Careers With Land Trust Of Napa County

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.


Current Job Openings –

Senior Accountant



The Senior Accountant (SA) is responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting operations of the Land Trust of Napa County (LTNC) including auditing, general ledger, and IRS 990 reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures. The SA will also be responsible for maintaining an adequate system of accounting records. The SA will work closely with the CEO, Administrative Director (AD) and Finance Manager (FM) building, streamlining and managing effective financial and reporting systems.

The position is full-time, with benefits, exempt, and reports to the AD. The SA’s work will be supervised by the FM.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the CEO, AD, FM, Administrative Assistant (AA) and other staff to ensure that accounting activities are performed accurately and on time.
• Work with CEO, AD and FM to establish, maintain, and continuously improve financial processes of the LTNC (and the software that supports them) in a manner consistent with GAAP, and other legal/regulatory requirements.
• Manage Monthly, Quarterly and Annual close, including:
o Performing Bank and Deposit reconciliations and investment allocation entries
o Reviewing AP and AR coding
o Reviewing AR deposits
o Post Fixed Asset, Payroll, Investment, AP, AR, cash and credit card transactions into the accounting system
o Reviewing for completeness and errors
o Processing adjusting entries as necessary
o Processing year-end adjusting entries
• Manage the annual close including the production all required documents and schedules for the financial audit and IRS Form 990.
• Serve as the primary contact for the auditors and Audit Committee.
• Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Substantiate financial transactions by analyzing documents.
• Maintain Chart of Accounts.
• Coordinate accounting activities with the AA and answer questions as needed.
• Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
• Remain up-to-date on accounting methodologies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local legal requirements. Advise the CEO, AD, and FM on needed action.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Attend/Participate in Finance and Audit Committee meetings.


Desired Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance; and 5+ years in an organization of similar size and scope of job responsibilities.
2. Seasoned professional (5+ years) coordinating, inspiring and motivating teams to reach their highest potential.
3. Knowledge of nonprofit accounting required.
4. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is a must; and an understanding of and experience with nonprofit financial databases, such as Financial Edge, is required.
5. Ability to work cross-functionally with LTNC staff and high-level volunteers and donors.
6. Ability to work under and comply with continuous and multiple deadlines and evolving priorities. Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
7. Ability to plan, set priorities, organize, delegate and follow-through to completion on all areas of responsibility in a timely manner.
8. Skilled communicator, with superior interpersonal, verbal and written skills as well as diligent attention to detail.
9. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
10. Commitment to organization, attention to detail, highly efficient and conscientious about thorough follow-up.
11. Able to handle confidential information and maintain high confidentiality.
12. Flexibility and sense of humor a must.
13. Knowledge of environmental issues helpful.
14. Ability to lift 40 lbs and be able to perform daily repetitive hand motions as it pertains to computer mouse and keyboard.


Send letter and resume to: No phone calls please. Please reference Senior Accountant 2018 in your subject line.


Land Project Assistant



The Land Project Assistant is an entry-level position within LTNC’s Lands Department, designed to assist in all aspects of protecting land permanently for conservation. This job provides a nuts-and-bolts learning opportunity to develop the skills and experience needed by conservation professionals. The Land Project Assistant focuses primarily on land and grant acquisition for funding of conservation, with some work on stewardship projects for our protected lands portfolio.

The Land Project Assistant reports to the Land Programs Manager, and works as part of the land acquisition team with the CEO, Land Programs Manager, and Attorney.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • With direction from Land Programs Manager, support all aspects of land acquisition projects, including:
    • help draft project approval documentation (e.g. project summaries, landowner engagement letters, transaction exhibits, maps);
    • help prepare and review land transaction documents (e.g. title documents, project descriptions, project agreements), working closely with all acquisition staff, legal counsel and other parties through closing of transactions;
    • assist with development of project timelines and budgets, track expenses and review invoices.
  • Support all aspects of grant acquisition and reporting for land acquisition and land stewardship projects, including:
    • research prospective funding agencies;
    • assist in development and drafting of applications and post-award grant reports;
    • assist with development of grant application timelines and budgets;
    • assist with grant reporting timelines, progress reports and reimbursement forms.
  • Support land conservation administrative duties, including:
    • Support, update and maintain complete transaction and stewardship files;
    • support two volunteer leadership committees (the Project Committee and Protection Committee) including meeting attendance, preparation, distribution and transcription of materials and discussion, tracking committee outcomes;
    • procure field and safety supplies for office and field use;
    • update forms, informational media, tally sheets;
    • provide administrative and organizational support to other projects as needed.


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 includes a minor 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 25% of time in the field.


Minimum Qualifications:

LTNC is looking for a team player with a strong interest in learning the fundamentals of land conservation and stewardship with exceptional detail and organizational skills.

  1. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, restoration ecology, environmental or biological sciences and demonstrated, successful work or volunteer experience in study field (1-3 years) OR high school diploma and 5 years of demonstrated, successful work experience in conservation, real estate, or law.


  1. Excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and stay organized, including multi-tasking.


  1. Excellent people skills and an ability to work with a variety of constituents, including donors, volunteers, contractors and agency representatives.


  1. Strong project management and record-keeping skills.


  1. Strong oral and written communication, with proven editing skills.


  1. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Experience with GPS, GIS mapping and data management a plus.


  1. Willingness to occasionally attend evening and weekend meetings or work days with volunteers.


Desired Skills and Experiences:


  1. Commitment to learning the fundamentals of land conservation. Working knowledge of land protection concepts and legal, financial and real estate activities involved in land protection a plus.


  1. Experience working for or with non-profit organizations OR experience working with federal, state and local governmental agencies or private organizations involved in land conservation a plus.


  1. Understanding of the habitats and species in northern California and/or Napa County.


Salary commensurate with experience. Full medical and dental benefits for employee; 401(k) retirement account with employer match after first year; eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of accrued vacation per year.


Send letter and resume to: No phone calls please. Please reference Land 2018 in your subject line. First responses to applicants will begin August 15, 2018.

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