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Acquisition Specialist

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County seeks a full-time Acquisition Specialist with experience in real estate and
related conservation transactions whose core responsibility will be to assist in executing a comprehensive strategic
plan that prioritizes the conservation of private land, primarily through acquisition of fee title and conservation
easements. Excellent communication skills will be essential to writing, presenting and implementing conservation
projects and planning documents, and to preparing other legal, real estate, financial and descriptive materials.

Position Title: Acquisition Specialist
Reports To: Conservation Director
Work experience: 2-3 years
Est. Start Date: August 15, 2019
Annual pay range: $50,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays, “Employer defined benefit” health and dental insurance plan for full-time employees,
Simple IRA program that includes employer-matching contributions

The Acquisition Specialist works as part of a team of three responsible for conservation and stewardship at the
Land Trust. Reporting to director of conservation, the acquisition specialist will play an integral role in planning and
implementing a landowner outreach strategy and acquisition efforts. As part of the team, the acquisition specialist
will attend land committee and staff meetings. This position does not supervise paid staff, and is paid on an hourly
basis (non-exempt). While standard office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; occasional weekend and evening hours are

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