Reward yourself with a career in conservation.  Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land.  We collaborate with the community to protect our most cherished places, while supporting our economic livelihood and well-being.  For Napa County this means protecting farmland, water resources, recreational areas and wildlife corridors.

Land Trust of Napa County is an equal opportunity employer.




Lands Program Assistant 

The Lands Program Assistant is an entry-level position within the Land Trust of Napa County’s Lands Department, designed to assist in on-going general stewardship and land protection activities within the organization. The Lands Program Assistant works within the stewardship aspects of the department, including: protected lands monitoring (60%) and preserve stewardship (40%). The Lands Program Assistant also works on general volunteer coordination within the monitoring program.

The Lands Program Assistant reports jointly to the Land Stewardship Manager and the Lands Project Manager based on program function.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Assist the Lands Project Manager with implementation of the annual compliance monitoring program covering 28,000 acres of conservation easement and fee-owned properties, including conducting property visits, coordination of volunteer monitors, record management and landowner outreach.

·         Assist the Land Stewardship Manager with activities on ten preserves (8,080 acres) owned by the Land Trust, including ecological restoration, biological resources assessment and monitoring, invasive species control, trail maintenance, and property repairs and maintenance.

·         Carry out general administrative duties, such as procuring and maintaining equipment and supplies, responding to public access inquiries, attending staff meetings, and tracking hours.


Position Details

Physical Demands:                 

  • Lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Access remote areas of protected lands involving off-trail hiking over strenuous terrain and through dense vegetation.

Work Environment:              

  • In addition to working within an office environment, this position requires a significant outdoor work component. Outdoor work will entail exposure to variable weather conditions and natural hazards, such as poison oak, ticks, rattlesnakes, other wildlife, etc. This position anticipates up to 75% of time in the field.



1.       Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, restoration ecology, environmental or biological sciences and 1 year demonstrated, successful work or volunteer experience in field.

2.      Outstanding people skills and an ability to work with a variety of constituents, including donors, volunteers, researchers, caretakers, contractors and outdoor recreationalists. We strive to maintain strong relationships with our constituencies, but must be prepared to make difficult decisions to uphold our organizational stewardship goals.

3.      Strong project management, communication, and record-keeping skills, including ability to write and communicate verbally.

4.      Demonstrated proficiency with map orientation and interpretation, GPS and field marking and associated software applications. Experience with GIS mapping and data management a plus.

5.      Demonstrated knowledge of natural history (specifically natural communities) of northern California, or a strong willingness and ability to learn.

6.      Willingness to attend evening and weekend meetings, work days and field trips with volunteers.

7.      Ability to work independently and collaboratively, under general supervision of the Land Stewardship Manager and the Lands Project Manager.

8.      Excellent attention to detail. Ability to organize and archive important files and documentation.


To Apply

Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits for employee; retirement plan.

Please include your resume and cover letter in an email to:  Include Land2015 in your message subject line. No phone calls please. Resumes including pictures will not be considered.

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Communications Associate

LTNC will be hiring for a Communications Associate soon.  We will begin accepting applications after June of 2015 - please check back with us to see when this position is available.


The Communications Associate (CA) is an entry-level, full time position responsible for supporting the Development Department in meeting organizational goals by assisting with the development and creation of content marketing plans and to help create a consistent flow of digital content such as articles, website and social media content, etc. The CA will help manage content marketing initiatives that build the Land Trust brand awareness and drive engagement. The CA will scout, research, write and edit story ideas, as well as develop tailored content for a variety of audiences with different media vehicles.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Preparing and/or editing organizational communications including website, email, print materials and online content in compliance with LTNC Style Guides and AP Style.
  • Participating in the marketing and branding of the Land Trust of Napa County.
  • Creating and tailoring content for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Assisting with collecting various media content, including audio, video, etc.
  • Draft press releases, media alerts, and other communications.
  • Assisting in creating and executing social media campaigns and promotions as well as facilitating weekly blogs and postings on social networking sites.
  • Contribute to graphic development for website, email, and social media graphics.
  • Maintain website, making sure all content is up to date, accurate and engaging and use web analytics to make improvements.
  • Solicit and edit written material from staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain and assist in updating all print publications such as brochures, flyers, and fact sheets.
  • Stay abreast of trends in the area of communications and marketing, always looking for new ways to improve outreach.
  • Support marketing and outreach campaign efforts to educate, retain and gain supporters by drafting collateral and working to develop and publish communications as well as participation in outreach events.
  • Preparing and/or editing content and images needed for bi-monthly E-News communications.




  • 1+ years of experience in marketing and communications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills with the ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office Suite, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
  • Ability to work independently, but to also serve as a member of a dynamic team.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work quickly under a deadline.
  • Comfort and experience communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds by phone, email and in person.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Familiarity with AP Style.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with all levels of staff, volunteers, membership, and vendors.
  • Meticulous organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • The ability to come up with original ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Can clearly articulate our organizational mission and vision statements.
  • Ensure that all internal /external communication supports marketing plans as set forth by Development Manager.
  • Familiarity with video/photo editing a plus.
  • Experience with HTML a plus.
  • Experience with graphic design a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Advertising) a plus.
  • Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information, and recommend courses of action to be taken.


To Apply


Please include your resume and cover letter in an email to Also, all applicants MUST send writing samples (news releases, newsletters or feature articles).  Please include the title CA2015 – Communications Associate position in email correspondence.  

Resumes without cover letters and writing samples will not be considered.  Resumes including pictures will not be considered. No phone calls.


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