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29 Jul 2021

Full-Time Advancement Director

Columbia Land Trust – Posted by aazach Vancouver, Washington, United States

Columbia Land Trust

Job Description

Columbia Land Trust is embarking on the second phase of our 25-year plan to conserve the lower Columbia’s last, best places by blending rigorous science and meaningful collaboration with culturally diverse stakeholders. Our Conservation Agenda outlines objectives for protecting and restoring wildlife habitat and natural resources across five varied regions, from the wetlands and old-growth forests of the Coast to the sagebrush-steppe of the High Desert and everywhere in between. Core to the Conservation Agenda is a commitment to supporting a more inclusive and equitable conservation movement, arriving at common ground conservation solutions. Together, we are protecting a future that is thriving, prosperous, and wild.

We have amazing opportunities before us; the successful applicant to this position will have the opportunity to influence the nature of the Northwest for generations to come and to work with an experienced and skilled 7-person management team (comprised of the Executive Director, Chief of Staff, General Counsel, and Directors of Conservation, Stewardship, Forest Conservation and Advancement), with an average of more than 16 years working for Columbia Land Trust.   

Columbia Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse workforce. We currently have 19% of staff representing racially diverse backgrounds and hope this position can continue to add to that growth. We are committed to equity as a core organizational value. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ people, and people from groups who are underrepresented in conservation spaces to apply for this opportunity.


The Advancement Director is a highly visible, key leadership position within Columbia Land Trust who will be responsible for envisioning and overseeing all fundraising and communications activities on behalf of the organization. The position provides a critical interface between the Conservation, Advancement and Administrative teams, the Executive Director, and the Board of Directors.  The Advancement director will lead a passionate and diverse Team to support the implementation of our ambitious conservation strategy. We offer a competitive salary and a generous PTO and benefits package. We also invest in the professional development of our staff and encourage a growth mindset.

How to Apply

This position is open until filled August 17, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible. To review the full job description and application materials, and apply online, please visit  Please include the following in your statement of interest:
  • A description of how your career has led you to this position and this work.
  • How has your work within diversity, equity and inclusion influenced your fundraising?
Columbia Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection of candidates for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, military service, family medical history, legal source of income, gender identity, political affiliation, or family leave obligations.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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