Executive Director

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Published: January 16, 2019
Location
Rolling Hills Estates, California
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director / Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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Description

~ Since its founding in 1988, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (Conservancy) has protected nearly 1600 acres of open space as nature preserves on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. ~

Our vision is the creation and management of large blocks of natural open space where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment, and where locally native plants and animals will exist in a secure environment.

In complement to the land preservation, the Conservancy operates two nature centers and facilitates and delivers educational programming to school groups in the field and the community at large in a variety of settings. We encourage strong community involvement and support by connecting people of all ages with the land through nature walks, innovative environmental education programs, and outdoor stewardship volunteer opportunities.

Position Overview

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy seeks an Executive Director (ED) to provide professional oversight of the organization and its professional staff ensuring that the land trust is managed effectively to achieve its mission.

Responsibilities

  • The ED will oversee each of the land trust’s main program areas, including land protection, land stewardship, and environmental education.
  • The ED will work with the Development Director to identify, sustain, and cultivate new sources of philanthropic support, including major donor gifts, foundation support, planned giving, and business donations.
  • The ED will oversee the fiscal operations of the organization.
  • Together with the Board of Directors, the ED will be able to articulate and convey a vision for the future of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and translate strategic goals into achievable objectives.
  • The ED must be able to provide leadership and identity for the organization within our service area.
  • He or she will maintain and expand strong relationships with our members, land and easement donors, financial supporters, government officials, and foundation partners.

Qualifications

  • The ED must be a strong leader, excellent communicator, and dedicated team builder, and uphold the highest ethical standards at all times.

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