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Employment at Vermont Land Trust

Do you love the farms and forests that make Vermont special? Land conservation has played an important role in keeping our rural landscape vibrant. As a statewide, member-supported, nonprofit land conservation organization since 1977, VLT has helped individual landowners, communities, and local land trusts achieve their conservation goals. Our conservation work changes the lives of families, invigorates farms, launches new businesses, maintains scenic vistas, encourages recreational opportunities, and fosters a renewed sense of community.

Executive Assistant to the President

Join Vermont Land Trust, a national leader in land conservation, as Executive Assistant to the President. We invite applications from quick learners who share our commitment to inclusion, curiosity, fairness, and our deep connection to the land and people of Vermont.

Working in our beautiful Montpelier headquarters, you’ll support VLT’s President in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as our organization grows. You will also serve as Corporate Secretary, manage our Board of Trustee communications and meeting logistics, and work closely with our fundraising team to support the President’s work with donors and supporters.

We’re looking for an administrative support professional with a bachelor’s degree and prefer five or more years’ experience of high-level work with senior management. Tell us about your diverse and relevant experience that may be a good substitute and make you the ideal candidate.

The successful candidate has strong communication skills, proven ability to take initiative, superb attention to detail, and delivers high quality work on time. Other key characteristics include excellent judgment, a proven record of working with discretion and confidentiality, ability to respectfully challenge assumptions, and advanced computer skills in a networked PC environment with a focus on the current Microsoft Office suite of programs. We value highly developed emotional intelligence, a strong customer service ethic, effective planning, analytical, and organizational skills, plus a flair for organizing meetings and special events.

We offer an annual salary of $49,209 for this 40-hours-per-week position with excellent benefits and a collaborative work environment that values communication, learning, and growth.

Application deadline is January 31, 2020. To apply, send a cover letter and your resume by email to

VLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Total acres
Farms using
conserved land
Acres of
Catamount Trail
VAST Trail