Location Sacramento
Job-type Permanent
Salary $180,000 - $220,000
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Ready to roll up your sleeves and make a real, visible difference?

Acre is supporting Land Life in their search for a Director to lead the charge in North America. Join the dynamic, fast-growing team and become a leader who transforms thousands of acres from barren wastelands to thriving ecosystems.

Land Life is an international scale-up company with over 10 years of experience in the nature restoration industry. Last year, they planted 3.5 million trees worldwide and received honors, including being named an UpLink Top Innovator at the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos, a featured speaker at New York Climate Week and COP.

They are on a mission to restore our planet's 5 billion acres of degraded land, by planting the right trees, at the right time and in the right place; leveraging technology every step of the way, and unlocking carbon and other new markets to fund this work. The team is global, the impact is significant, and now, they are looking for a dynamic Director for North America to lead and grow results. This is an opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on local communities and biodiversity, and to use nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt our planet to climate change.

This year, in North America, Land Life will restore more than 3,000 acres of forest lost to wildfires. Their ambition doesn't stop there - they are expanding their impact, projecting growth to 25,000 acres of restoration annually in the next 5 years. At the heart of their efforts in North America is a dedicated team of 6 professionals, set to grow to 10-15 staff in the next 18 months. This team works together to foster collaboration with local communities and partners; engage public and private landowners to implement high-quality, nature restoration; and partner with major companies and investors to unlock private markets to restore nature.

As the Director, you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the strategy to achieve these ambitious targets. You will build and lead the team in North America and steward Land Life Company's business. The role is tailor-made for those with an entrepreneurial mindset, who find joy in navigating the commercial, operational and technical aspects of a growing, mission-driven business in nature restoration. Those who thrive in strategic thinking, connecting with partners, building teams and organizations, and innovating to respond to some of the largest conservation issues facing our planet will be successful in this role.


  • Build and adapt the North American strategy in alignment with the Company's global priorities, work with colleagues locally and internationally to create region-specific strategies that set a clear path for growth.

  • Cultivate a robust pipeline of projects to meet customer demand, scaling our mission and our outcomes year after year.

  • Oversee projects with a keen eye on safety, timeliness, budget, and innovative use of technology.

  • Elevate Land Life's presence, embodying our mission at events and conferences.

  • Forge strong internal partnerships across international geographies by serving as a senior member of the international organization - providing expertise and input to shape the future of the organization as a whole.

  • Inspire and grow a team in North America dedicated to scaling our vision.

  • Work with colleagues to develop commercial opportunities and explore new market mechanisms.

  • Manage all facets of the North American entity, including budgets, payroll, and contracting.


  • 10+ years experience in management, organizational leadership, business scale-ups, and/or sustainability/conservation efforts.

  • Deep knowledge of nature restoration, climate solutions, or other market mechanisms.

  • A relevant network that spans companies, governments, NGOs in North America.

  • Financials and strategic acumen.

  • Demonstrated leadership excellence with a talent for independent, well-informed decision-making.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with a history of achieving goals.

  • A clear communicator, with strong stakeholder relations.

  • Demonstrated success in growing, managing and developing teams.

Land Life also offers a competitive salary range and benefits package, including 20 days vacation, 10 holidays, and continuation of full salary payment during the first 26 weeks of any extended illness. Other benefits include coverage of up to 100% of health insurance, a 401K with 3% contribution from Land Life - no match or vesting required, and potential for bonuses.

Land Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We know we are better when there is diverse representation, experience and thinking in our organization. That's why we are committed to nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search. We encourage women, non-traditional leaders, people of color, and people from underrepresented groups to apply. If you need special accommodations to apply please let us know.