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Founded in 1985, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt California non-profit Corporation that conserves natural resources, agricultural land, and open spaces for the benefit of present and future generations. With a community-centered approach to conservation and an inclusive team environment, we prioritize professional development, collaboration, and innovation. Interested? Check out our current openings to learn more and to apply.

Land Stewardship Director

JANUARY 2023: The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is looking for an experienced Land Stewardship Director to join our dynamic team. This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position reporting to the Executive Director. This is a new position designed to scale a sustainable stewardship practice within the organization, working alongside a talented and dedicated team. The Land Stewardship Director works with the Executive Director, Land Committee, Board of Trustees, Land Trust legal counsel, and the Land Stewardship Manager to ensure our organization upholds our perpetual conservation obligations and conducts our work in a professional, expert manner. This position will represent the organization throughout the county in a variety of settings, including in the field, in community meetings, with agency and elected officials, and with supporters. Read the full job description here. 

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is commensurate within the non-profit field and is based upon experience. Annual compensation range is $100,000-$115,000. Benefits include generous vacation, paid health and dental premiums, and a supportive team culture. Successful candidates also have the opportunity to join an employer sponsored retirement plan. This position is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position. This position requires frequent travel throughout the county.

How to Apply
Please submit a resume, and a compelling cover letter, to Meredith Hendricks at [email protected] with the subject: Land Stewardship Director. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for an initial phone interview.

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


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