Employment Opportunity: Conservation Project Coordinator

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Supervisor: Director of Conservation

Work Schedule: Full time

Salary: Dependent on experience


Mission: To protect and steward the treasured landscapes of Northwest Wyoming.

Position Description: The Jackson Hole Land Trust has an opening for a salaried position as a Conservation Project Coordinator.  This role assists the Director of Conservation primarily in the administration of the Land Protection Program and will assist with stewardship, fundraising and communications, as needed.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate must have exceptional attention to detail, be extremely organized, and have very strong interpersonal and written communication skills.  They should have experience grant writing and managing grant awards.  The successful candidate has a passion for conservation in northwest Wyoming and will thrive in a fast-paced environment working closely with the Director of Conservation and the JHLT team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Conservation and Staff Biologist with regional conservation planning process and priority project identification
  • Compile conservation easement proposals and budgets for consideration by Director of Conservation and Protection Committee of the Board of Directors; track board approvals of land protection projects in accordance with JHLT policies and bylaws
  • With other land protection staff, identify, submit and manage grant proposals for conservation easement funding
  • Track grant and project timelines, ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Conduct due diligence for conservation transactions and close conservation easement transactions
  • Accompany Stewardship Staff on annual conservation easement monitoring visits, as needed
  • Create electronic and physical land protection project files according to JHLT recordkeeping policies
  • Respond to general inquiries from conservation buyers, realtors, members of the public and other land trusts
  • Continue to implement new project management and tracking technology and train new protection/stewardship staff on such platforms; Serve as in-house Salesforce administrator
  • Provide Advancement and Communications department with information on and maps of conservation projects for solicitations, grant proposals and other materials

Necessary Skills & Experience:

  • Related Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to think ahead, propose innovative ideas, problem solve and quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to perform within deadlines, identify priorities and self-manage work load
  • Demonstrated experience and high proficiency in complex project management: from development through completion
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Successful grant writing and/or proven experience building and managing partnerships
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Tech savvy and preferred experience with the following: Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, Salesforce

Please send cover letters and resumes to lizlong@jhlandtrust.org. No calls please.

Employment Opportunity: Communications & Outreach Manager

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Communications and Outreach Manager. Job description is linked below.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to jenny@jhlandtrust.org. No phone calls please.


Communications and Outreach Manager

Location: Jackson, WY

Supervisor: Director of Advancement & Engagement

Work Schedule: Full-time

Salary: Dependent on experience

Mission: To protect and steward the treasured landscapes of Northwest Wyoming.

Position Description:

The Jackson Hole Land Trust has an immediate opening for a salaried position as the Communications and Outreach Manager. The ideal candidate will play an important role in developing, implementing and managing strategic marketing and outreach activities for the Jackson Hole Land Trust. This position will be responsible for creating and following a strategic communications plan that increases community awareness and support for the JHLT, captures and messages the regional and community priorities reflected in the mission and vision, and continues to build relevance and relationships for the organization.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate must have excellent communication and outreach skills and experience in developing and executing strategies that inform a broad range of community audiences, support meaningful engagement and result in successful program support and participation. The candidate will have strong interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills; experience in leading innovative educational and outreach programs; exceptional leadership in partnership development and team work; solid understanding of and experience with online and social media use for effective outreach; and proven track record of facilitating successful outreach campaigns and events.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an integrated, organizationwide strategic communications plan.
  • Create a communications strategy that enables the JHLT to enhance meaningful relationships with targeted external audiences, including the media, public officials, community leaders, key influencers and donors.
  • Draft original social media posts and review communications materials and social media posts generated by other staff members.
  • Maintain and grow the JHLT’s social media accounts.
  • Maintain and update organization’s website.
  • Develop content for and coordinate materials, design and delivery of annual reports, newsletters, appeals, and other publications, including electronic communications.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of community engagement and outreach events including program and content development; business and partner participation; collateral development; and logistics.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with community partners to support community engagement and ongoing organizational momentum.
  • Oversee all press activities and program announcements by drafting content and coordinating with key departments and partners on press release development.
  • Develop and maintain a robust network and contact database of community members and stakeholders for outreach initiatives.

Necessary Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, non-profit management or related field such as communications, public relations or marketing.
  • Ability to think ahead, propose new ideas, take active steps in addressing challenges, and implementing new strategies/approaches to adapt to new/changing priorities.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing effective community engagement campaigns supporting a variety of methodologies (direct interpersonal outreach, print collateral & promotional communications, online communications via website, e-mail, social etc.).
  • Excellent creative verbal, writing, storytelling, and content creation skills; proven track record of writing persuasive and informational content to appeal to broad audiences.
  • Ability to lead social media campaigns and manage content generation.
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with private and public partners.
  • Proven track record and high proficiency in project management across various stages of project development and implementation (initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and completion).
  • Excellent media relations skills and/or strong knowledge of the local media landscape.
  • Extremely detailed oriented and able to perform within project deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks, and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience with the following or similar software: Microsoft Office, WordPress, Mail Chimp, and Constant Contact.

Additional Skills & Tools:

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • 5+ years of professional experience working in a non-profit communications or public relations role
  • Strong ties to the local Jackson community

605 Acres Protected in Sublette County

The Jackson Hole Land Trust announced today that 605 acres in Sublette County located along the Red Desert to Hoback Mule Deer migration corridor have been protected through the Willow Lake Pasture Conservation Easement now held by the Green River Valley Program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust.

Read the full press release, here.

Green River Valley Program Newsletter online

Our GRVP Newsletter is now available online. Read through program highlights and new projects, as well as announcements and upcoming events for the summer.

2018 Annual Report

Our Annual Report from our 2018 fiscal year is now available online.

Read about our yearly highlights, accomplishments, programming, and much, much more.

Check out the full piece, here.

Employment Opportunity: Office Receptionist

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Office Receptionist. Please see the attached job description for details.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to derek@jhlandtrust.org. No phone calls please.

Genevieve Block Project

For project details, fundraising timeline, and to stay up-to-date on announcements, visit the Genevieve Block Project website.

Read the cover article from the Jackson Hole News & Guide, here.

Learn the call-to-action and project partners in the editorial section’s guest shot from April 17, 2019, here.

Protection Update: Wapiti Junction

The Green River Valley Program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust completed our first conservation easement since the GRVLT/JHLT merger.

The Wapiti Junction Conservation Easement protects two parcels totaling about 40 acres in the Hoback Ranches subdivision, located north of the Hoback Rim about 4 miles from Bondurant. This easement, donated by Bob Hover, provides crucial habitat for moose and elk, as well as seasonal habitat for mule deer.

While the property was tragically completely burned during last year’s Roosevelt Fire, the conservation values of the open space are intact. The fire reclamation process will provide opportunities for the Land Trust to gather valuable data while monitoring and studying the vegetative succession.

We are grateful to Mr. Hover for this generous conservation donation and we look forward to partnering with him on the property’s recovery and redevelopment process.

Landowner Spotlight

Private landowners are critical pieces in Northwest Wyoming’s conservation puzzle. Easement-holding landowners are essential to our work.

We are excited to share their stories with you through this series, highlighting one of our landowner partners each quarter to learn more about what conservation and open spaces mean to them and their families.

This spotlight features the Young Family, owners of the 105-acre Feuz Ranch, protected since 2004, located in Buffalo Valley, Wyoming.

In 1910, Chris Young’s family established a homestead in the area, and in the 1930’s her father purchased the ranch in Buffalo Valley that Chris was raised on and the Young’s now operate. With her grandchildren growing up in the same house that she did, Chris finds great satisfaction teaching another generation how to work the land. The Youngs also have grandkids that live most of the year in Cody, Wyoming, and spend their summers in Buffalo Valley to help with the ranch.

As they graze livestock, cut hay, flood irrigate, fix fence, and control weeds on nearly 1200 acres between their family’s property and the Hatchet Ranch, there is always plenty of work for everyone. Many local producers have moved away from raising cow-calf pairs due to the long hours and nights involved with the spring calving, but the Youngs still persist with this practice, just as they do through these seemingly endless winters. While others lose the horizon in the blowing snow, the Youngs remain steady.

While Chris and Jerome work hard to keep life the way it has been for years, they do notice some changes in Buffalo Valley. The noxious weed situation has become much worse and requires a lot of work to keep in check. She also notes that the past decade has seen increased pressure from wolves during calving season in the spring. In order to reduce predation on the new calves, they have a camper out in the calving pasture and Jerome camps out with the birthing cows to ward off un-welcome wildlife.

To help protect the open lands, rich wildlife habitat, and agricultural heritage of the Feuz Ranch, the Jackson Hole Land Trust purchased a conservation easement from the Youngs in 2004. We would like to extend a hearty thanks to Chris and Jerome and their family for their tireless stewardship of the extraordinary working landscape that is the Buffalo Valley.

See Feuz on our interactive map.

Employment Opportunity: Major Gifts Officer

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Major Gifts Officer. Please see the attached job description for details.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to alowery@jhlandtrust.org.

No phone calls, please.