Great Mountain Forest

Norfolk, Connecticut

Job Type Paid permanent
Salary Details Commensurate with experience
Deadline Jul 27, 2019

The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead this historically significant and prominent nonprofit, which manages one of the larger, private active forests in southern New England. High priorities for the Executive Director include:

  • Empowering and supporting a team of dedicated, long-serving and highly skilled professionals committed to the management of GMF’s forests and programs.
  • Working in partnership with the Board of Trustees to finalize and implement a strategic plan which will advance new forest management for southern New England, while ensuring that GMF’s programs, staffing and resources are well aligned with the strategic vision.
  • Growing substantially GMF’s fundraising program, particularly its individual giving program, and leveraging effectively the new resources generated by the forest offset carbon credit agreement recently signed by GMF.
  • Expanding significantly GMF’s visibility and recognition as a resource for progressive forest management regionally and nationally, utilizing a combination of traditional and various digital platforms, including social media and a redesigned website.
  • Creating deep, mutually respectful connections with residents, regional and local community leaders, academics and the general public, fostering a culture of openness, accessibility, inclusivity and teamwork.
  • Collaborating with the Board of Trustees to finalize GMF’s transition from private ownership to nonprofit management and creating the appropriate governance vs. management balance to integrate strong executive staff leadership.
  • Planning effectively for the transition of two long-serving staff members, most particularly the Forest Manager, ensuring GMF remains a well-run and -managed organization during and after the transition.

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