LRLT seeks a highly motivated, organized, ingenious individual with excellent leadership and communication skills to fill the critical position of Executive Director (ED). The ED is responsible for directing all functions of the organization, including land conservation, stewardship, restoration, community engagement, board relations and fundraising. As an ambassador for LRLT, the ED must be able to seek and develop strong, positive relationships and partnerships with private landowners; community and conservation groups; local, state and government agencies; and be able to work with elected officials. The ED must have a deep commitment to private land conservation and agriculture, experience working in a rural landscape and experience with private land conservation or real estate transactions. The ED should have knowledge of local conservation and resource values and be able to set strategic conservation priorities across our service area and develop plans and budgets for conservation success. This person leads the fundraising program for projects, operations and capital by securing grant funding and individual and corporate gifts and leads the communications and community engagement program. The ED leads a small team of staff and contractors and works with a competent and engaged volunteer board of directors. The position is full time and will require occasional evening and weekend hours and supervises all staff.