Executive Director (Nov. 2019)

The Land Stewardship Project is seeking an executive director. The current executive director is retiring after a number of years with the organization, three of them in his current role. He is planning to work with the next executive director to support the transition, and LSP’s board of directors is committed to providing support, including executive coaching, if desired. Our search is being led by a transition committee of five board members, and supported by a search consultant.

We are seeking an experienced leader who is deeply committed to building power in rural areas, has a proven interest in environmental stewardship of the land, and has a dedication to economic justice and gender and racial equity. As the ongoing farm crisis is destroying rural communities and small- and mid-sized farms all over our country, we seek someone who can drive our bold five-year plan and our efforts to align our program areas and expertise in a way that expands what we’re doing well, but also addresses the serious challenges our members and communities face.

The executive director will lead the board, a staff of more than 30 working in three offices across the state, and a strong membership and donor base. LSP's executive director will also serve as the director of the Land Stewardship Action Fund (LSAF), a 501(c)4 organization that was formed in 2018 to allow us to directly engage with political candidates and issues to advance our agenda.

Please note that while we are posting the position seeking one executive director, the transition committee is open to considering applications from two or more individuals seeking to co-lead the organization.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 23, 2019. For a full job announcement and details on applying, click here.

Temporary Administrative Assistant (Oct. 2019)

The Land Stewardship Project is seeking a person to provide reception and administrative assistance to the Minneapolis office and the operations and human resources manager. This person is the initial point person both internally and externally for the office and the organization. This is a 20-hour per week position, and will last three to six months, with the possibility of permanent hire. The application deadline is Nov. 8. A full job description is here.

Volunteer for LSP

The Land Stewardship Project literally could not fulfill its mission without the hard work of our volunteers. Volunteers help us do everything from stuff envelopes and make telephone calls to enter data and set up logistics for meetings. If you’d like to volunteer in one of our offices, contact:

• Montevideo, Minn.—Terry VanDerPol, 320-269-2105,

• Lewiston, Minn. — Karen Benson, 507-523-3366,

• Minneapolis, Minn. — Elizabeth Makarewicz, 612-722-6377,