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E-M:/ Job Opening - Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

Application deadline is now this Friday, December 21.  Contact info below.

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, Executive Director – Responsible
for budgeting, staffing, reporting, marketing, fund raising, and the
education of landowners and the general public on Land Trust issues.
Requires BA & 3 to 5 years successful non-profit experience as well as
strong organizational, interpersonal and polished communication
skills.  Demonstrated ability to take a leadership role and encourage
the development of ideas and systems by staff, the Board and
volunteers through effective delegation and mentoring and to secure
major gifts from a variety of sources, including individuals,
corporations, and foundations. Position reports to the Board President
and currently has a staff of 3. Salary DOE. Please send a cover
letter, resume, and salary requirements to Patricia Robertson,
semiland@gmail.com, by December 21.

Organization: Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy Position: Executive Director Hours: Full-time Reports to: Board of Directors SUMMARY The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy (SMLC) is looking for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer and works under the guidance of the President and in consultation with the Board of Directors and board committees. Primary responsibilities include marketing, fund raising, educating landowners/general public, budgeting, staffing, organizing, and reporting. QUALIFICATIONS Excellent written, oral, and public speaking skills. Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively with the Board and staff in order to set strategy and achieve desired results. BA and minimum of five years of progressive nonprofit experience. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Administrative Responsibilities [40%] 1. Direct SMLC organization operations, including managing, hiring, and performance evaluation of Administrative Staff. 2. Direct and conduct organizational management functions, including the preparation and management of budgets, reports, financial investments, policies and plans. 3. Coordinate Land Trust Alliance Accrediation activities. 4. Oversee Recruitment, Training and Retention of Volunteers. 5. Attend Board meetings, and assist with Board recruitment and training related to development. 6. Provide support to the Board of Directors, its officers and committees. 7. Oversee program of voluntary land preservation, land acquisition, conservation easements, stewardship and monitoring. 8. Develop collaborative relationships with local, regional, and state conservation agencies and organizations. Fund Development [ 40%] 1. Develop and implement Development Plan in collaboration with staff and Board Development Committee, with particular focus increasing development revenue. 2. Create and implement a robust and continuous donor stewardship program. 3. Oversee and implement special events. 4. Oversee development of direct mail appeals, and the printing, mailing, and thank you processes. 5. Maintain, enhance, and provide regular analysis of the donor database in order to improve the effectiveness of direct mail campaign and to inform major giving efforts. 6. Direct the writing of grant proposals and other funding applications for private and corporate foundations to cover operating and capital expenses when needed. 7. Help lead Conservancy's capital campaign and other major giving Public and Community Relations [20%] 1. Oversee the development and implementation of the Conservancy's marketing plan and on-going media relations. 2. Oversee the development of the newsletters, brochures, and other public relations materials. 3. Attend community forums, meetings, and events, and make individual and public presentations on SMLC's mission and needs when necessary. Leadership: The Executive Director must take a strong leadership role in developing and bringing new ideas to the organization. The Executive Director should encourage and support the development of ideas and systems by staff through effective delegation and mentoring. The Executive Director must also possess a strong degree of business acumen in creating and operating SMLC's programs within the confines of the budget. General Qualifications • A 4-year degree, preferably in natural resources management, business administration or a related field and /or experience in resource management, business, non-profit management, fundraising, real estate, marketing or a related field. • Ability to combine sound business sense and judgment with a strong commitment to the protection of the unique ecological, scenic and diminishing natural resources of southeast Michigan. • Experience in land and/or wildlife conservation. • At least five years of management experience preferably in land/wildlife conservation. • Thorough mastery of budget development and oversight process. • Strong oral and written communication skills • Ability to work flexible hours • Proven ability to develop and implement fund raising and public relations strategies

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