Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Longleaf Alliance Seeking President

The Longleaf Alliance, Inc.
            The Longleaf Alliance, Inc. (LLA, Inc) is seeking a President to lead 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 an executive 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 who has a minimum of 5 to 8 yearsexperience, preferably within the longleaf region, in managing natural resource conservation focused organization(s) and, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree.  The President 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.  The ideal candidate would have experience in:fundraising, nonprofit management, and in natural resource conservation and/or land management in the southeastern United States.
            The President will be responsible for: 1) coordinating and leading fundraising efforts required to support annual operations through major gifts, grants, general support, and events; 2) acting as liaison to the Board of Directors; 3) providing support to the Vice-President of Operations in managing staff, interns, and volunteers; 4) working with the Vice-President for Business in managing budgets and finances; 5) working with researchers and outreach staff to identify and set priorities related to longleaf and associated wildlife and ecosystem values and management; 6) seeking funding to support such research and outreach; 7) expanding public information efforts; and 8) interacting with new and existing partners in the longleaf conservation effort.  The position will likely require extensive travel, most but not all within the longleaf region. The President will report to the Board of Directors of the Longleaf Alliance, Inc.
            Position will be located in the Southeast at a location agreed upon by the candidate and the Board of Directors.  Position will require significant travel.
            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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