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. Columbia Land Trust is currently growing to meet the goals of our ambitious Conservation Agenda! We are excited to be adding staff in our Hood River, Astoria, and Vancouver offices and expanding our land stewardship, administration, and advancement teams this year.

Open positions:

Executive Director: Columbia Land Trust is looking for our next Executive Director! The Board of Directors seeks an inclusive, confident, strategic leader who is committed to the Land Trust’s ambitious 25-year Conservation Agenda and has the skills and experience to lead implementation of the strategic plan as the organization continues to grow to higher levels of mission impact. We are working with Koya Partners on this search. Please click here to see the full position profile, express your interest, or make a nomination.

Development Manager: Columbia Land Trust is seeking a full-time Development Manager to join our growing Advancement team! This position will be based out of our Vancouver office and will support strategies in all areas of broad-based fundraising and donor stewardship. Responsibilities include setting and meeting annual fund-level donor goals through a diverse schedule of fundraising campaigns, and creating and implementing a new donor stewardship plan. 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.