Mendocino Land Trust

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UPDATED JUNE 28, 2021. This position has been filled.

The Mendocino Land Trust is seeking an administrative assistant to join our small team that makes conservation happen in Mendocino County!


The rate of pay for this position is $20 per hour with prorated (50%) benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays. This is a part-time position at 20 hour per week, with a possibility of increased hours in 6 - 12 months.


When conditions allow this is an office-based position responsible for greeting walk-in visitors during normal business hours. Flexible scheduling is possible, and the scheduled hours may change from week-to-week depending on the needs of the employee and the organization. Work at weekend and evening events will occasionally be required throughout the year. 


Position open until filled with priority given to applications received by Tuesday June 15, 2021.


To apply please send a cover letter and resume to


Please download this pdf for the full job description.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide logistical support to administrative and conservation teams as needed

  • Respond to general inquiries received via phone, email, mail and walk-in visits

  • Communicate effectively and clearly with staff, property owners, potential and current donors and the general public

  • Run local errands including bank, post office and print shop

  • Organize and manage digital files on a shared (Google) drive

  • Maintain organizational calendar, assist with scheduling staff tasks and meetings

  • Log cash receipts and help prepare and submit bank deposits

  • Collect, open, date-stamp and distribute mail

  • Assist with board documents and records - meeting packets, resolutions, etc.

  • Assist with preparing and submitting invoices for conservation grant reimbursement and contract work

  • Provide clerical assistance with conservation projects - copying, filing and transmitting documents, assisting with closing easement and fee land transactions

  • Coordinate and schedule wedding and special event reservations at MLT sites

  • Assist with offsite events including fundraisers and educational outings

  • Process donations - both one-time and recurring - using established donor management system (currently Little Green Light)

  • Print and mail donation acknowledgment letters


Preferred Qualifications


  • Three years of relevant experience

  • Writing and data entry skills

  • Ability to prioritize assignments, meet deadlines and maintain attention to detail

  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential donor information

  • Experience with mail-merge documents, label printing and large-volume mailings

  • Software experience: Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite, donor/customer management systems

    • Experience with both Windows and Mac OS is a plus

  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and own vehicle for local work-related travel. Mileage reimbursement will be provided. MLT-owned vehicles may be available for some trips.

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