Vermont Land Trust Board Opening

Vermont Land Trust
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Organization Description
Rooted in Vermont since 1977, the Vermont Land Trust has protected more than 620,000 acres of farmland, forestland, and community lands covering over 11% of the state. Much of this land is privately-owned and contributes to our local food, maple and timber products, tourism and recreation, and the vitality of our towns and villages.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

VLT has an internal staff power, privilege and equity working group and the board has a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion commission that has been working on our internal culture, policies, and organizational mission over the past several years.

VLT is also determining how it can better be an ally to historically underserved and marginalized communities through its programmatic efforts, including encouraging equity and justice through its land access work.

Board Terms and Term Limits
A board term is three years and there is a limit of three terms. It isn’t expected that a trustee would need to complete all three terms if they join the board. Trustees are also expected to serve on a committee which would meet virtually (and roughly four times a year as well).
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
The Board meets in person (preferably) four times a year. These meetings are typically a day with the annual retreat having an overnight component.
Stipends for Board Membership
We plan on having stipends but are working with counsel to determine how to structure this program to maximize inclusion and accessibility for board members while remaining compliant with our organizational documents and IRS and Land Trust Alliance accreditation requirements.
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Jessie Estes
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