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As a pioneering agricultural land trust, MALT operates at the intersection of agriculture and conservation. Our mission is to permanently protect Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use. And our commitment is to the long-term health of the land itself, as well as to the farmers and ranchers who work on the land.

We invite you to join the MALT team—a dynamic and passionate staff who care deeply about our mission and one another.

We offer competitive salaries; paid vacation and sick time; health, life, dental, and vision insurance; retirement benefits; family-friendly policies, and a commitment to honoring work/life balance.

The Position

This position is responsible for managing and closing complex conservation real estate transactions that protect Marin County agricultural land for agricultural use, including agricultural conservation easements.

Working under the direction of the Director of Conservation, this position manages and implements MALT’s real estate acquisition transactions and acts as a liaison between MALT’s acquisition team, agricultural property owners, and funding partners. This individual is a member of MALT’s Conservation Team.

About You

You are passionate about land conservation and have experience negotiating and closing complex conservation real estate transactions and obtaining and managing federal, state and local conservation easement grants or comparable education and experience to accomplish the key functions. You are familiar with California agriculture, rangeland management, agricultural land access and other agricultural conservation issues.

Additionally, you will have:

Key Responsibilities

Real Estate Acquisitions

Community Outreach and Engagement

Administrative and Strategic Initiatives


This is a full-time, exempt position. This position requires some presence in MALT’s office in Point Reyes Station, the West Marin community and some in-person collaboration with stakeholder groups including donors, agriculturalists, partners, and community members.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to permanently protect Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use. MALT is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace in which everyone is welcomed, valued, and supported. We are a team that works together to achieve our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Salary $80k – $110k, depending on experience.

About MALT

Marin Agricultural Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust created in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to permanently protect Marin County farmland. Some of the Bay Area’s most highly acclaimed dairy and cheese products, grass-fed meats and organic crops are produced on farmland protected by MALT’s 91 agricultural conservation easements.

MALT has permanently protected over 54,000 acres of West Marin’s diverse mosaic of coastal grasslands, oak woodlands, rangelands and pastoral open space. MALT is committed to supporting sustainable management, climate-beneficial and regenerative agriculture in Marin County, including farming and grazing practices that rebuild soil organic matter and improve soil biodiversity to draw down carbon and improve the water cycle.


How to Apply


No phone calls, no walk-ins, no recruiters.