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Blue Ridge Conservancy. |
|Type of Employment:||Full Time|
|Industries:||Nonprofit Charitable Organizations|
|Required Education:||Bachelors Degree|
The Blue Ridge Conservancy is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to work with willing landowners and local communities to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational, and scenic value in Northwest North Carolina. Created through the merger in 2010 of the Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust and the High Country Conservancy, BRC has protected over 20,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties.
In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC’s efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain. BRC continues to help Elk Knob State Park and Grandfather Mountain State Park expand their borders, and led the way in establishing a 2,900-acre State Game Land preserve on Pond Mountain in Ashe County. BRC partners with private landowners to voluntarily protect farmland and lands with scenic and ecological value, as well as with state, federal and private partners to expand the public’s access to land with significant recreational, cultural, and ecological value. Currently, BRC is leading the Middle Fork Greenway project, a pedestrian and cycling trail along the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the New River connecting Boone and Blowing Rock, NC.
Role of the Executive Director
BRC seeks to fill the position of Executive Director, a full-time post that reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for all operations of BRC, including the development and implementation of BRC’s Strategic Plan. Working with a strong volunteer board and dedicated staff, the Executive Director helps shape the future of the organization, ensuring compliance with the standards and practices of The Land Trust Alliance (LTA). Responsibilities include administration and coordination of all programs and activities of the organization including land protection, membership development, fundraising, community relations and financial management.
The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a passion for our mission and the vision to move us forward in impactful and varied ways. He/she is community-oriented, understands and appreciates the culture of the High Country, and thrives in the role of public spokesperson for BRC in the region and beyond. Further, the ideal candidate is supportive of staff, empowering them to excel while working alongside them, and has the relational skills to forge partnerships, resolve conflicts, and secure outside support for the organization.
Essential Duties and Functions
Required skills and competencies for the position include:
Procedure for Candidacy
The Blue Ridge Conservancy has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications must be submitted via email to email@example.com. Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. All material will be confidential. Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.
|Company Name:||Blue Ridge Conservancy|