Careers - Columbia Land Trust

A mission like ours needs people like you. We embrace an employee-first approach and value the talents and passions that a diverse team can bring. We hire great people and challenge each other to be an organization where everyone is respected and heard. We value diversity, belonging, accountability, collaboration, and innovation—all centered around our commitment to equity. Healthy, happy staff are an essential element of our success.


Open positions:

Backyard Habitat Certification Program (BCHP) is a collaboration between Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon that has been operating since 2009 and provides incentives, resources, and recognition to participants who work to restore native habitat.

Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Washington County Habitat Technician (Independent Contractor): This is a one year contract position with Columbia Land Trust that will work primarily in the field at participating properties in the north and northwest portions of Washington County, with occasional work in Multnomah County. Learn more and apply.

Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Community Coordinator: This is a full-time position with Portland Audubon. The Community Coordinator will support projects with existing and new community partners. In particular, they’ll work with organizations that center the lived experience and needs of people who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC), people with low incomes, people who immigrated to the U.S., and disabled community members. Learn more and apply.


Columbia Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse workforce. We are committed to equity as a core organizational value. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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. We strongly encourage graduates from internship programs to increase racial and cultural diversity in the conservation movement to apply for these positions.

Columbia Land Trust offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and this role qualifies for overtime pay when required. Our benefits package includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. We pay 100% of health and dental insurance premiums for three-quarter to full-time employees; voluntary benefits include a Section 125 – FSA and long-term disability. We also offer a match (up to 5% of annual salary) to our 401(K) retirement plan.