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Legal Assistant

Are you interested in helping our nationally recognized nonprofit organization conserve Vermont’s farms and forests? We are looking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant who will coordinate and carry out a wide range of legal and technical support functions related to processing land conservation transactions. Working from our Montpelier headquarters, the Legal Assistant will:

  • Send documents for recording and disseminate recorded documents, following established policies and procedures. Notify staff of pertinent information.
  • Understand easements and enter relevant data into the stewardship database.
  • Organize the process for obtaining Board of Trustee project- and stewardship-related approvals and coordinate input from necessary staff.
  • Prepare various documents, including Governor’s Acceptance and pre-close memos, for Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) farm projects, and assemble related materials for submission to partners.
  • Order title work for easement purchase and donation projects; draft other title-related correspondence and review title work as requested.
  • Confer regularly with VLT staff to coordinate project cost codes, files, and related implementation activities, systems, and information exchange. Investigate and resolve related problems.
  • Write project descriptions for internal and external audiences.

The successful candidate will bring the following characteristics to his or her work:

  • a desire to learn and grow to the workplace
  • organization and attention to detail
  • strong communication skills
  • very strong computer skills


Associate’s Degree in Business, Legal Studies, or a similar discipline, along with one to three years of relevant experience, including at least two years of legal secretarial, legal assistant or paralegal training/experience. Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. Another combination of education and experience providing comparable knowledge and skills may be acceptable.

Annual salary: $36,143 plus an excellent benefits package.

Application Information

To apply, send your cover letter and resume by January 5, 2015 to Search Committee - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please let us know where you first noticed the ad for this position.

Vermont Land Trust is a statewide, member-supported, nonprofit land conservation organization. Since 1977, the Vermont Land Trust has permanently conserved more than 1,800 parcels of land covering 540,000 acres, or nearly nine percent of the private, undeveloped land in the state. The conserved land includes more than 775 working farms, hundreds of thousands of acres of productive forestland, and numerous parcels of community lands. This conservation work changes the lives of families, invigorates farms, launches new businesses, maintains scenic vistas, encourages recreational opportunity, and fosters a renewed sense of community.

VLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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