Why Work With Us?

Sonoma Land Trust is more than just a nonprofit — we’re a community working together toward the vital goal of protecting the land forever. Each of our dedicated staff members, interns and volunteers plays an important role in the acquisition and preservation of Sonoma County’s open landscapes.

The Land Trust has been voted one of the Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal. We’re proud of this distinction and what it signifies about our culture and commitment to our mission. We endeavor to be a place where our successes are celebrated and all staff are acknowledged for their efforts toward our shared goals. We strive to create an environment of mutual respect and appreciation.

“I love working at Sonoma Land Trust because creativity and innovation are valued and encouraged.” Ingrid Stearns, Public Programs Manager

Current Job Opportunities

To apply for an open position, please download the position announcement below and follow instructions to submit your application. Sonoma Land Trust welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to protect the land forever. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive culture of mutual respect, equal treatment and opportunities for success. We hope you’ll join us at Sonoma Land Trust!

Philanthropy Events Coordinator 

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The Philanthropy Events Coordinator is a non-exempt, full-time key member of the Philanthropy team at Sonoma Land Trust, managing all donor-focused events for the department. This role will be responsible for planning and implementing donor fundraising, cultivation, and engagement events. They will work closely with philanthropy colleagues and contribute to the overall success of the department. The ideal candidate will be very organized, able to create and adhere to timelines, coordinate across various departments, and design engaging events in collaboration with philanthropy colleagues. The Philanthropy Events Coordinator will bring to life events infused with the mission and style of the Land Trust and our community.  

Community Outreach Manager

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The Community Outreach Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of inclusive outreach, community organizing, and volunteer and internship opportunities that serve all areas of Sonoma Land Trust’s mission.

They will lead the creation and administration of inclusive volunteer and internship opportunities, build programmatic systems to track and support volunteers and interns, lead public outreach activities, and organize diverse communities to advocate for and engage with conservation projects like parks and preserves.  
Bilingual preferred.

Staff Accountant

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Want to play your part in protecting our local communities from the impacts of climate change? Ready to roll up your sleeves to help achieve tangible results? We are seeking a resourceful and detail-oriented team member who thrives in a fast-paced and fluid environment, to be responsible for the full cycle of accounts payable and accounts receivable processing. This person is critical to ensuring the organization runs efficiently and effectively to drive the SLT mission forward. 

Land Acquisition Program Manager (Freshwater Flows)

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The Program Manager is primarily responsible for the strategy, planning, and implementation of an innovative conservation program for the Russian River Region. Based on the conservation strategies and project priorities resulting from the Russian River Subwatershed Assessment, responsibilities include securing agency support, raising grants and funds for program administration and land acquisition projects, managing all transactional requirements to complete acquisition projects, and coordinating policy issues with multiple public and private conservation partners. The Program Manager will serve as team lead for the Freshwater Flows Strategy with representatives from our Stewardship, Philanthropy, and Community Engagement departments. The Program Manager will also participate in staffing decisions and the hiring process for acquisition team members and provide appropriate supervision to land acquisition staff and consultants for program implementation. 

Baylands Stewardship Project Manager

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The Stewardship Project Manager plays a critical role in executing our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan with emphasis on managing the land trust’s Baylands properties along and adjacent to the north shore of San Francisco Bay, the Petaluma River, and Sonoma Creek. This position uses a combination of experience and current scientific information to manage working lands, wetlands, and infrastructure for the purposes of maximizing biodiversity and building landscape resilience against the effects of climate change. Achieving these goals means collaborating with a diverse set of partner agencies and NGOs, tribes, ranchers, farmers, consultants, government agencies, academic institutions, and community members and effectively integrating their diverse perspectives into SLT action plans. This position is expected to be in the field approximately 50% of the time. 

Intern With Us

Sonoma Land Trust offers internships each school year. Interns must be currently enrolled at an accredited school to receive academic credit.

Outings Intern (3 units)

Description: Gain experience bringing groups into the outdoors by assisting with Sonoma Land Trust’s On the Land outings program.
Qualifications: A love of the outdoors, an enjoyment of people and the ability to hike up to six miles carrying up to 25 pounds. Intern must be reliable and have own transportation. Spanish-speaking a plus!
Hours: Approximately two weekend days each month from September through May. 135 hours total.
Location: Various preserves throughout Sonoma County.
Stipend: $2160
To apply: Please send a letter of interest to