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Executive Director

Newfound Lake Region Association

The Newfound Lake Region Association (NLRA) is one of New Hampshire's premier conservation organizations. We are stewards of the 100-square-mile Newfound River watershed, home to some of the most pristine and productive habitat in the State. Please visit for more information or email

The Board of Trustees of the Newfound Lake Region Association (NLRA) is seeking an experienced executive director to lead its organization, which is one of New Hampshire’s most well-respected watershed conservation, protection, and education organizations.  Please visit our website at for more information.

The NLRA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to protect Newfound Lake and its watershed. Through education, programs, and collaboration with other organizations, government agencies, and universities, the Association promotes conservation and preservation of the region's natural, social, and economic resources.  It strives to be an integral and useful part of the local watershed community.

Newfound Lake is located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. Surrounded by the beauty of woods, water and mountains, the towns of Bristol, Alexandria, Hebron, and Bridgewater.

The NLRA is a membership-based organization funded primarily through philanthropic contributions, annual membership fees, and project-based grants.  The executive director is the chief staff officer of the NLRA, reports directly to the Board of Trustees, and is accountable for leading the organization in pursuit of its mission. 

Benefits include a health insurance allowance, vacation/personal time off, ten holidays annually, negotiable retirement contributions, and the opportunity to work with an incredible community, regional and statewide partners, and dedicated collaborators, donors, board members, staff (including contracted staff), and members. This is a full-time, salaried position.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is strongly preferred.

The starting salary is $70,000.


The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Providing inspiration and guidance to volunteer committees, including the Board of Trustees level.
  • Engaging with community as an organizational leader.
  • Identifying, forging, and nurturing relationships with a diverse, varied, and broad set of stakeholders.
  • Listening, learning fast, being adaptive, and collaborating well with others.
  • Fostering a positive workplace environment while managing human resources thoughtfully, respectfully, and productively.
  • Working on social change and/or environmental issues (either by employment or volunteer service).
  • Communicating the biological and ecological significance of a dynamic watershed, including residential, natural, and recreational impacts and their short-term and long-term solutions.
  • Managing a non-profit organization’s administration, budgeting/budget management process, and database(s).
  • Partner with NLRA’s Board members and staff to enrich the depth, scope, and breadth of the mission’s success.
  • Implement the organization’s next strategic plan.
  • Forge strong, resilient relationships with members of the NLRA community, including identifying, establishing, partnering, and monitoring collaborative projects with local universities, conservation agencies, government entities (statewide, regional, and local), and peer conservation organizations, while understanding the nuances of natural resources public policy, land use, zoning, and planning.
  • Develop and execute funding strategies, including grants management, donor relationship management, fundraising campaigns, major gifts approaches, membership campaigns, and an upcoming capital campaign.
  • Manage staff and volunteer resources in effective ways that strengthen the NLRA’s capacity to succeed.
  • Ensure that the organization is appropriately managed, through effective budgeting, fiscal management, legal and financial compliance, facilities management, and other areas of nonprofit operations.
  • Progressively implement the NLRA’s comprehensive community and public relations plan, including personal engagement with stakeholders and public speaking.
  • Oversee all water, forestry, conservation/land use, and educational programs within the NLRA’s purview.
How to Apply:

Applications must include a letter of interest, a complete resume, three examples of your written communications, and contact information for four references (from a breadth of different professional relationships).  Please send your application information in the form of .pdf to Mario Capozzoli at by the close of business on June 28, 2019.  (Candidate reviews begin in early July with interviews occurring throughout July and August.)

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Date Added: May 28, 2019

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