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.

The Position

Reporting to the CEO, the COO is a full-time position responsible for managing the organization’s day-to-day operations to accomplish the goals and objectives of MALT’s strategic and annual operating plans.  This includes finances, human resources onboarding and offboarding support, information technology, and facilities;  and managing MALT’s core real estate programs and easement stewardship monitoring obligations. The COO oversees, directs, and mentors the work of the Conservation and Operations teams, currently consisting of four and two staff, respectively. The COO works collaboratively as a member of the MALT leadership team to formulate and implement policies and plans to meet the organization’s short and long-term objectives and ensure departmental goal achievement. As MALT’s second-in-command, the COO partners with the CEO to plan the organization’s future growth, respond to changing conditions and needs, and operationalize new programs and initiatives.

Essential Duties and Functions



Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree such as MBA preferred or an equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and expertise sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position.


Knowledge and Abilities


This is a full-time, exempt position that 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. Competitive salary in the $150 – $175K range and excellent benefits.

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.

How to Apply


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