Executive Director

  • Senior-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 July 2020
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • Closing on 5 August 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Community Conservation Inc. seeks an Executive Director. Since 1985, Community Conservation has successfully catalyzed 27 projects in 15 countries, protecting over 1.5 million acres, based on the work of our founder, Dr. Rob Horwich. In 2017, Dr. Horwich passed away and a board member stepped into the role of director and successfully transitioned the organization. Community Conservation is now ready to enter a new phase of growth and expansion.

Community Conservation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization currently located in Gays Mills, Wisconsin. Reporting to a five-member Board of Directors, the executive director oversees two part-time staff and a budget of ~$125,000.

The position calls for a thoughtful, creative, strategic, and decisive leader and spokesperson with a passion for and experience in community conservation. Skills in collaboration and partnership development are critical, particularly in an international context. The position requires demonstrated leadership and management experience, and a commitment to lead the organization through growth and change. Communications and fundraising skills are essential, as is a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A full position description is at http://communityconservation.org/edsearch/. Inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resumes, 1-3-page letters of interest responding to the objectives outlined above, and at least 3 references) should be sent electronically to applications@communityconservation.org.

About the Organization

Community Conservation catalyzes, facilitates, and empowers local people to manage and conserve natural resources within the social, cultural, and economic context of their communities and facilitates widespread, global adoption of community-based conservation. We envision a world built on democracy and trust in which governments, non-government organizations (NGO’s) and communities work together to protect areas where people live and work, to promote sustainable use of their natural resources and to maintain a system of forests and ecosystems that contribute to healthy global biodiversity.

At Community Conservation, we believe that local people are the best stewards of their lands. We promote the highest level of participation on the part of the local community, and encourage the formation of community-based organizations that empower local people to manage their own projects and lands with minimal outside influence.

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