Grants & Communications Coordinator

Columbia Land Trust

White Salmon, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $51,674 – $72,344 annually

The Technical Coordinator will be an integral part of the three person team at Columbia Land Trust dedicated to the East Cascades Oak Partnership (ECOP). This team works with highly engaged partners and a steering committee to conserve, steward, and learn about these complex and fascinating oak systems. ECOP values learning and all sources of knowledge, from casual observation to rigorous academic science, and partners endeavor to translate learning into powerful conservation action. ECOP dedicated staff at Columbia Land Trust consists of a program manager, a technical coordinator, and a grants and communications coordinator

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Essential Duties:

Grant Writing and Reporting (70%):

  • Write grant applications in support of ECOP projects, specifically including those that are part of the OWEB Focused Investment Partnership portfolio, in cooperation with federal, tribal, and state partners
  • Coordinate reporting requirements with partners, write and submit grant reports, communicate with funders and the ECOP Manager regarding changes to budgets, scope of work, or timing of implementation
  • Support the preparation of grant progress presentations to OWEB and partners
  • Maintain annual grants calendar to track proposal and reporting deadlines
  • Maintain and implement ECOP funding plan, including prospecting new opportunities

Outreach Systems (25%):

  • Develop and implement communications tools in support of ECOP’s outreach plan
  • Participate in the creation, execution, and maintenance of ECOP’s Outreach Plan
  • Manage partner access to and use of ECOP’s online and print outreach products and technical support materials
  • Develop efficient, stylized communication and messaging tools for internal use with partners, consistent with ECOP branding and values
  • Coordinate partner working groups in drafting, reviewing, and revising outreach tools for target stakeholder audiences
  • Lead the development and maintenance of an ECOP website that connects partners and the public to important resources. Content will be developed by the ECOP staff team and partners, with web design support from consultants.
  • Support ECOP staff with meetings and events, as needed

Program Administrative Support (5%):

  • Assist with policy and procedure development
  • Participate in annual review, work planning, and budgeting processes
  • Participate in strategic plan update processes
  • Contribute to interface between Columbia Land Trust and ECOP

Supporting Activities and Knowledge

  • Develop knowledge on local, regional, and national issues related to East Cascades Oak Partnership’s work to effectively represent the partnership
  • Engage with culturally diverse groups of stakeholders including donors, volunteers, and community partners in a manner that is welcoming and inclusive
  • Responsibly maintain records and follow strict funder confidentiality and security of funder records
  • Research and support best practices in all aspects of grants funding
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with all partnership stakeholders; including the ability to communicate effectively and in a timely, organized fashion
  • Ability to manage multiple complex budgets, timelines, and processes concurrently
  • Understand OWEB grant rules and guidelines and ensure adherence to OWEB and Columbia Land Trust policies
  • Familiarity with adhering to a brand voice and meeting deadlines
  • Attend tours and events to capture content and stories
  • Enthusiasm to contribute creative content and storytelling ideas
  • Desire to research social media engagement best practices and to stay up to date with evolving features, analytics, and other tools
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation with stakeholders across the organization

Organizational Support
Land Trust staff support a broad range of organizational activities such as participating in Board of Directors meetings, learning about and engaging with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work, and involvement on staff committees.

Columbia Land Trust expects applicants will have skills and experience relevant to the work listed above. However, applicants are not expected to have experience in all tasks to apply for the position. The ideal candidate will value learning, is curious about nature and people, can translate science and community input into an actionable management pathway, has a good foundation in ecology, experience with natural area management and/or restoration, project management experience, problem solving skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners. Columbia Land Trust is prepared to provide training to ensure qualified candidates have the skills to accomplish the work safely and effectively.

To thrive in this job, the qualified candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A background in grant writing and reporting either through related experience or education/training
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage complex calendars
  • Ability to read and write reports and professional correspondence
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with audiences and incorporate feedback as needed
  • Ability to respond constructively and patiently to partner requests, issues, and concerns
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Ability to relay technical information in an accurate and engaging way
  • A genuine enthusiasm for the mission, values, and work of Columbia Land Trust and the East Cascades Oak Partnership
  • Interest in or familiarity with tribal sovereignty, history, current events, and relationships in the Pacific Northwest 


Healthy, happy staff are an important element of our success and we strongly believe in and support a work/life balance. Columbia Land Trust offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and a supportive and positive work environment. The full salary range for this position is $51,674 – $72,344 annually. Based on our internal equity review and candidate’s qualifications the estimated starting salary will typically be between $51,674 – $62,009 annually. The Land Trust benefits package includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Columbia Land Trust pays 100% of health and dental insurance premiums for three-quarter to full-time employees; voluntary benefits include a Section 125 -FSA and long-term disability. We also offer a match (up to 5% of annual salary) to our 401(K) retirement plan.


Columbia Land Trust requires its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters and has practices in place to mitigate exposure. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are unable to receive the vaccine due to a medical condition or religious belief.


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To be considered for the Grants & Communications Coordinator position, please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to the email or mailing addresses listed below. We will not contact your references without notifying you first.

Please include descriptions of the following in your cover letter:

  • Your interest in and relevant experience for this position, and where it fits within your career objectives; and,
  • Your commitment to, and experience with, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applications for this position will be accepted through November 9th, 2022. Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2022.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.