We are hiring!

The Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust is currently accepting applications for the Executive Director position.


Company:       Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust
Executive Director     
May 13, 2019
Type:               Full-time
Reporting:     Board of Directors

Location:         Moncks Corner, SC 

Contact:          Adair Roark, Finance and Marketing Director


The Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust (LBCT), an accredited organization through the Land Trust Alliance, seeks an engaged, results-driven and passionate Executive Director to lead its mission to protect natural, historic resources and special places in the watersheds of the Ashley, Cooper, and Santee Rivers and Four Holes Swamp.  LBCT is rapidly gaining statewide recognition for its growing portfolio of conserved properties that includes critical watersheds and ecosystems, rural and urban open space, and historic properties.

The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and Finance & Marketing Director to set the organization’s strategic direction.  Duties include leading the development of the organization’s annual plan of work, managing and growing a robust portfolio of protected properties, drafting and documenting conservation easements, actively participating in the development and management of the annual budget, fostering relationships with donors and foundations.  The Executive Director will be an advocate for conservation values in the community, serving as a visible leader and partner at the local and state level.


  • Work with board and staff to grow and guide the organization

  • Prepare and implement acquisition and protection strategies, negotiate donations and purchases of conservation easements, draft conservation easements, and oversee the management of all projects to completion

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospects

  • Create budgets and organizational thinking related to overall organizational goals and programs

  • Ensure compliance with national standards and practices for all aspects of the organization

  • Oversee the land trust accreditation renewal process




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

  • Ten (10) years’ experience in the conservation, forestry, or nonprofit sector, with at least three (3) years of organizational leadership

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to cultivate relationships

  • Proficiency in organizing and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment; manages towards clarity and finds solutions




Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust Donates Property for Demonstration Forest

Every day we work with landowners who desire to protect the vision for their property, forever. Those interactions are inspiring and their spirit defines the essence of our work.  Other days, we have the opportunity to leverage our broad base of community contacts to orchestrate an arrangement that benefits even more people.  Yesterday's Post and Courier featured one of those projects. 

Click here to read the full news release. 




Catching the Conservation Fever at Cainhoy

Not many things beat a spring evening on historic property along the Cooper River, especially when the evening includes locally sourced foods and 300 friends in conservation.  Our Woods and Waters River Shindig was a true celebration of the land we work to protect and the people who so generously support that work.

Since 1992, we’ve protected nearly 35,000 acres through easement and acquisition. Our progress is significant, yet the needs are urgent and ongoing.  According to a recent study by the American Farmland Trust, over the last 20 years more than 31 million acres of ag and woodland have been permanently converted to development. At Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust, we embrace a robust economy where conservation of special places is a priority.

That’s where our donors come in. Your gifts to the Woods and Water event including ticket purchases, sponsorships, in kind donations, and financial gifts, totaled more than $45,000.  We are humbled by your kindness and look forward to sharing more conservation success stories with you.