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