Executive Director

Tri-Valley Conservancy

Livermore, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $150,000–$200,000
Deadline Jun 17, 2024
Required Experience 7+ years

Tri-Valley Conservancy has retained Potrero Group, a national strategy and search firm, to facilitate the search for the next Executive Director.

The Executive Director will play a pivotal role in continuing Tri-Valley Conservancy’s legacy of conservation, advocacy, and impact. They will lead the organization in executing its strategic plan, overall nonprofit operations, and program management while balancing resources and priorities among multiple concurrent projects. The Executive Director will build relationships, foster partnerships, and promote TVC in the community, among landowners and industry representatives, and with government agencies and officials. They will maintain financial accountability for the organization’s $1.5M annual budget, steward the organization’s $24M endowment, and lead its fundraising efforts. They will oversee a small, dedicated staff and report to a diverse and engaged Board of Directors. 

The ideal candidate will be a skilled executive with the ability to lead and support a small, dedicated team. They will have experience building trusted relationships at all levels of government, connecting with the public, fostering collaborative partnerships, and working effectively with board members. The next Executive Director will be a diplomatic advocate and spokesperson and an avid supporter of land conservation, sustainable agriculture, and community engagement.


Tri-Valley Conservancy is an accredited nonprofit land trust protecting and advocating for agricultural land and open space in the California Bay Area. Its mission is to promote economically sustainable vineyards and orchards and increase permanently protected, biologically diverse open spaces for current and future generations and wildlife. It works primarily in the agricultural and open space region of the South Livermore Valley. Since its founding in 1994, TVC has protected more than 5,400 acres to ensure local wine and food production, connect people to the outdoors, and maintain clean water and fresh air.


This is a full-time, exempt, benefit-eligible position. This position’s anticipated annual salary range is $150,000–$200,000, commensurate with knowledge, abilities, and experience. Relocation support is available. 


The Executive Director will work from the Tri-Valley Conservancy’s offices in Livermore, CA. Periodic remote work is possible. Occasionally attending events in the evening or on the weekend is expected.

Start Date

Late summer / Early fall 2024

Additional Information

More information about Tri-Valley Conservancy can be found at trivalleyconservancy.org. For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact: Jena Kuznik, Senior Consultant, Potrero Group, at jkuznik@potrerogroup.com


Please visit potrerogroup.com/tri-valley and select “Apply Here.” Applications should include a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications that match the position criteria and what you will bring to the role. Interested candidates should apply by June 17, 2024, for priority consideration. 

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Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship, Land Trust