COSA HIRING: Conservation Director Position at Montezuma Land Conservancy

Good afternoon COSA folks,

We have a wonderful position available for the right individual. Montezuma Land Conservancy is now hiring for our Conservation Director. See below for more information. Full job description is attached.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 25th, by 5pm

Are you passionate about protecting natural resources and improving land stewardship? Do you enjoy working outdoors, working with people, and collaborating to improve the environment? Want to work for an innovative organization in beautiful Southwest Colorado?

The Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) is hiring a full-time Conservation Director to join our dynamic, fun, and caring team. Based in Cortez, Colorado, MLC is one of the state’s premier locally led conservation organizations working to change lives through land conservation, protect important lands in our region, and lead nationally recognized programs. Since 1998, MLC has worked with landowners on 91 conservation easements totaling over 46,000 acres throughout Southwest Colorado. In addition to our land protection program, MLC continues to develop innovative community engagement programs alongside our local, statewide, and national partners including our education center at Fozzie’s Farm, equitable land access program, and our cross-cultural program with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

Our nine person staff work together to ensure a deep culture of care within the organization, a healthy and safe working environment, and a curiosity for exploring ways to think differently about the work of a land trust.

Still interested?

We seek a motivated, creative, and passionate person to join our small team with a big vision. The Conservation Director leads the development of new conservation easement and land stewardship projects, oversees MLC’s annual easement monitoring, maintains landowner relationships, assists in cross-cultural lands projects, and works alongside MLC’s staff to develop and advance creative ways to connect people to land stewardship and conservation.

Thank you

With dedication and gratitude,

Travis Custer (He/him/his)

Executive Director

Phone970-565-1664 Mobile 719-250-0535


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This communication is offered with the understanding that neither Montezuma Land Conservancy nor the writer are engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or tax advice or service. If such advice or expert assistance is required, the services of experienced professional advisors should be sought.

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