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 92 agricultural conservation easements.

MALT has permanently protected over 55,000 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.

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 and we recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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


The Stewardship Associate is a full-time non-exempt position that reports to the Associate Director, Stewardship. The Stewardship Associate participates in MALT’s easement monitoring program, and contributes to MALT’s stewardship work and strategic initiatives. The position also participates in supporting the easement acquisition program by conducting site evaluations, providing mapping and grant applications support, drafting baseline documentation reports and coordinating field visits. The Stewardship Associate is actively engaged in the conservation team’s cross departmental initiatives and represents MALT’s easement stewardship program with speaking engagements, presentations, and participation in local stakeholder groups. 

This position requires 2-3 days/week in the field and the remaining time is a combination of work from home and office (Pt. Reyes Station)

Compensation commensurate with experience (see salary range below).


You are passionate about the environment and land conservation and have a combination of education and experience that gives you an understanding of conservation easements and land trusts.

Ideally you have a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as agricultural or natural resource management, environmental science, ecology or urban planning, with 1+ years of work experience in land stewardship monitoring agricultural conservation easements and providing stewardship support for an easement acquisition program. 

Your education and/or work experience will have gained you the following:


 Easement Stewardship, Monitoring and Compliance (60%) 

Conservation Program Support (15%)

Cross-Departmental Collaboration, Community Engagement and Partnerships (25%)


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.

Salary: $55k – $70k, DOE



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