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General Manager

The Trustees of the Reservations

Boston ,  Massachusetts

The Trustees of Reservations is seeking applications and nominations for their next General Manager. This position has been established by The Trustees at its iconic properties to help create a holistic, strategic, and multidisciplinary approach to leading, operating, caring for, and promoting Massachusetts' most popular and iconic destinations.

Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is one of Massachusetts' largest nonprofits and the nation's first conservation and preservation organization. The Trustees preserve and protect places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. The organization's passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using their properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in their mission-driven work. The Trustees believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone. Today, the organization cares for 116 special reservations – from beaches to farms, gardens, and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by nearly two million visitors and supporters, and more than 140,000 members, the Trustees invite you to find your place.

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The General Manager (GM) reports to the Vice President, Eastern Region and serves as a member of the Eastern Leadership Team. The GM is accountable for the day-to-day management of all properties and staff on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket including Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Mytoi, Wasque, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Menemsha Hills, The FARM Institute, and Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. The GM is an entrepreneurial senior leader and manager of a diverse team and diverse resources.

The General Manager will enable an excellent visitor experience where all visitors feel welcome and have outstanding experiences with The Trustees' agricultural, conservation, and recreation properties. The GM is part of a broader regional and statewide team focused on business planning, financial performance, talent management of staff and volunteers, membership and engagement growth, and ensuring excellent stewardship for the landscapes and buildings within the portfolio of properties. Working alongside The Trustees' partners in the local community, the GM serves as an ambassador to build relationships with their communities to promote and protect The Trustees' properties as iconic natural, agricultural, cultural and recreational destinations.


  • Leadership and Management
  • Engagement, Volunteers, Membership, and the Public
  • Business and Financial Performance Management
  • Stewardship of Cultural, Natural, and Agricultural Resources
  • Ensure Risk Compliance
  • Accountability of the Role


  • A minimum of five+ years of leadership and management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required, master's degree preferred
  • Travel across the region and occasional travel across the state is required
  • Versed in the operational management of complex cultural, natural, recreational and agricultural resources
  • Familiarity with farming, food production, and large landscape management a plus
  • Background in hospitality, audience development, customer service, and volunteer development preferred
  • A passionate commitment to the values and mission of The Trustees
  • The work schedule of the GM requires flexibility in terms of evening and weekend commitments


Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard and Turner Delano of Koya Leadership Partners here.

The Trustees of the Reservations is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants. 

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