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!

Associate Director of Philanthropy

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The Associate Director of Philanthropy is responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors to support Sonoma Land Trust’s mission and revenue needs. They are the lead architect for the major gifts program and help other staff and volunteers conduct major gifts fundraising. The person in this role will manage an active portfolio of major gift donors. 

Planned Giving Manager

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The Planned Giving Manager is a key member of the Philanthropy team who oversees and implements the planned giving program. The person in this role will lead the marketing and execution of the planned giving program, managing a portfolio of stewarding donors who are part of the Legacy League or have the potential to make a planned gift to Sonoma Land Trust.

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