Sunday, January 22, 2012

Longleaf Alliance Job Opening

Position Announcement

Vice-President for Operations
The Longleaf Alliance, Inc.

            The Longleaf Alliance, Inc. (LLA, Inc) is seeking a Vice-President for Operations to guide the day to day activities of the organization as it moves forward.  The mission of the LLA, Inc is the restoration, management and conservation of longleaf pine ecosystems and their social, economic, and ecological values as a significant component of the southeastern forest landscape.  This established mission has been and will continue to be accomplished by working closely with a wide range of constituents – forest landowners, biologists, foresters, NGO’s, and public natural resource agencies.  We seek a proven and competent supervisor to interact with both the staff and the President to lead the LLA, Inc. through a major program-building phase as the organization increases its capacity to interact with a variety of existing partnerships and to form new partnerships.
            The LLA, Inc seeks an experienced, dynamic and collaborative leader with a minimum of 5 to 8 years experience within the longleaf region in managing or studying natural resources with familiarity and knowledge specific to longleaf ecosystems.  At a minimum, the position would require an undergraduate degree in forestry, wildlife biology, or other related natural resources field and work experience in those fields.   The candidate must have an excellent personal and professional reputation and credibility in the conservation community, and have demonstrated the ability to create effective relationships with board and staff, landowners, donors, state and federal agencies, NGO’s and other key constituencies.  The position requires strong organizational, supervisory, and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.  Candidates should have adequate proficiency in computer skills, including spreadsheets, word processing, database management and GIS applications.             
The Vice President for Operations will be responsible for: 1) coordinating day to day activities of the staff;  2) assisting with provision of technical assistance to landowners and land managers; 3) assisting with academies, workshops, and field days; 4) working with the President to secure funding for the organization; 5) maintaining and/or developing working relationships with professional and stakeholder communities; 6) reviewing staff performance and development; 7) assisting with website development and maintenance, newsletter production, and technical publications; 8) and working closely with the Vice-President for Business in budgeting, grant administration, and tracking of accounts.  The position will likely require some travel, most but not all within the longleaf region.  Position will be located at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center near Andalusia in south central Alabama.
            Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes an appropriate benefits package.  Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Rhett Johnson, President
The Longleaf Alliance, Inc.
Post Office Box 1796
Andalusia, AL  36420

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