Careers With Land Trust Of Napa County

Reward yourself with a career in conservation. Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land. We collaborate with the community to protect our most cherished places, while supporting our economic livelihood and well-being. For Napa County this means protecting farmland, water resources, recreational areas and wildlife corridors.

Land Trust of Napa County is an equal opportunity employer.


Current Job Openings:



Combine your extensive experience in financial management with your passion for preserving our environment by joining our leadership team. As our Finance Manager, reporting to the Administrative Director and collaborating closely with the CEO, you would manage all aspects of our financial operations including strategy, planning / budgeting, and the day-to-day financial and accounting administration. The ideal candidate demonstrates our values and has a minimum of five years’ position-related experience in nonprofit financial management and a strong connection to our mission of protecting farmland, water resources, recreational areas and wildlife corridors.




Financial Administration:


· This position reports to the Administrative Director and collaborates with the CEO to establish, maintain, and improve financial processes

· Works with Development staff for proper and accurate coding of all gifts into Raiser’s Edge

· Performs and oversees auditing, budgeting, financial reporting, cash and investment management, IRS 990 reporting, and internal policies and procedures

· Performs and manages weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual close including: AP and AR coding, bank and Investment reconciliations

· Processes fixed asset, payroll transactions, general ledger and adjusting entries; ensures accuracy

· Maintains accounting records and Chart of Accounts

· Coordinates activities with the clerical accounting staff


Strategy and Planning:


· Collaborates with the CEO and the Administrative Director to build, streamline and manage financial and reporting systems

· Interprets accounting reports to management, the Finance and Investment Committee, the Audit Committee and the Board of Trustees

· Works with the CEO to draft financial narrative and all financial reports for the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees meetings

· Collaborates with senior staff to support effectiveness of program financial management, grant budgeting and planning and related activities; works with managers to track financial information

· Coordinates and develops an annual budget and forecast; works with managers to oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of department operating budget

· Serves as the primary contact for investment advisors and financial account managers


Financial Oversight:


· Remains up to date on non-profit and real estate accounting methodologies and procedures, all federal, state, and local legal requirements; advises the CEO and Administrative Director on needed action

· Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data

· Serves as the lead contact for the auditors, Audit Committee, Finance and Investment Committee

· Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information




· Committed to the mission of the Land Trust of Napa County and demonstrates our organizational values

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance or comparable experience

· A minimum of five years’ experience in financial management and nonprofit accounting; knowledge of GAAP – knowledge of real estate transactions highly desirable

· Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

· Proficient with Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge, or similar software

· Strong leadership skills including self-awareness, situational awareness, and ability to work effectively with different personal styles and approaches

· Strong problem solving, analytical, creative and strategic thinking skills

· Able to work collaboratively and professionally with staff, Board of Trustees, Committees, and high-level volunteers and donors

· Possess excellent problem-solving skills and ability to implement solutions

· Strong interpersonal and team building abilities

· Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills

· Strong writing skills including ability to create and present reports, business correspondence, and develop and implement procedures and manuals

· Demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor, train and motivate staff

· Able to protect confidential information and maintain a high level of confidentiality

· Demonstrate flexibility and sense of humor


To Apply:


Email your resume, a cover letter addressing why you are a great fit for this role, and salary expectations to: — please put “Finance Manager” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Land Trust of Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Land Project Assistant is an entry-level position within LTNC’s Lands Department, designed to assist in all aspects of protecting land permanently for conservation. This job provides a nuts-and-bolts learning opportunity to develop the skills and experience needed by conservation professionals. The Land Project Assistant focuses primarily on land and grant acquisition for funding of conservation and stewardship, with some assistance on stewardship projects.

The Land Project Assistant reports to the Land Programs Manager, and works as part of the land acquisition team with the CEO, Land Programs Manager, and Attorney.


Primary Responsibilities:
• With direction from Land Programs Manager, support all aspects of land acquisition projects, including:
o draft project approval documentation (e.g. project descriptions, landowner engagement letters, transaction exhibits, maps);
o help prepare and review land transaction documents (e.g. title documents, project descriptions, project agreements, escrow/closing instructions), working closely with all acquisition staff, legal counsel and other parties through closing of transactions;
o assist with development of project timelines and budgets, track expenses and review invoices.

• Support all aspects of grant acquisition and reporting for land acquisition and land stewardship projects, including:
o research prospective funding agencies and foundations;
o assist in development and drafting of applications and post-award grant reports;
o maintain grant application timelines and budgets;
o collaborate with Administrative team on grant reporting and tracking, progress reports, and reimbursement forms.

• Support land conservation administrative duties, including:
o support, update and maintain complete transaction and stewardship files;
o support two volunteer leadership committees (the Project Committee and Protection Committee) including meeting attendance, preparation, distribution and transcription of materials and discussion, tracking committee outcomes;
o assist with administrative tasks in the monitoring program (e.g. review of annual monitoring reports, photo compilation, and updating procedures);
o maintain the cloud-based database, LOCATE on the SalesForce platform, for all acquisition and monitoring tracking;
o update forms, informational media, tally sheets;
o provide administrative and organizational support to other projects as needed.


Position Details:
Physical Demands: Lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 30 lbs.

Work Environment: This position is 100% office-based. On occasion, site visits may include exposure to natural hazards such as poison oak, ticks and rattlesnakes, and other wildlife.


Minimum Qualifications:

LTNC is looking for a team player with a strong interest in learning the fundamentals of land conservation and stewardship with exceptional detail and organizational skills.

1. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated, successful work or volunteer experience in study field (1-3 years).
2. Excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and stay organized, including multi-tasking.
3. Strong oral and written communication, with proven editing skills.
4. Excellent people skills and an ability to work with a variety of constituents, including donors, volunteers, contractors and agency representatives.
5. Strong project management and record-keeping skills.
6. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Experience with GPS, GIS mapping and data management software a plus.
7. Willingness to occasionally attend evening and weekend meetings or work days with volunteers.


Desired Skills and Experiences:
1. Commitment to learning the fundamentals of land conservation. Working knowledge of land protection concepts and legal, financial and real estate activities involved in land protection a plus.
2. Experience working for or with non-profit organizations OR experience working with federal, state and local governmental agencies or private organizations involved in land conservation a plus.
3. Understanding of the habitats and species in northern California and/or Napa County.


Salary commensurate with experience. Full medical and dental benefits for employee; 401(k) retirement account with employer match after first year; eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of accrued vacation per year.

Send letter, resume, and (no more than) one-page writing sample to: lena[AT] No phone calls please. Please reference Land2020 in your Subject line. First responses to applicants will begin March 16, 2020.


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