forest Trust

Location: Portland, Oregon is preferred. San Francisco, California or locations in between may be considered.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Job opened on 10/28/20

Full position description and application instructions


Pacific Forest Trust seeks a detail-oriented, collaborative, and experienced leader to direct and manage our robust conservation and stewardship program. This includes the acquisition of new working forest conservation easements and fee lands, and the stewardship of PFT’s portfolio of conservation easements. PFT’s projects are large-scale and sophisticated and involve collaboration with multiple public and private partners. The VP for Conservation and Stewardship will lead and facilitate these conservation projects from inception to closing and oversee their perpetual stewardship. Reporting to the President and Co-Founder, they will manage the Conservation and Stewardship team: a senior project manager and two stewardship associates. This position offers a tremendous career opportunity for an energetic and accomplished conservation professional, building on 27 years of successful, innovative conservation.


  • Lead the development and implementation of annual Conservation and Stewardship Plan and strategies.
  • Negotiate and manage conservation easement and fee title acquisitions, including all financial aspects. This includes: overseeing development of property conservation assessments; supervising property due diligence, including title investigation; negotiating easements; negotiating option/ purchase agreements; overseeing appraisals.
  • Lead, manage, and develop the Conservation & Stewardship staff.
  • Develop and implement acquisition-specific conservation financing/funding strategies, including all public and private capital sources at the national and state levels.
  • And much more…

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