Essential Functions. As the chief executive, the Executive Director will provide professional oversight of the organization and its staff, ensuring that the land trust is managed effectively to achieve its mission and maintain its accreditation. The Executive Director must be an excellent communicator, strong leader, motivator and team builder, and uphold the highest ethical standards at all times. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff, he or she will be able to articulate and convey a vision for the future of the IRLC and translate strategic goals into achievable objectives. As the lead fundraiser for the organization, the Executive Director will develop, sustain, cultivate, and identify new sources of philanthropic support, including major donor gifts, foundation support, planned giving, and business donations. The Executive Director will oversee the fiscal operations of the organization. The Executive Director must be able to provide leadership and clear identity for the organization within our service area. He or she will maintain and expand strong collaborative relationships with our members, financial supporters, volunteers, government officials, agencies, Land Trust Alliance, and community partners.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities * Advanced education and at least five years experience in a related field * Experience achieving organizational goals including developing, sustaining, and identifying new sources of financial support * Demonstrated leadership skills, including management and supervisory skills and experience working with a Board of Directors * Proven experience functioning effectively as a member of a team and comfortably partnering with a diverse range of stakeholders * Experience in financial management * Commitment to the mission of the Indian River Lakes Conservancy. Knowledge and experience with the Indian River watershed and its physical, social, and cultural environments are preferred.