Join team PPLT as our new Development Manager

Prickly Pear Land Trust is hiring a Development Manager. Interested in joining our team, or know someone who is qualified? Send them our way!

Job Title: Development Manager
Location: Helena, Montana, USA
Prickly Pear Land Trust

Come work with Prickly Pear Land Trust! PPLT is one of a handful of robust, regional Land Trusts in Montana. PPLT’s three main program areas include: Trails, Lands, and Community Conservation.

PPLT has a deep history of partnerships with public and private landowners – projects over the years have built-out a nationally-renowned public land estate in Helena’s South Hills, with one of the best trail systems in the region. On a run, hike or ride in the South Hills, you cross lands owned by the Forest Service, City of Helena, Bureau of Land Management and private citizens, but never leave a PPLT-managed trail.

Through private land conservation easements and the occasional fee-title purchase, PPLT’s lands program works with local working ranch families to guarantee vital open space and habitat are protected against subdivision and development. We make conservation a viable financial option.

In our Community Conservation program, PPLT seeks to engage people in our service area, helping encourage more people to get involved and outside, regardless of age or ability. Delivering services like those at our Tenmile Creek Park – creek access, trails, or education amenities – to underserved segments of the community is key to expanding the “conservation tent”.

Prickly Pear Land Trust offers competitive compensation, retirement and healthcare benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment.

The Position

The Development Manager works on a variety of relationship and fund development activities to ensure PPLT is able to continue to expand our conservation and recreation work within the community. The primary role of this position is to broaden PPLT’s fund development program via collaborative work with other staff, primarily supporting the Executive Director’s fundraising activities, and working with the Board of Directors. A successful Development Manager will vision and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan and calendar each year with strategies to broaden engagement with existing donors and prospective donors, and will provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives including major gifts, planned giving, corporate partnership, special events, and grant writing and management.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities




This full- time position requires some evening and weekend time. Starting salary is very competitive and will depend on experience. Our workplace is an inclusive, supportive, and positive one.


Email a PDF or Word cover letter, resume and reference list to Sue McNicol and Lanie White, [email protected] and [email protected]

Please contact Sue McNicol, PPLT Office Manager with any questions at (406)442-0490.

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