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

R Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

R Park is excited to announce the official unveiling of new park amenities and photos from the 2019 Slide into R Park program this Friday, September 27, for its 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Read the full press release, here.

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.

We Saved the Block!

Learn the full story of the Save the Block closing, here.

Read the Jackson Hole News & Guide cover article about the project’s successful completion, here.

Browse the full list of donors, here. Anonymous cash donations excluded.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Save the Block project.

Land Trust successfully raises over $7M to Save the Block

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is excited to announce the successful completion of the Save the Block campaign, which raised over $7 Million through more than 5,500 individual gifts.

A 500-person crowd cheered on Sunday afternoon at the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Annual Picnic at Snake River Ranch as bottles of prosecco popped while JHLT President Laurie Andrews announced the much-anticipated news: the organization had met the $7 Million fundraising goal for the Save the Block project.

Read the full press release, here.

Four Days to Save the Block

The race to Save the Block is quickly coming to a conclusion, with just four days to secure a final 425 gifts from the community, after an extension on the fundraising deadline was announced Monday afternoon.

The Jackson Hole Land Trust, leading the fundraising for the project, is emphasizing the need for quantity of gifts, as opposed to number of donors, in their “Last Chance” challenge to raise the remaining funds for the campaign to save the historic community greenspace on the Genevieve Block in downtown Jackson, Wyoming.

Read the full press release, here.

Gifts of every size make an impact, and you can give as often as you’d like. Donate here.

Last Chance to Save the Block

With an early August deadline swiftly approaching, the Save the Block project partners are excited to announce the “Last Chance” challenge to raise the remaining funds for the campaign to save the historic community greenspace in downtown Jackson, Wyoming, which earlier this year was under threat of development from a 90,000 square foot hotel.

Inspired by the community’s enthusiasm, several anonymous donors, led by the local family that has been the lead partner on this project and currently has the property under contract, have joined together to present the community with one final challenge to wrap up all aspects of fundraising just in time for the campaign’s deadline.

The challenge gifts totaling $1 Million are being leveraged for a last chance to Save the Block, under the stipulation that the project receives another 1,500 gifts by August 5, and rounds out the total number of campaign gifts to 5,000 since April 2019.

Read the full press release, here. Donate online today here.

Save the Block: New $1M Challenge

On the heels of a successful Million Dollar May, a new anonymous $1 Million gift has been pledged to the Jackson Hole Land Trust in the form of another exciting fundraising challenge.

If the Save the Block Campaign secures an additional 1,000 gifts of any size by July 4th, we will be granted an additional $1,000,000.

Read our full press release on the challenge for details.

Every dollar counts and time is running out.

Visit www.SaveTheBlock.org to donate

Summer Solstice feat. FoundSpace

Join us Friday, June 21, from 5-8 PM, for our 6th Annual R Park Summer Solstice Celebration featuring FoundSpace – a family-friendly celebration if interactive art, protected public-access land, and the longest day of the year.

Enjoy place-based art installations in partnership with JH Public Art, while enjoying live music from StrumBucket, $2 treats from Streetfood, and free adult beverages, The first 200 attendees to visit all of the FoundSpace installations will receive a custom-designed Chico bag.

For full event details, read the press release, here, or check out our Facebook event.