The Opportunity

The Senior Land Acquisition Specialist will be part of a dynamic team working to permanently protect Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use in ways that benefit healthy communities, clean water and air, diverse habitats, sustainable and regenerative agriculture, and climate resiliency. 

The Organization

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.

The Position

The Senior Land Acquisition Specialist acts as a project manager leading a team of professional, technical, and administrative staff to work on complex land conservation projects. This position identifies, develops, and implements new land protection strategies and tools. Specific duties include negotiating land acquisition and disposition terms, drafting conservation easement language to protect identified conservation values, commissioning and overseeing the preparation and approval of independent appraisals and other technical reports, and presenting reports to boards and committees in public meetings.

The Ideal Candidate


Knowledge and Abilities


This is a full-time, exempt position, hybrid role with a flexible schedule that accommodates in-person and work-from-home schedules, requiring some presence in MALT’s office in Point Reyes Station, the West Marin community.  Compensation commensurate with 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.