Director of Finance and Administration at the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County

Location: Santa Barbara County
Job Type: Full-time, exempt position
Salary Hiring Range: $120,000-$160,000.

Organization Overview
Founded in 1985, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt California nonprofit Corporation that conserves natural resources, agricultural land, and open spaces for the benefit of
present and future generations. We are a nationally accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance and
California Council of Land Trusts. For almost 40 years the Land Trust has worked to protect the
spectacular landscapes we call home to ensure essential habitats, local food systems, and access to
open space for all communities now and for future generations. Several years of tremendous growth
and achievement have resulted in the successful conservation of over 57,000 acres, 58 conservation
easements, and thousands of residents enjoying the outdoors.

The Opportunity
As the Land Trust nears its 40th Anniversary, we are looking to hire an experienced Director of Finance &
Administration to manage complex financial and administrative needs. The Director will arrive at a time
of significant growth within the organization and have the opportunity to build out financial practices,
such as long-term budget projections, while solidifying the systems and infrastructure that support core
functions. Land trusts have a unique, perpetual obligation to the lands we conserve and with that comes
an enduring financial obligation. The Director will work with the whole Land Trust team to address the
organization’s financial and administrative needs. Santa Barbara County has the potential for robust
additional conservation over the next decade and each member of our team contributes directly to this
important work.

Position Description
The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director and partners with the leadership team in strategic decision making and operations. The position works closely with the Board of Trustees and is the primary staff member supporting the finance and audit committees. This position is responsible for the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, facilities and IT. This position is a hands-on and participative manager and supervises the work of the administrative and accounting personnel, and various contractors as required. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is commensurate within the non-profit field and is based upon experience. The
expected annual compensation range is $120,000-160,000. Benefits include generous vacation,
paid health and dental premiums, and a supportive team culture. Successful candidates also have
the opportunity to join an employer-sponsored retirement plan. This position is a full-time, exempt
position. Our office is based in Santa Barbara, CA. This position requires travel throughout the

How to Apply
Please submit a resume, and a compelling cover letter, to Meredith Hendricks at [email protected]
with the subject Director of Finance & Administration.

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