Executive Director – Feather River Land Trust

Quincy, California

Position Summary:

The Feather River Land Trust (FRLT) is seeking a strategic and dynamic leader to advance our mission to “conserve the lands and waters of the Feather River region and steward their ecological, cultural, and educational values for current and future generations.” The Executive Director is responsible for oversight, execution, and implementation of the mission of FRLT and guides and supports staff in the areas of fundraising, land protection, land management, finance, outreach, and public relations. The Executive Director ensures FRLT maintains accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance, implements sound and ethical business practices, and positively represents the organization with other conservation agencies, landowners, donors, and the public. The Executive Director reports to the FRLT Board of Directors and is responsible for the implementation of strategy as developed and approved by the Board.

Based at the Feather River Land Trust headquarters in Quincy, CA. The position requires occasional travel to various locations throughout Plumas, Sierra, and Lassen counties and several trips each year to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area (mileage reimbursed for regional work travel).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement FRLT’s conservation vision and land protection goals.
  • Safeguard the financial health of the organization.
  • Ensure that all lands protected by FRLT are maintained and/or managed in a fashion that upholds the conservation values for which they were protected.
  • Facilitate the Board in developing FRLT’s Business Plan and Strategic Plan and annually review these plans to revise them as necessary.
  • Supervise lead staff of all departments at FRLT (Development, Land Protection, Stewardship, People and Land, and Finance/Operations) to meet organizational goals.
  • Ensure a standard employee performance evaluation process, and that employees receive consistent feedback and support.
  • Work with department lead staff to identify employee goals, training needs, and career advancement and mentorship opportunities.
  • Ensure a professional workforce, through effective recruitment, development, and retention of quality employees.
  • Maintain FRLT as an accredited land trust by ensuring compliance with all relevant standards and practices and accomplishing on-schedule re-accreditation.
  • Lead annual work planning and budgeting processes across departments.
  • Assist with Board development and recruitment.
  • Represent FRLT at public events, engaging current and potential stakeholders, and promoting FRLT’s mission with partners, donors, and the public.
  • Assist the Development Director with donor relations and fundraising

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