Conservation Project Manager, Jackson Hole Land Trust

Jackson, WY

Position Title: Conservation Project Manager

Organization: Jackson Hole Land Trust

Location: Jackson, Pinedale, or Cody, WY

Organization Overview: Jackson Hole Land Trust’s mission is to protect and steward Northwest Wyoming landscapes for current and future generations. They envision a legacy of resilient open spaces, wildlife habitat, working lands, and community places, forever protected across Northwest Wyoming.

Position Overview: The Jackson Hole Land Trust has an opening for a salaried position as a Conservation Project Manager. This individual manages a portfolio of conservation easement projects across JHLT’s program areas in Northwest Wyoming. They will be responsible for the conservation easement acquisition process including managing landowner relationships, project negotiation and development, review of due diligence, project-specific grant-writing, and closing.


  • Conservation Easement Transactions: 75%
    • Provide recommendations regarding potential conservation easement projects and available funding
    • Negotiate conservation easement transactions with landowners including determining most beneficial structure for all parties
    • Manage JHLT relationship with landowners throughout the project development process
    • Develop and propose transactional budget
    • Compile and present conservation easement proposals to the vice president, pertinent advisory councils, and board committees
    • Generate project maps to highlight properties and relevant natural resource values
    • Manage relationships with funders
    • Identify and submit grant proposals for conservation easement funding
    • Conduct due diligence for transactions including title review, mineral review and water rights research
    • Coordinate with legal and stewardship teams on draft contracts, conservation easement deeds, and baseline inventories
    • Coordinate closing of conservation easement transactions
  • Program development/outreach: 10%
    • Assist with regional conservation planning process and priority project identification
    • Update regional conservation prioritization maps utilizing GIS and publicly available natural resource data
    • Represent JHLT protection program at statewide and regional meetings and conferences with funding partners
    • Respond to general inquiries from conservation buyers, realtors, members of the public and other land trusts
    • Travel within Northwest Wyoming as needed to assist in project development
  • Administrative: 10%
    • In coordination with other project manager, keep minutes for Protection Committee of the Board of Directors
    • Ensure thorough record keeping of board approvals, grants awarded, and due diligence review of projects managed
    • Update external communication templates and ensure consistent protection and stewardship messaging across regional program areas
  • Fundraising and Communication support, as needed: 5%
    • Provide JHLT advancement and outreach departments with information on and maps of conservation projects for solicitations, grant proposals and other materials
    • Represent the JHLT and its conservation program to donors and other members of the public at fundraising and community events 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have either 3+ years direct experience with land conservation transactions or a combination of experience working in, and knowledge of, natural resource conservation and land use in Northwest Wyoming. They have exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills, high attention to detail, are competent in ArcGIS, and are extremely organized. The successful candidate has a passion for conservation in northwest Wyoming and will thrive in a fast-paced environment working closely with the Vice President, current Conservation Project Manager, and the JHLT team.

Salary: $52,000 – $68,000

Application Deadline: May 12

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.