Executive Director


Five Rivers Conservation Trust is a land trust in Concord, New Hampshire dedicated to
the
conservation
and protection of
important open space in sixteen towns in five New
Hampshire watersheds. Five Rivers currently has easements on or ownership of 61
properties totaling
more than
3,800 acres. In the last five of its twenty-five year history,
Five Rivers has
experienced
a 74% growth in properties protected
and anticipates further
consistent expansion.
Position
Description
Executive Director
Location:
Five Rivers Conservation Trust
,
31 Warren Street, Concord NH 03301
Employee Type:
Full Time, Exempt
This position reports to:
Chair
of the
Board of
Trustees
General Position Description:
The Executive Director
represents
Five Rivers
throughout the comm
unity. The
Executive Director
works with the Board
of Trustees
and
its
Committees in developing and implementing goals for organizational development,
fundraising, membership cultivation,
communication
and land conservation.
Additional
responsibilities
are to ensure the efficient operation of the organization, including but not
limited to administration of all grants, budgets, donor database, conservation land records
and volunteer programs
.
The Executive Director
inspires
and leads
staff and volunteers,
advises
and informs
the
Board
of
Trustees,
and champions
the
organization’s
mission,
vision,
and community presence.
Key Responsibilities
Include
:

Serve as spokesperson
for
Five Rivers
and
promote its mission
, programs, and
values
.

Establish and build strong cooperative
partnerships
with community groups,
funding
donors,
easement donors,
volunteers,
municipal
officials, and the press.

Build strong relationships with the Board of Trustees.
Stay current with
developments in the land trust community and communicate with the Board on
new land conservation developments, programs,
and funding
.

Lead and
direct
staff
and volunteers
to accomplish the goals of
Five Rivers
.

Spearhead fundraising efforts, including
guiding staff,
the Board of Trustees, and
volunteers to embrace and support
the Five Rivers Development Plan.
Ensure
adequate funds from diverse, ongoing revenue streams to sustain and further the
mission and programs of Five Rivers.

Identify and initiate land conservation projects in collaboration with
the Land
Protection and Stewardship Committee.

Seek out and pursue funding for land conservation projects in collaboration with
the Land Protection and Stewardship Committee.

Contribute to
various written communications
,
including contributing to periodic
newsletters (both hard copy and electronic)
and
press releases
.

Assist in
the implementation and periodic assessment of
Five Rivers’ s
trategic
plan
including goals, objectives, and timelines.

Prepare
the annual
budget
with input from
Committees
and
effectively manage
resources within
budget guidelines
.

Work with the Board of Trustees to ensure
Five Rivers is
compliant with relevant
nonprofit regulations
and
Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices,
and is
transparent and accurate in all its records and
documents.

Guide the organization successfully through the process of
Land Trust
Accreditation
.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required Include
:

Dedication and commitment to
the
Five
Rivers
mission and values
for land
conservation, stewardship, and public awareness
engagement
activities
.

A working knowledge of land conservation tools and procedures
adequate
to
communicate with potential conservation easement donors, funders
,
and
collaborators.

Outstanding leadership
, networking, and motivational
skills
.

Exceptional interpersonal, verbal
,
and written communication skills, including
public speaking. Strong knowledge of social media.

Minimum five
years
of
experience in
nonprofit
management at a leadership level
.

Broad
experience
in planning, budgeting
,
organization administrative and
financial management,
and working with a
n active, engaged
board of
trustees.

Extensive
and demonstrated successful
experience in fundraising including
planning,
prospect development, donor stewardship
,
and grants.

Demonstrated ability to build donor and community relationships.

Knowledge of nonprofit accounting
principles and financial procedures
.
Educational Requirements
:

Bachelor’s degree

Graduate degree preferred
Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an office
environment
(70%)
and out of doors
(30%)
. Position requires the ability to work outdoors and to
navigate
rough, steep
terrain on foot. Use of a personal vehicle for work
-
related travel in the service area, a
valid Driver’s License, and occasional travel
out of the service area are required.
* * * * *
Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and current resume to
execdirposition5RCT@gmail.com
.
Application review begins
April
7
, 2014
, and the
announcement
will remain open until the
position
has been
filled.

Concord, New Hampshire
2014-04-06
Five Rivers Conservation Trust
exec. director
execdirposition5RCT@gmail.com

31 Warren Street,
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
United States
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