Advancement Director

Columbia Land Trust

Vancouver , Washington

Columbia Land Trust is dedicated to conserving and caring for the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Columbia River region through sound science and strong relationships. In its first 27 years, Columbia Land Trust has permanently conserved more than 32,000 acres, an area equivalent to six of Portland’s Forest Parks, and has restored thousands of acres for the benefit of both wildlife and local communities. Today, the Land Trust is nationally recognized as a leader in conservation.

 In the years ahead, Columbia Land Trust is embarking on a 25-year plan to conserve the lower Columbia’s last, best places by blending rigorous science and meaningful collaboration with culturally diverse stakeholders. Our conservation agenda outlines objectives for protecting and restoring wildlife habitat and natural resources across five varied regions, from the wetlands and old-growth forests of the Coast to the sagebrush-steppe of the High Desert and everywhere in between. Core to the conservation agenda is a commitment to supporting a more inclusive and equitable conservation movement, arriving at common ground conservation solutions. Together, we are protecting a future that is thriving, prosperous, and wild.  Check out our website at:

 Columbia Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse workforce. We are committed to equity as a core organizational value. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply to this position.


The Advancement Director is a highly visible, key leadership position within Columbia Land Trust. This engaging professional is responsible for planning and overseeing all fundraising, communications, and outreach activities on behalf of Columbia Land Trust. This dedicated professional also inspires and supervises 7 highly skilled staff members including: Communications Manager, Communications Coordinator, Annual Campaign and Foundations Manager, Leadership Giving Manager, Events Manager, Backyard Habitat Program Manager and Database Administrator. The Advancement Director also empowers the Executive Director, Board of Directors and other key volunteers for fundraising.


Columbia Land Trust offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. The Land Trust benefits package includes a generous paid vacation and sick leave. Columbia Land Trust pays 100% of health and dental insurance; voluntary benefits include Section 125/FSA and long-term disability. We also offer a generous match (up to 5% of annual salary) to our retirement (401(K) plan. Employees are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs to work. Healthy, happy staff are an important element to our success and we believe in work life balance.



Nonprofit Professionals Now is proud to partner with Columbia Land Trust to fill this important position with the right fundraising professional.

To apply please visit: and review the complete job description.  All applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the screening questions for consideration.

Application Deadline:  Applications are being reviewed immediately and interviews will be scheduled with top candidates as they are received.