Executive Director: Georgia

Oconee River Land Trust
Athens, GA
Job Category
Full time Positions
60K - 70K
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Oconee River Land Trust seeks a new Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, strategic plan, financial and real assets of ORLT. This includes directing and managing ORLT’s conservation program in Georgia, which includes stewarding existing protected properties, protecting additional parcels, outreach efforts, and developing financial support for ORLT’s mission. These duties are carried out under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors and with the assistance of staff.
The Executive Director must be knowledgeable about land conservation and be able to articulate ORLT’s mission to a variety of constituents. The successful candidate must have the appropriate skills to work effectively, collegially, and collaboratively throughout Georgia. Candidates must have either the experience or requisite knowledge required to engage in land and conservation easement acquisitions. This individual will work with ORLT staff and the ORLT Board of Directors to initiate and complete land protection projects. Candidates must demonstrate strategic vision and possess the ability to develop and achieve long- and short-term goals in collaboration with staff and the board, and grow the organization’s financial basis and community presence. Successful fundraising experience that includes securing major gifts and cultivating individual donors is highly preferred. The successful candidate will possess effective leadership and listening skills and be committed to fostering inclusion among the staff and supporters. The ability to lead a skilled staff and foster a collaborative and welcoming work environment is required. Candidates with executive-level achievement in the fields of conservation, policy, law or related fields are encouraged to apply.
Contact Person
Ken Jarrett, Chairman of the Board
Contact Phone
(706) 552-3138
Contact eMail
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