Education & Development Specialist

Blue Mountain Land Trust is seeking a motivated, creative and enthusiastic person to join its team as a full-time Education and Development Specialist. If appropriate, the position may be redefined as an Education and Development Director.

The Specialist will be responsible for fundraising and community outreach activities to strengthen BMLT’s financial resources, build visibility and increase community and member engagement.

The Specialist will also be in charge of community education and manage our Learning on the Land program. Learning on the Land is the BMLT’s unique series of workshops, events, and field trips that provide education about conservation and natural resources to our communities.

The Specialist will report to the Executive Director. The duties of the position include:

Fundraising and Development
·      Develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year fundraising plan that includes identifying a diversified source of funders and developing targeted fundraising strategies to achieve our development goals.

·      Apply for grants, complete grant reporting and evaluation, and research new funding opportunities.

·      Oversee the membership program, donor stewardship, and donor cultivation including tracking activities in our central database.

·      Engage the board of directors to have an active role in fundraising opportunities.

Community Education and Outreach
·      Oversee Learning on the Land program to ensure its continued success, high quality programing, relevance to the community, and focus on current conservation issues. Ensure the program acts as a pipeline for new members and fundraising opportunities. Work closely with the Education Committee.

·      Oversee the Land Trust’s other education initiatives including Natural Resources Camp for Young Women, Every Kid in a Park and working with schools in our service area on the Oregon Outdoors School program and Washington initiatives.   

·      Direct and develop our marketing communications including print, including our quarterly newsletter and Learning on the Land publications, and web content.

·      Build relationships with diverse community groups to develop joint programming, specifically in regions new to the Land Trust. Think creatively about how BMLT can benefit other local nonprofits and vice-versa.

·      Opportunities may develop in our Recreation Committee that the specialist may facilitate.

Volunteer Support
·      Coordinate, train and recruit volunteers, and supervise interns in conjunction with the Executive Director and Conservation Director.

·      A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
·      Strong interest in private land conservation and an appreciation of the landscape of Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington.
·      Strong sense of ethics, integrity, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality of donor and project information.
·      Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
·      Ability to identify new opportunities and demonstrates continued desire to learn and try new strategies.
·      Well organized, detail-oriented, able to set priorities and take initiative without direct supervision.
·      Proficient in Microsoft Office.
·      Willingness to work weekend and evening hours as needed.
·      Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
·      Experience in fundraising.
·      Experience with database management.
·      Experience in leading effective programs.
·      Ability to make public presentations.
·      Experience with InDesign, Illustrator or other design software.
·      Experience with Squarespace or other web design platforms.
·      Experience with video production.
·      Experience with MailChimp and social media.

·      Position is 40 hours per week
·      Target compensation is $40,000 per year plus paid personal leave.
·      Compensation is dependent on qualifications.

To apply
Please email a cover letter and a resume to
Tim Copeland, Executive Director

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position's start date is on or about June 1, 2017.

Blue Mountain Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer.