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HCLT Seeks Executive Director

The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1999. HCLT is a volunteer-based organization, committed to conserving and protecting the agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and watersheds in a 19-county area of the Texas Hill Country for present and future generations. HCLT is an accredited land trust, committed to compliance and operation according to the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.

JOB TITLE: Executive Director.
The Hill Country Land Trust seeks a dynamic candidate for executive director, willing to work across all aspects of nonprofit management. The executive director handles the day-to-day operation of HCLT, and serves as the public face of the organization. In addition to ensuring HCLT’s legal and ethical obligations as a charitable organization are upheld on an ongoing basis, the executive director will work with an engaged and accomplished board and passionate landowner partners to conserve the unique and beautiful landscapes of Central Texas.   

LOCATION: The HCLT office is in Fredericksburg, Texas.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The executive director works under the guidance of the board president and in consultation with the full board of directors and board committees. Primary responsibilities include fundraising, public outreach and education, event planning, management of our land conservation and stewardship programs, and financial management. The executive director will also have the responsibility to work with conservation easement donors, manage volunteers, and staff.



WORKING ENVIRONMENT: HCLT’s offices are in Fredericksburg, and the executive director will be expected to keep regular office hours. This is a full-time, exempt position. Some evening and weekend work will be necessary at times, with flexibility to balance a 40-hour work week schedule.  

Travel will be required to meetings, speaking engagements, workshops, and other events. HCLT will provide reimbursement of business expenses associated with the carrying out of HCLT duties.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits include two weeks of vacation and all major holidays will be paid time off.  Amazing Hill Country experiences and the opportunity to work with a network of support in the form of HCLT board members, landowners, donors and partner organizations. HCLT does not currently offer health or retirement benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter, list of three references (including phone # and email address), and resume to Scott Gardner, HCLT President, via e-mail at office@HillCountryLandTrust.org or call 830-997-0027 for more information.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, though applicants are encouraged to apply by May 14, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  

The Hill Country Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, or parental status.

posted on 4/19/2017

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