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Job Opening: Community Engagement Associate

The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a Community Engagement Associate to join its team!

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April 2, 2024

The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a Community Engagement Associate to join its dedicated team!

Who We Are:
The Deschutes Land Trust conserves and cares for the lands and waters that sustain Central Oregon, so local communities and the natural world can flourish together for generations to come. Since 1995, the Land Trust has protected more than 18,700 acres throughout Central Oregon for future generations. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are committed to building a conservation community with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. Learn more about our Equity Commitment.

What You’ll Do:
The Community Engagement Associate provides core support for Deschutes Land Trust community engagement activities. This includes assisting with the production and distribution of core communications material (print and digital), implementing social media content and strategies, representing the Land Trust at community events, and providing event registration and support for Land Trust events. The Community Engagement Associate reports to the Community Engagement Manager, but works collaboratively with all Land Trust Staff and Board Members to build support for the Land Trust. Please see the detailed position description.

What You Need:

  • Communication Skills: At least three years’ experience in communications, marketing, or related field, including experience creating content and implementing strategies and campaigns for social media channels. Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and communication skills.

  • Conservation Commitment: Passion and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Deschutes Land Trust.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment: Commitment to applying diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and practices within an organization to your work. Commitment to fostering an inclusive Land Trust community, where people of all identities are represented and feel welcome.

  • Organization Skills: Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, time-management skills, and the ability to create efficiencies. Strong ability to set priorities and meet deadlines to complete projects efficiently and effectively while handling multiple priorities.

  • Technology Skills: Strong grasp of current office computer applications, Google Suite, and social media platforms. Experience with web-based content management systems (Eventbrite, Constant Contact) and design-based programs (Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, InDesign, Canva).

What We Offer:
The Deschutes Land Trust offers competitive salary and benefits to full-time staff. This includes health insurance, a 403B retirement plan with matched contributions, volunteer time off, 20 paid days off annually to start, and 13 paid holidays annually. The Land Trust offers a flexible work location within Central Oregon where employees may work in the office or remotely depending on the requirements of the position.

Compensation: $42,000-$52,000 depending on experience, plus generous benefits.

Application Process:

Applications are due April 26, 2024. Your application should include the following:

  • Cover letter describing your qualifications for and interest in the position.
  • Resume.
  • References (We will contact references only after you have given us permission).


Please send your application as an attachment to: with the words “Community Engagement Associate” in the subject line.

Contact Pat Cohen at the email above if you need an accommodation. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. We will acknowledge receipt of your application via return email and contact you as we proceed further into the recruitment and selection process.

People of color and others from historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Deschutes Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based on race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, religion, ability, or national origin.

We appreciate your interest in the Deschutes Land Trust!