Board of Directors Recruitment

The Greenbelt Land Trust Board of Directors is responsible for providing strategic guidance and oversight for the organization.  This includes working with staff on formulating its mission, helping to develop the overall direction of the work, and ensuring that the finances, operations, and policies of the organization are well managed.  Board members work together during monthly board meetings and on individual committees to get this done.

Greenbelt is seeking candidates to serve on committees and on the Board. We are looking for individuals with a passion for Greenbelt’s mission and goals who can draw on their professional and personal experiences to help guide the organization.

Greenbelt’s Board of Directors is a group of high-functioning, committed, actively engaged community leaders.  We have developed a list of recruitment criteria that describe the experiences and skills we are looking for in new Board members.

In 2021, Greenbelt adopted a strategic framework that centers climate resilience, social justice, and community well-being in our conservation work. You can read our strategic framework which further describes our organizational values and goals HERE. All board positions at Greenbelt Land Trust are active in the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), and will participate in efforts to integrate the values of EDI into Greenbelt’s daily operations and program governance. We are committed to a diverse and equitable board and staff and encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Board terms generally start in February of a given year and require a commitment of about 6-8 hours/month.  Board members serve for at least one 2-year term and may serve a maximum of four terms before mandatory 2 years off.  Committee members serve for 1-year terms and may be reappointed annually.

We also have a Student Board position with a one year term.  For more information see here.

If you would like more information about serving on a committee or on the Board, please contact the Greenbelt office to be connected to a member of the Board Recruitment Committee.

To apply, please fill out the form below and someone from Greenbelt will reach out to you within a week.  Thank you for your interest!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jessica McDonald, Executive Director (