CNY Land Trust Announces Search for Executive Director

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Job Title:           Executive Director
Reports to:       CNYLT Board of Directors

Job Summary: The Executive Director leads the CNYLT land conservation efforts, guides stewardship, supervises staff, manages finances, nurtures key fundraising relationships, and works collaboratively with an active and dedicated Board of Directors.  The Executive Director must be committed to land conservation, demonstrate comfort working with different constituencies, and effectively represent the Trust in the community. He/she must continually demonstrate self-direction, strategic and effective management skills in an environment with multiple priorities and schedules.   The Executive Director serves as chief executive of Central New York Land Trust (CNYLT), and in partnership with the Board, is responsible for the success of CNYLT. Together, the Board and Executive Director ensure CNYLT’s relevance to the community, the accomplishment of CNYLT’s mission and vision, and the accountability of CNYLT to its diverse constituents.

The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director and he/she has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The Executive Director provides direction and facilitation to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.

The initial appointment will be half-time (20 hours per week) with a focus on Planning, Finance, Development plus Communication and Outreach. As the position moves to full-time in less than two years, all responsibilities listed below will need to be covered.


Responsibilities: The Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning for and administering a program providing service to clients in accordance with the Land Trust’s stated purpose and in such a manner that optimum results are achieved in relation to the resources of the land trust.  The Executive Director operates under the general direction of the Land Trust’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the oversight of all operations of the Trust, maintaining professional standards for nonprofits and following established standards and practices for land trusts.

Please click on the following link to view the complete job description:  Job Description — CNYLT Executive Director.  Interested candidates may send a cover application letter and resume to CNY LT board members Margaret Bocsor at mbocsor@twcny.rr.com and Richard Smardon at rsmardon@esf.edu.