Director of Finance & Operations at Northcoast Regional Land Trust

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust is seeking a detail-oriented, organized, and collaborative Director of Finance & Operations for a dynamic nonprofit organization focused on land conservation in northwestern California. Staff at NRLT enjoy an engaging work environment, excellent benefits, and a flexible schedule.
Staff are supported by, and get the opportunity to work with, a dynamic community of volunteers, landowners, and other land trust partners. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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Availability: Position open until filled.
Status: Full-time salaried (exempt)
Starting Salary Range: $66,560 – $80,000 annually, depending on experience.
Benefits: Generous combined paid holiday and vacation leave; paid sick leave; paid health insurance; up
to 3% matching contribution for retirement plan (SIMPLE IRA); flexible schedule, and professional
development opportunities.

About the Northcoast Regional Land Trust
The Northcoast Regional Land Trust (NRLT) is an accredited land trust based in Arcata, California. Since its founding in 2000, NRLT has protected over 60,000 acres of forest, farms, oak woodlands, wetlands, and range – lands that sustain our human communities, support rural livelihoods, and safeguard important habitats. We also seek to connect more people with wild and working landscapes, support our region’s producers, and inspire the next generation of land stewards.

With more land conservation projects in the works than ever before, new stewardship and restoration activities, and engaging education and community-centered conservation programs, we look forward to welcoming new team members who can hit the ground running during a very busy and exciting time and contribute their expertise to help grow the organization.

Position Summary:
The Director of Finance & Operations (FOD) is a leadership position responsible for overseeing and optimizing the operational, financial, human resources, and development functions of the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is being established to ensure the additional leadership capacity required to sustain NRLT’s successful growth trajectory. With a focus on organizational development, financial management, procedures and systems, the FOD plays a crucial role in achieving the organization’s mission and goals.

The Director of Finance & Operations works closely with the Executive Director, other key staff, contractors, and partners to facilitate efficient decision-making, effective communication and coordination, and foster a positive and inclusive work environment. The FOD brings an employee oriented and growth mindset and will be part of strengthening NRLT’s conservation mission through mindful, efficient operations, strong financial management, and commitment to organizational excellence. This position requires a person who is organized, detail-oriented, team-driven, technologically savvy, enthusiastic and patient, and thrives in a dynamic environment.