The Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust is currently accepting applications for the Executive Director position.
Company: Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust
Position: Executive Director
Posted: May 13, 2019
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