NWRA seeks candidates for a new full-time staff position that is dedicated to furthering the growth, goals and objectives of Partners for Conservation, a group of private landowners and managers who have come together to build support for collaborative conservation efforts across the nation.
Title: Executive Director, Partners for Conservation
Purpose: The Executive Director, Partners for Conservation is a new full-time staff position with the National Wildlife Refuge Association that is dedicated to furthering the growth, goals and objectives of Partners for Conservation (PFC), a group of private landowners and managers who have come together to build support for collaborative conservation efforts across the nation.
The Executive Director will report to NWRA’s Vice President for Conservation Programs and will work in close consultation with the Partners for Conservation Board Chair. NWRA’s VP for Conservation Programs and the PFC Board will provide oversight of the position. NWRA and PFC will work with the Executive Director to develop and annual work plan. It is envisioned that over time Partners for Conservation will grow into a sustaining organization and the Executive Director will be an integral part of planning and implementing that organizational growth and evolution.
Major Areas of Responsibility
• Program Operations
• Communications – Internal and External
• Organizational Development
• Budget and Fundraising
• Advancing Collaborative Landscape Conservation Initiatives
Characteristics of a Successful Candidate
PFC and NWRA seek for this position a seasoned professional who understands landowner and stewardship issues, is familiar with public agencies, possesses good business sense, and is eager to help build an exciting new organization. The successful candidate must work well independently and be willing to take initiative, must be comfortable and effective when communicating with a variety of audiences, and must be collaborative in nature.
Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2013.
The application package should include a concise resume of experience with emphasis on demonstrating evidence that the candidate meets both the required qualifications and characteristics of a successful candidate listed in this position announcement. Please include three references familiar with the candidate’s professional accomplishments.
Please submit applications by email to Anne Truslow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Wildlife Refuge Association is an equal opportunity employer.
Read full job description here.
Read more about Partners for Conservation here.