The Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) seeks an Executive Director with a passion for land conservation and a deep appreciation for its benefits to the people of North Carolina today and to future generations.
Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2017 or until position is filled.
CTNC is an organization with a strong reputation for integrity and a willingness to stay innovative and forward-thinking, including taking a leadership role in promoting diversity and equity in conservation and access. Unique among its national peers, CTNC is a land trust that also supports the work of the state’s 23 other independent land trusts with technical assistance, loans for land and easement purchases, grant funding, advocacy with local, state and national policy makers, and building public awareness.
Founded in 1996, CTNC has a staff of 12, and an annual operating budget of $1.7 million and, to date, has protected 33,376 acres in 64 locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Statewide, NC land trusts have conserved more than 428,936 acres in 2,751 places; many of these projects have been supported by $14 million in grants and $12 million in loans distributed by CTNC.
The next Executive Director must be an exceptional leader and successful manager, strong on strategy and planning, a proven fundraiser and experienced with building collaborative relationships inside the organization and with the community.