About MALT

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) permanently protects Marin County’s family farms and ranches from development, ensuring that these working lands will continue to provide local food, open range and rich natural habitat for generations to come. Some of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed meats, cheeses, milk, fruits and vegetables come from farms and ranches protected by MALT. Since 1980 MALT has protected over 54,000 acres of Marin’s farmland, forever.

Over the past ten years, MALT’s Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP) has contributed to a wide variety of conservation practices on farms, ranches and dairies protected by MALT agricultural conservation easements. Through careful planning, 135 projects have leveraged significant state and federal funding while building landowner relationships, proactively preventing easement violations, improving water quality, building climate resiliency and helping producers to reduce on-farm GHG emissions. SAP has gained an increased interest from landowners and donors over the past several years.

MALT’s comfortable office is located just off Highway 1 in the vibrant community of Point Reyes Station in beautiful West Marin, home to Cowgirl Creamery, Bovine Bakery and Toby’s Feed Barn. Tomales Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore and other outdoor wonders are only minutes away. We offer competitive salary, paid vacation and sick time, health, dental and vision insurance, retirement benefits, family friendly policies and a commitment to honoring work-life balance. Come join our team of highly motivated and passionate staff who care deeply about our mission and one another.

The Position

The Stewardship Program Manager — Sustainable Management is a full-time, exempt position on MALT’s Conservation Team working under the direction of the Associate Director of Conservation — Stewardship. This position provides program and project management for MALT’s Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP), including but not limited to, (i) managing program development, (ii) providing on-the-ground technical assistance to farmers and ranchers and (ii) planning and implementing complex stewardship and climate-beneficial projects with multiple stakeholders, contractors, and funding partners.

In addition, the Stewardship Program Manager — Sustainable Management works closely with the Conservation Team staff to monitor conservation easements, support the easement acquisition program and educate the public about the importance of farm and ranchland conservation and stewardship in Marin. 

The Stewardship Program Manager — Sustainable Management will work both at MALT’s Point Reyes Station office and in the field throughout West Marin, with an option to work remotely when circumstances permit or require. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Essential Duties and Functions

SAP Program and Project Management (including climate beneficial practices) (65%)

Easement Monitoring (15%)

Cross-Departmental Collaboration, Community Engagement and Partnership (20%)

Qualifications and Requirements

Education

Experience

or

Knowledge and Abilities

Terms

This is a full-time, exempt position at MALT’s office in Point Reyes Station, with remote work during SIP and possibly after. 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. 

MALT is an equal-opportunity employer.