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Hill Country Conservancy

Austin, TX

Position: CEO

Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial CEO who will (i) lead the organization, (ii) expand its programs and impact and engage the community, (iii) lead efforts to establish resources for its programs and expansions, (iv) build organizational awareness, and (v) lead strategic planning and program creation efforts to achieve maximum impact and ensure a stable and sustainable financial future for the organization.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO will adeptly represent the organization to partners, landowners, as well as government and community organizational partners. The CEO will also be responsible for fostering the organizational scope and impact by proactively identifying new opportunities and avenues to support strategic growth.

This exciting and rewarding position offers a mix of inside and outside office opportunities. Duties outside the office include local travel throughout the greater Austin area for events, meetings with donors and partners, etc. Field trips in the Hill Country to meet with landowners and prospects are also quite common. The ability to meaningfully connect and engage diverse groups of people in both urban and rural communities while representing the work and mission of Hill Country Conservancy is essential to continued success. This position will require little-to-no overnight travel.


Hill Country Conservancy has retained the services of Scion Executive Search, a national executive search firm specializing in mission-driven organization recruitment, to assist in conducting this important search. For immediate consideration please apply with your resume and cover letter, formatted in Microsoft Word, via:

Please address applications to:

Scion Executive Search

(888) 487-8850


Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

Location TBD

Position: Executive Director

The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation (PGCLC) is a network of 28 local, regional, state and national land trusts whose mission is to increase the pace, quality, and permanence of voluntary land and water conservation in the Gulf of Mexico Region. This initiative was organized in November 2010 under the auspices of the non-profit Land Trust Alliance (Alliance). PGCLC will begin operating as a separate 501c3 non-profit in 2020 after nine years of operation with a fiscal agent and is seeking an Executive Director.

PGCLC was created in part as a response to the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil disaster. During its first years, the organization focused on getting land conservation integrated into the DWH oil spill ecosystem restoration strategy. The organization continues to work on oil spill restoration but has broadened its focus to include on-going challenges facing the region: climate change, community resilience, increasing urbanization, loss of habitat, forests, working lands, water quality and quantity problems, and other issues. For more information visit:


• Develop and sustain relationships with public agencies, corporations and foundations;
• Write grant proposals;
• Manage corporate giving and conference sponsorship program;
• Oversee annual dues renewals.

Communications and Outreach
• Publish semi-monthly e-newsletter focused on conservation news specific to the Gulf Coast region;
• Develop public comments and position papers on behalf of PGCLC members;
• Share public policy news and advocacy opportunities with PGCLC members.

Capacity building
• Coordinate capacity building grant programs;
• Plan and oversee the Gulf Coast Land Conservation Conference and annual meeting ;
• Plan and deliver additional educational and capacity building opportunities through webinars and other distance learning tools;
• Coordinate strategic conservation planning as funding allows.

Organizational development and financial management
• Assist the Board of Directors in setting strategic goals and creating work plans
• Support activities of the Board of Directors by preparing agendas, minutes, appropriate reports, and conducting research and providing requested information;
• Work with the Treasurer to develop and manage the PGCLC budget;
• Ensure functional and up to date website; and
• Hire and manage contractors and consultants.

Desired Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional who meets most or all of the following:
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a natural resource field, planning, business, organizational
development, or a related field and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience. Advanced degree preferred.
• Demonstrated track record of fundraising, preferably with major donor experience.
• Leadership experience, able to set a clear vision and motivate diverse groups to work collaboratively under changing and uncertain conditions. Ability to create and thrive in a team environment and work in partnership with a variety of people and organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically, develop and manage complex projects from start-up to completion, and adopt new approaches in response to changing circumstances. Ability to learn and translate information into action.
• Ability to work independently.
• Knowledge and experience with the public policies and tools of voluntary private land conservation and conservation finance generally; administration, budgeting and management of nonprofit organizations; previous experience with non-profit land trust preferred.
• Knowledge of the science and practice of large landscape conservation, conservation collaboration, and working with entities engaged in landscape conservation.
• Understanding of the conservation challenges specific to the PGCLC focus area (Gulf of Mexico coastal region) and the habitats/ecosystems therein.
• Commitment to the mutual goals of sustaining working farms and ranches on the landscape and maintaining biological diversity and functioning ecological systems at the landscape scale.
• Ability to grow in the job with the capacity to infuse the organization with energy and creativity.
• Must project a professional attitude and professional appearance at all times.

30 hours per week

Travel required: The Executive Director is expected to travel for this job, primarily within the coastal areas of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The travel schedule currently includes approximately 6 trips per year within the region.

Location: Flexible, prefer the northern Gulf of Mexico region (coastal AL, LA, MS or FL panhandle).

Compensation: Annual compensation plan will reflect our desire to attract candidates with the above attributes and their experience.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume via email to Julia Weaver at email address: Please include PGCLC Executive Director in your email subject line.