Join Our Team: OLT Seeks Executive Director

Do you enjoy rural living, wild places, family farms, challenging politics, and big conservation opportunities? Do you have leadership abilities, experience with rural land protection, and fundraising expertise?  Do you care deeply for the land and communities of north-central Washington? The Okanogan Land Trust is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for carrying OLT’s mission forward while leading fundraising efforts, land protection projects, community outreach and organizational management. OLT seeks a candidate who has experience with these endeavors, and who is a charismatic communicator and a resourceful manager. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about creating broad support for land protection from a diverse base of landowners and community members, and will care deeply for the land and communities of north-central Washington. A person with a sense of humor will be appreciated.

The salary is $50-60,000/year DOE, plus a healthcare stipend and other benefits. The position is open until filled, with a first review on December 15, 2020.

Working with the OLT Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead the organizational vision to:

  • Continue to be the known and recommended entity in the Okanogan Valley and the Okanogan Highlands for protecting farms and ranches, and for preserving open spaces, water resources, and wildlife habitats;
  • Be a catalyst for a broad, widely shared effort to sustain the rural culture and environment of north-central Washington;
  • Energetically partner with agencies, organizations, landowners, and residents to provide conservation tools and options;
  • Develop an effective and sustainable fundraising strategy to fund OLT’s operations and conservation work.

Established initially as an all-volunteer organization in 2002, OLT currently holds 29 conservation easements on more than 10,500 acres (with many more in process), and serves eastern Okanogan County and western Ferry County in north-central Washington.