Lead a bold expansion of this 37-year-old organization’s impact and reach to use the power of land conservation—in both traditional and new ways—to enhance the quality of life for everyone with a connection to the Stowe area.
Are you an inspiring, creative, and visionary leader passionate about protecting community forests, farms, recreation, scenic, and other natural resources for future generations? Do you also thrive on collaborating directly with dedicated staff and board members, public and private organizations, and volunteers to work side-by-side in accomplishing shared goals? Does the idea of building an organization and advancing a bold 5-year strategic plan on a diversity of initiatives excite and engage you? If so, Stowe Land Trust’s (SLT’s) Executive Director opportunity may be a great match for your talents and personal and professional aspirations.
Individuals seeking additional insights before applying may request a confidential exploratory via this website. The search committee will consider candidates on a rolling basis for interviews starting in late winter. A PDF of this posting can be found here.
SLT’s board of directors seeks individuals capable of advancing the organization’s vision; ensuring its financial health and stability; leading long-range planning and goal setting; and leading collaboratively to execute on SLT's strategic goals with staff and board members, all while upholding SLT's core values: Access for All, Collaboration, Community, Equity & Inclusion, Innovation, Next Generation, and Sustainability.
Key responsibilities include:
The E.D. will also champion key goals and actions laid out in the strategic plan:
Advancing this work will require holding a compelling vision while also overseeing the timely completion of concurrent projects, building relationships while working hands-on to advance initiatives, being comfortable with the ambiguity that accompanies growth and change, and thriving in an entrepreneurial and highly collaborative environment.
KEY AREAS OF OVERSIGHT & RESPONSIBILITY
Land Protection | Stewardship | Organizational Leadership and Management Fundraising | Community Relations | Board Partnership | Finance and Operations
In addition to the qualifications outlined below, consideration will be given to candidates demonstrating a comparable set of qualifications acquired through a combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and Experience
Skills and Abilities
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Stowe Land Trust offers a competitive total compensation package including:
ABOUT STOWE LAND TRUST
Stowe Land Trust is a local, member-supported, non-profit 501(c)(3) land conservation organization operating in Stowe, Vermont. SLT currently has a team of 4 people and has budgeted 3 more full-time staff in the areas of fundraising, land conservation, and community engagement, to be hired by the new Executive Director.
SLT has conserved over 4,500 acres of land since 1987—protecting spectacular viewsheds, extensive trail networks, and the working farms and forests that are important to the Stowe area community. We have also collaborated with partners to conserve an additional 2,600 acres in the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor and along the Worcester Range. In 2022, we adopted an ambitious Strategic Plan that outlines our approach to conservation, stewardship, and the overall sustainability of our organization. stowelandtrust.org/about/strategic-plan
Stowe’s rich network of conserved land is a prime reason why so many people choose to live, work, and play here. These places have been permanently protected because of the benefits they bring to our community—high quality recreational opportunities, scenic views, a working rural landscape, and a local economy supported by the area's natural resources. We work to protect these surroundings, and to foster a strong conservation ethic among residents and visitors alike. Read about our impact in the most recent annual report.
Stowe Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer