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New Development and Conservation Job Opportunities

Spring is a time of new growth, and this is certainly the case for Teton Regional Land Trust (TRLT) as we look towards the year ahead. This winter was a time of significant change for our staff at TRLT. After 5 years of hard work and dedication our Stewardship Associate, Mari Johnson, is leaving to join her husband as he begins a new career opportunity in Denver, Colorado. Mari played a key role in our conservation easement monitoring program and built great relationships with landowners. After working with landowners and supporters for over 10 years, Babette Thorpe, our Major Gifts Manager, will be moving on in early May to pursue other endeavors. Babette has played a key role in developing and growing our land protection and fundraising programs.  Finally, after 2 years as Land Protection Director, Joselin Matkins is thrilled to transition into her new role as the organization’s new Executive Director. 

These changes have opened up an exciting opportunity to realign the staff roles and responsibilities making our programs more effective and efficient.  As a result, we have promoted Tamara Sperber, our Stewardship Director, to Conservation Director, thereby eliminating the separate roles of Land Protection Director and Stewardship Director. Tamara will oversee all aspects of our conservation work from conservation acquisitions to easement monitoring, to partnerships and restoration. Joselin’s transition to Executive Director and Mari’s move to Colorado have opened up two great job opportunities for a Stewardship Coordinator and a Land Protection Specialist. These positios will focus on conservation easement stewardship and conservation acquisitions.  We received over 90 appications for these new positions and are currently working through the hiring process. We hope to fill both appointments before summer.

Just as changes in the conservation staff opened up the opportunity to evaluate the efficiency of our conservation program, we also have the opportunity to realign the development program. We are excited to expand the major gifts manager position into a Development Director.  This new position will work closely with the Executive Director and Communications Manager to expand our fundraising and outreach programs. We are currently accepting appications for the Development Director position which will remain open until filled.

While we are very disappointed to see Mari and Babette move on from the land trust, but we are very excited about the opportunity to revitalize our team and look forward to the year ahead. 

Open Position: Development Director


Title:                     Development Director
Supervisor:           Executive Director
Office Location:    Driggs, Idaho
Compensation    Competitive, commensurate with experience, plus benefits
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date:             Mid-May

 The Teton Regional Land Trust (TRLT), an accredited land trust, is seeking qualified applicants for the Development Director position. The Development Director is a full-time, professional position with competitive salary and benefits. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director manages TRLT’s development program with the support of the Communications and Operations Managers.  Responsibilities include: 1) overseeing fundraising program development, 2) soliciting major gifts and coordinating the Conservators’ Circle 3) cultivating and developing donor relationships, 4) growing planned giving program, 5) overseeing grant program, and 6) coordinating capital campaign.

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