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Executive Director

Land & Community Heritage Investment Program

The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) is an independent state authority created by the legislature in 2000. LCHIP’s legislative mandate is to ensure the perpetual contribution of natural, cultural and historic resources to the economy, environment, and quality of life in New Hampshire. LCHIP does this by providing matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits to conserve and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. 

The Board of Directors of the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) seeks a dynamic, experienced Executive Director with a passion for the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the State of New Hampshire. LCHIP makes matching grants to assist with the conservation and protection of the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources.  The Executive Director oversees the day-to-day operations of LCHIP including the budgeting and management of annual administrative budget, disbursement of $3 - $5,000,000 in grants annually and supervision of a staff of four to six.

The Executive Director is appointed by New Hampshire’s Governor and Executive Council upon request by the LCHIP Board of Directors. See NH RSA 227-M:6. 

This position offers annual starting compensation of $72,000 to $78,000, commensurate with experience. Per NH RSA 227-M:6-a, benefits include the health, dental, life insurance, deferred compensation, and retirement benefits as are afforded to classified employees of the state.  LCHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information regarding LCHIP, visit

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree from a recognized college or university in a relevant field.  Work experience may substitute for educational experience if appropriate.
  • Experience in program planning and administration, preferably with a non-profit or governmental agency, including managing staff.  
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to inspire and lead staff and collaborate with Board.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance long range visioning with concrete activities.  
  • Proven success in communicating effectively in writing, public speaking and personal conversation with a variety of audiences
  • Understanding of the legal frameworks and partnerships supporting land conservation and historic preservation in the state of New Hampshire.
  • Familiarity with standard office software including Windows and Microsoft Office suite; familiarity with QuickBooks a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and reset priorities as situations evolve.   

Working Conditions

This is a salaried, 37.5 hours/week position based at LCHIP’s Concord office, with occasional attendance at evening or weekend events required. 

Periodic statewide travel, a clean driving record and a dependable, insured personal vehicle are required.

The physical ability to visit sites proposed for conservation or preservation is required.  This may include hiking for several miles in rough terrain, accessing heights, climbing ladders, entering confined spaces, and exposure to heat, cold, rain, ticks and other insects, mold, guano, etc.

  • Fulfill requirements as outlined by the RSA and oversee the day-to-day operations of LCHIP including the budgeting and management of annual administrative budget, and disbursement of $3 - $5,000,000 in grants annually.
  • Hire and supervise LCHIP’s skilled and dedicated staff (currently six full-time, part-time and seasonal employees).
  • Meet established program goals and objectives.
  • Execute and schedule grant rounds.
  • Review and approve project information from proposal to implementation.
  • Build relationships with legislators, applicants and recipients, related organizations, and media.
  • Present LCHIP testimony as it relates to proposed legislation and funding mechanisms to legislative entities.
  • Liaison with state agencies that are directly involved with LCHIP.
  • Public spokesperson for LCHIP.
  • Execute, evaluate, and administer organizational policies and procedures as established by the LCHIP Board of Directors.
  • Fulfill requirements as determined by state law.
  • Facilitate LCHIP Board of Director meetings and retreats.
  • Manage project site visits and the committee review process.  
How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter by October 22 to or to Executive Director Search, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, 3 North Spring Street, Suit 100, Concord NH 03301.  No phone calls please.

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Date Added: September 28, 2021

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