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03 Mar 2023

Director of Stewardship – The Marin Agricultural Land Trust

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JOIN US!The Marin Agricultural Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust created in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to permanently protect Marin County farmland. Some of the Bay Area’s most highly acclaimed dairy and cheese products, grass-fed meats and organic crops are produced on farmland protected by MALT’s 92 agricultural conservation easements.

MALT has permanently protected over 55,000 acres of West Marin’s diverse mosaic of coastal grasslands, oak woodlands, rangelands and pastoral open space. MALT is committed to supporting sustainable management, climate-beneficial and regenerative agriculture in Marin County, including farming and grazing practices that rebuild soil organic matter and improve soil biodiversity to draw down carbon and improve the water cycle.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to permanently protect Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use. MALT is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace in which everyone is welcomed, valued, and supported. We are a team that works together to achieve our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We invite you to join the MALT team—a dynamic and passionate staff who care deeply about our mission and one another.

THE POSITIONThe Director of Stewardship is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will build resilient and durable land management solutions to help preserve agriculture, protect biodiversity, and build climate resilience. The Director will work collaboratively to improve the health and resilience of agricultural lands with MALT easement holders, the broader agricultural and conservation community, and other stakeholders and partners. The Director provides leadership and support for MALT’s Stewardship program, helping to establish overall conservation and climate-smart agricultural practices that will be implemented across the organization. The Director oversees a team of stewardship staff that ensure our conserved lands are managed to support MALT’s mission. The Director works collaboratively with a matrixed leadership team and the Executive Director to establish and implement programmatic priorities. The Director is a leading voice for MALT and represents the organization through speaking engagements, presentations, and participation in local stakeholder groups and professional associations.

The Director of Stewardship reports directly to the Executive Director and will manage a team of three (3) to five (5) staff as well as mentor non-direct reports to strengthen the organization as a whole. This is a full-time, exempt position with a flexible schedule that accommodates in-person and remote-work schedules, requiring weekly presence in MALT’s office in Point Reyes Station, and in the West Marin community. Compensation commensurate with experience.


We offer competitive salaries; paid vacation and sick time; health, life, dental, and vision insurance; retirement benefits; family-friendly policies, and a commitment to honoring work/life balance.

Annual salary range is $130,000 – 140,000

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