With the current Executive Director preparing for retirement, we’re seeking a dynamic, skilled leader who can foster a positive, productive workplace culture while keeping our organization strong, nimble and visionary. Whiterock Conservancy stewards a 5,500-acre expanse of woods, river, prairie, trails, campgrounds and rolling cropland under the dark sky. Our mission blends outdoor recreation and nature experiences with innovative conservation management of working lands.
The executive director is ultimately responsible for the organization’s fiscal management, revenue generation, fundraising and key relationships. The board seeks a person with passion for stewarding land and connecting people with nature; an understanding of Iowa/Midwestern culture; and experience and aptitude for leading a small staff and developing strong relationships.
Apply to email@example.com: subject “Executive Director Search.” Applications are confidential; references are not contacted without applicant’s prior knowledge. Application review begins immediately and continues until successful candidate has been selected.
Full job description https://www.whiterockconservancy.org/ed-search
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is $70,000 and up, based on experience and skills. Benefits include medical insurance payment up to $3,500 per year, mileage reimbursement for work related use of personal vehicle, paid vacation, sick leave and 10 holidays.
About Whiterock Conservancy
Within an easy drive of Des Moines and Council Bluffs/Omaha, this site can be an increasingly important get-away for urban families to create memories through nature experiences.
The Garst Family created this nonprofit and donated its diverse land so as to protect and share it into the future. The organization’s deep roots in west-central Iowa culture and landscape and Iowa’s farming heritage give Whiterock Conservancy a strong commitment to story and place, as well as innovation and opportunity.
Located along seven miles of the Middle Raccoon River valley, Whiterock’s natural lands are open to the public every day for recreation and exploration. A 31-mile trail system is available for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrian riders.
This stable non-profit with $18M in assets and such diverse potential requires leadership that can develop great strategies & priorities.
The Whiterock Conservancy is a 509(a)3 nonprofit, with affiliations to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
Six full-time staff, plus part-time and seasonal employees and skilled volunteers, make Whiterock Conservancy hu...m. Currently, the ED directly supervises the Accountant, Conservation Lands Director, Development & Communications Director, Guest Services Manager, and Farm Manager.