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Director of Advancement

Wood River Land Trust
Idaho, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 29, 2023

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One of the leading land trusts in Idaho, the Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) has conserved over 27,000 acres of land, restored over 19 miles of streams and tributaries, and opened 15 public preserves since its founding in 1994. These protected productive agricultural lands, critical wildlife habitat, and recreation areas have become community treasures.

The WRLT is a recognized leader in the national land trust movement, receiving the national Land Trust Excellence Award in 2021. WRLT’s crucial work over the next 10 years will be to protect the land and water resources that support resilience in our ecological and human communities. WRLT is using traditional land protection tools as well as collaborative regional planning efforts to drive conservation of our resources. We are the leader in restoration efforts to re-wild the Big Wood River, restoring degraded areas and reconnecting tributaries and floodplain habitat.

WRLT is also working to ensure that conservation remains relevant in the face of increasing social needs. People protect what they love; therefore, our goal is for everyone in our community to experience the benefits of protected places, building personal connections to the land so that when there is a threat, our community will protect it. WRLT is committed to providing access for all, developing partnerships to drive diverse engagement on the land, and designing our preserves to be welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of public health and wellness.

Our vision is to create solutions so both nature and community thrive. The incoming Director of Advancement will be crucial to our success.

The Director of Advancement joins WRLT during a dynamic moment of growth and opportunity. Working with a talented and experienced Leadership Team and a dedicated Board of Directors, they will lead and execute comprehensive fundraising and communications strategies to tap the region’s significant resources and build, inspire, and manage a team of development and communications professionals. This individual must be a seasoned fundraiser and self-starter with excellent communication skills.

The Director of Advancement will serve as a strategic leader of a growing team of fundraising and communications staff. They will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan. Reporting to the President, the Director of Advancement will work with the leadership team and Board to make strategic fundraising and communications decisions, as well as narrate the story of Wood River Land Trust.



The Wood River Land Trust is headquartered in Hailey, Idaho. While occasional remote work is possible, this position will entail working from our office the majority of the time. This position may occasionally require long hours and weekends.



This is a full-time, exempt, benefit-eligible position. Pay is commensurate with experience and local market conditions, with an annual bonus structure in addition to salary. WRLT provides a comprehensive benefits package including vacation and holiday pay, sick leave, 100% employer-paid health benefits package including medical and dental, contributions to a health savings account (HSA) plan, a 401k retirement plan with employer match, housing stipend upon qualification, and eligibility for paid sabbatical leave upon seven years of service.


Start Date 

Spring 2024


To Apply

Select “Apply” below. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications that match the position criteria and what you will bring to the role. 

Interested candidates should apply by January 15, 2024 for priority consideration.


For More Information

For more information on Wood River Land Trust, visit

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact: Cleveland Justis, Founder & Principal, Potrero Group at

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