Manada Conservancy, a land trust preserving land in South Central Pennsylvania for nearly 25 years, is seeking an Executive Director to lead our efforts to preserve land and provide environmental education in our region for the benefit of all. We are a non-profit organization, funded by our members, by contributions, and by grants.
The Conservancy, which has protected ~2500 acres in Dauphin County, has a strong land preservation, environmental education, and community engagement mission. We are currently finalizing our strategic plan for the next five years. The Executive Director is a full-time position that will help to shape and execute this plan, work with existing staff, and build on our impact in the region. Our guiding principles include:
- A personal connection with nature
- Conserving irreplaceable resources
- Restoring natural environments
- Fulfilling our promises to future generations
- Building awareness
- Seeking collaboration
- Engaging all authentically and respectfully
Reporting to the volunteer Board of Directors and the President, the Executive Director will lead the operation and function of the Conservancy, assuming ultimate authority and responsibility for the successful execution of Board-approved projects, activities, and events. The responsibilities are divided as 50% Operational Oversight and 50% Communication and Development. Oversight includes coordination with our Stewardship Director and (soon to be hired) Land Preservation Specialist about both new and existing projects. A Bachelor’s degree, at least five years of experience related to land preservation/habitat restoration/land stewardship, leadership experience in fundraising and development, and at least three years of experience in a supervisory role are strongly preferred.
This position includes a competitive compensation package, flexible hours, and a friendly, caring, and inclusive work environment.