Job Opening: Outreach Associate

The Deschutes Land Trust has a job opening for a part-time Outreach Associate.

June 7, 2019

The Deschutes Land Trust is seeking a part-time (32 hours/week) Outreach Associate to join its dedicated team!

Who We Are:
The Deschutes Land Trust works cooperatively with local landowners to conserve land for wildlife, scenic views, and local communities. The Land Trust office is in Bend, Oregon, but we conserve and care for land throughout Central Oregon and have more than 9,115 acres of land entrusted to us. We believe in building a community of staff, board, and supporters who come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. Applicants should be able to embrace a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color and others from historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Do:
The Outreach Associate provides support for Land Trust membership and outreach activities. This includes assisting in the effective and accurate processing of gifts in the Land Trust database. It also includes providing administrative and customer service  support for the Land Trust membership program and a variety of Land Trust events. Please see the detailed job description.

What You Need:

  • Passion and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Deschutes Land Trust.
  • 1-3 years experience working in an administrative or development position.
  • Familiarity with database systems; knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
  • Proficiency in current office computer applications and web-based content management systems.
  • Strong attention to detail, particularly in regards to data entry, and commitment to 100% quality.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, meet deadlines, and track details, data, information, and activities.
  • A personable, professional personality and the ability to use tact and diplomacy to communicate and work skillfully and effectively with a diverse community.
  • Flexibility to work in a small, open, and often busy office space.


What We Offer:
The Deschutes Land Trust offers competitive salary and benefits. Part-time staff receive pro-rated benefits including health insurance, a 403B retirement plan with matched contributions, volunteer time off, 20 paid days off annually to start, and 10 paid holidays annually. The position is located in Bend, Oregon and includes occasional event support on evenings and weekends.


Application Process:

This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting on June 24, 2019. Applications will be accepted via email ONLY. No phone calls please. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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 a single email with your application as an attachment to: info@deschuteslandtrust.org with the words "Outreach Associate" in the subject line.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application via return email and contact you as we proceed further into the recruitment and selection process.  We appreciate your interest in the Deschutes Land Trust.