There may be a place for you on the Land Conservancy team.

We are conservationists, scientists, planners, lawyers, communicators, and businesspeople. We have come to care about our land from a variety of backgrounds: urban and rural, conservative and progressive. And we enthusiastically embrace the protection of land as our driving passion, our uniting element, our future.


Western Reserve Land Conservancy is a unique group of people from an impressive and diverse blend of backgrounds. A steadfast and passionate commitment to protecting land for the long-lasting health of our regional community is a must.


Opportunities at the Land Conservancy include: field office positions, development and fundraising, urban revitalization, stewardship, conservation planning, project management, public funding and shared services.


We are always looking for talented people to help advance our mission.  If you're interested in a career with us, please contact us at   


Current openings:


Part-Time Grants Specialist


Part-time Grants Specialist needed to assist Western Reserve Land Conservancy with foundation, corporation, and government requests for support. Reporting to the Executive Director of Major Gifts, this individual will have responsibilities in the areas of proposal writing and developing cases for support; and grant reporting. This individual must be a skillful writer and communicator with the ability to work well with staff. Equally important, the ideal candidate must have strong analytical and organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail.


-- Works with land protection and development staff to develop, write, and edit funding proposals and grant reports.

-- Develops compelling cases of support and other supportive written materials that earn and retain financial support for the Land Conservancy.


-- Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years of experience as a grant/proposal writer, business/technical writer, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

-- Experience with federal government grants/contracts a plus.

-- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

-- Ability to work both independently with limited supervision and collaboratively.

-- Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and tight timelines with skill, calm, and a good sense of humor.

Contact: If interested, send resume and cover letter via email to


Associate Eastern Field Director


Full-time salaried position.  Responsibilities include oversight, management and implementation of regional level objectives & projects in the areas of land protection including stewardship and prioritization, development and execution of acquisition projects; constituent development and relations including individuals and institutions such as governmental, business and professional entities; guiding, developing and communicating regional interests and objectives internally and externally.  Minimum of a two-year degree in a related conservation field preferred.


Supervisor: Vice-President of Eastern Field Operations


Hours:  Weekdays, regular business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend hours will also be necessary to accommodate landowners, public meetings, and other events that occur outside of regular hours.




       -- Oversee and implement all regional operations including
        • -- Administrative functions
        • -- Local chapter and committee engagement and activity including developing agendas, attending meetings, establishing objectives and monitoring performance for the local chapter board and committees
        • -- External and internal communications
        • -- Coordination of regional needs and capacities with Central staff support
        • -- Develop and administer project planning and tracking, and work with project managers on project budgeting

 Land Protection:

  • -- Oversee and direct land protection prioritization
  • -- Develop and implement land protection projects in accordance with regional priorities and coordinated with WRLC priorities
  • -- Coordinate Central staff resources necessary to complete projects
  • -- Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with private landowners, landowner groups and organizations
  • -- Cooperate with and coordinate relations with public agencies in developing projects as necessary and appropriate.  Maintain strong, positive relationships with public agencies
  • -- Provide resources necessary to Central staff who are providing support in securing funding
  • -- Ensure coordination of land protection project activities including maintaining contact list and priority of attention based upon acquisition priorities, urgency and other relevant factors
  • -- Implement project-specific tasks and coordinate with project managers for related items such as title searches, surveys, appraisals, due diligence, arranging for closings, etc.


    -- Ensure regular and consistent monitoring and record keeping in coordination with Central staff

    -- Serve as point as necessary/appropriate in interactions surrounding potential or active enforcement efforts

    -- Constituent Building & Development

    -- Serve as spokesperson for organization in all public forums at regional level

    -- Actively seek to cultivate organizational values in community and to recruit additional members, supporters and constituents

    -- Support development staff in communicating with and cultivating major donors, identifying potential donors, growing general membership and coordination of events as needed

Other duties as assigned.


Evaluation:  Twice annually per adopted criteria and process.


Interested Applicants:


Email cover letter and resume to



Thank you for your interest in Western Reserve Land Conservancy and for creating healthy habitats and healthy communities throughout our region!