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Executive Director

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) is a growing nonprofit land trust dedicated to conserving lands with natural resource and quality of life importance in our seven member towns. In the last three years, MMRG has doubled the acreage it holds and is poised to increase its conserved land fivefold by the end of 2020. MMRG also has a strong mission of education, presenting a variety of innovative and diverse educqtional programs annually, 


The Executive Director (ED) position is  full-time, reporting directly to the Executive Committee and ultimately, to the Board of Directors. The ED will enable MMRG's conitinued growth in pursuit of its mission and achievement of the financial and programmatic obectives outlined in its Strategic Plan. 

You will succeed in this position by: 

  • Believing passionately in our mission
  • Being smart, creative, and motivated
  • Being a careful listener focused on learning before responding
  • Making thoughtful decisions that are result-oriented
  • Being an enthusiastic, confident, natural communicator and public speaker
  • Being comfortable leading and bringing people together to achieve results
  • Taking pride in being the public face of our organization
  • Being outgoing, kind, collaborative, and able to build trusting, honest relationships
  • Having experience effectively managing people, including professionals
  • Being committed to ongoing professional development
  • Advancing your non-profit and fundraising knowledge
  • Being open to performance dialogue

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a dynamic combination of leadership ability, passion, and affinity for building and maintaining relationships to help MMRG achieve its mission.  MMRG is committed to advancing the professional development of its ED.


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree, ideally in a related field, and a minimum of 2-5 years of fundraising, communications, nonprofit management, or other relevant professional experience.
  • Highly organized and self-directed with the ability to inspire passion for the mission of MMRG.
  • Proven accomplishments as a communicator, with strong management, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Experience in organizational administration and development.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, implementing financial plans, grant writing, and relationship building with donors in public and private sectors.
  • Strong management skills and experience supervising people with differing temperaments and capabilities.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships and demonstrated success in building and sustaining collaborative partnerships.
  • Knowledge of land conservation, functioning of non-profit organizations, and land conservation transactions.
  • Computer experience: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and working knowledge of email marketing, QuickBooks, Little Green Light, databases, and social media.

Approximate time commitments and job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising and Financial Administration – 50%

  • In collaboration with the Finance Committee: set long-term financial goals and develop and monitor the annual operating budget; ensure proper fiscal accounting and controls in accordance with MMRG policies and sound accounting practices; track organizational and project finances; oversee and support financial report preparation, bookkeeping, processing of accounts payable/receivable, and project accounting.
  • Develop and implement strategic and fundraising planning processes for:
    • Member development and retention
    • Major donor identification, cultivation and solicitation
    • Donor tracking
    • New funding source identification, diversification and application
    • Grant applications: municipal, state and other
    • MMRG Board fundraising activities
    • Annual, Project and Capital campaigns
  • Support Finance Committee, staff and accountants with IRS Form 990 preparation, quarterly reviews, and the annual financial audit/review.
  • Coordinate project specific fundraising plans including donation solicitations from large-capacity donors and preparation of promotional material for land protection projects.


Organizational Leadership – 25%

  • Meet regularly with Board and Executive Committee to assess and discuss organizational direction and implement, monitor, and evaluate activities identified in the Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinate with Board and Committee Chairs to develop meeting agendas and supporting materials; keep Board informed of land conservation and programmatic activities; facilitate Board meetings along with Board Chair.
  • Support Board Committees.
  • Assist in the Board development cycle, including recruitment, orientation, evaluation and succession planning.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations.
  • Manage and oversee staff: provide support, direction and review of goals; oversee staff development, and compensation; conduct staff performance evaluations; hire and manage contractors.
  • Oversee Land Trust Alliance (LTA) accreditation process.
  • Keep current on land protection and conservation trends and policies, legal issues, LTA’s land trust operational guidance.
  • Recommend policies, procedures, and guidelines to the Board.
  • Attend LTA Annual Rally and other educational conferences.


External Relations – 15%

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson of MMRG, including: making public presentations; leading events for members and donors; advancing strategic partnerships; communicating MMRG’s vision, mission and programs to external stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community groups, municipalities, regional and state organizations in the field of land conservation, and other organizations both within and outside of the seven-town MMRG region.
  • Develop a plan to disseminate the value of the MMRG Conservation Action Plan to our member communities.
  • Prepare and/or oversee the production of newsletters, brochures, annual reports, maps, project descriptions and other outreach and event media.
  • Oversee the Educational Outreach Coordinator in the planning and implementation of programs and activities.


Land Protection – 10%

  • Work with Stewardship and Lands Committee to conduct conservation planning, set project priorities and define effective implementation strategies.
  • Oversee land conservation projects from conception to completion in conjunction with Stewardship and Lands Committee.
  • Conduct outreach and develop positive relationships with land owners, focusing on higher priority conservation areas, and MMRG’s community and conservation partners.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Nicole Csiszer, Chair at with the subject line: MMRG Executive Director Search.

Please submit applications by close of business on June 14, 2019.  For a full job description go to

Salary Range:

$60,000 - $75,000 DOE

Job Location:


Date Added: May 28, 2019

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