We’re Hiring: Executive Director

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The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead a diverse and dynamic coalition of more than 30 organizations across Oregon. COLT’s Executive Director is a strategic coalition builder who excels in fundraising, building strong relationships, and advocating for land conservation.

The ED will build the organization’s strategic direction in collaboration with the board, membership, and key partners to ensure COLT’s financial and programmatic success and the Oregon land trust community’s effectiveness and sustainability.

Executive Director

Salary: $110,000 to $120,000
Benefits: COLT provides a competitive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental coverage for employees, generous paid time-off, half-day Fridays in the summer months, a retirement plan with an employer matching program, an annual bicycle/alternative transportation stipend, and a professional development allowance.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024

To excel in this role, the Executive Director must demonstrate:

  • Community Building: Skilled in building coalitions and fostering strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, Indigenous communities, public and private community partners, and policymakers.
  • Leadership in Nonprofit: Experience leading coalition or collaboration to achieve their shared vision through effective strategy, governance, communication, operational management, and trust-based leadership.
  • Team Leadership: Demonstrated ability in guiding a diverse team with a leadership style that values mutual support and accountability, integrating staff feedback into organizational decision-making processes.
  • Fundraising Excellence: Proven track record in developing and implementing a fundraising strategy from diverse sources, including major gifts, grants, and government funding.
  • Strategic Vision and Execution: Experience leading and implementing strategic plans at the organization level and for a broader coalition.
  • Commitment to Equity: Experience leading and implementing equitable and inclusive policies, practices, and change across all facets of the organization, as well as a deep commitment to advancing land justice through Indigenous land access, land return, and tribal sovereignty.


COLT is working with Nonprofit Professionals Now to support the COLT in filling this key leadership position. Applications must include a resume and a statement of interest highlighting your experience. Application deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024

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Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

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