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 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 including 86 family farms and ranches.

MALT is committed to supporting sustainable management, climate-beneficial and regenerative agricultural practices in Marin County, including farming and grazing practices that rebuild soil organic matter and restore degraded soil biodiversity to drawdown carbon and improve the water cycle.

The Position

The Director, Science and Regenerative Agriculture is a full-time exempt position responsible for managing MALT’s science, sustainable management and regenerative agriculture work.

The Director, Science and Regenerative Agriculture is a member of MALT’s Leadership Team, working under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and supported by the Sustainable Management Program Manager. The position oversees MALT’s Scientific Advisory Committee, MALT Lab and Research Fellowship program, manages the design and implementation sustainable management and regenerative agriculture research and practices on Marin agricultural land and acts as a liaison with the broader community of nonprofits, governmental entities, academic institutions and policy-makers working in the sphere of agriculture, science and climate change.

While working remotely is possible with this role, some in-person office presence in Point Reyes Station, CA and in-person engagement with partners and the West Marin community is required.

Essential Duties and Functions

Qualifications and Requirements


Graduate degree in agroecology, rangeland management, or related field (PhD preferred).



Knowledge and Abilities


This is a full-time, exempt position that requires some presence in MALT’s office in Point Reyes Station and in the West Marin community. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter in PDF format jobs@malt.org

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

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.