Board of Directors

Community leaders serve on the NNLC Board of Directors and their vast experience and backgrounds provide the special expertise and skills necessary to ensure success of the organization. Each county of the Northern Neck is represented on the Board.The NNLC is fortunate to have as Honorary Board Members two distinguished conservationists:  Mary Louisa Pollard, founder and long time Board member and W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr., former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, who worked tirelessly on the Chesapeake Bay Commission and later served as Virginia’s Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources.

 

Board of Directors

The NNLC is fortunate to have as Honorary Board Members two distinguished conservationists:

Mary Louisa Pollard, founder and long time Board member

W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr., former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, who worked tirelessly on the Chesapeake Bay Commission and later served as Virginia’s Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Board Officers:         

Stuart Ashton, President, King George County

Jean Light, Vice President, Richmond County

Chip Minor, Secretary, Westmoreland County

James Russell, Treasurer, Northumberland County

 

Board Members:

Bill Armstrong, Northumberland County

Barbara Day, Northumberland County

Kevin Howe, Northumberland County

Les Kilduff, Northumberland County

Kirwan King, Richmond County

Susan Moore, Northumberland County

Laurie Schlemm, King George County

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An Accredited Land Trust

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NORTHERN NECK LAND CONSERVANCY

DEADLINE:  September 1, 2021

The Northern Neck Land Conservancy (NNLC) is an accredited, member-supported nonprofit conservation organization founded in 2004 that is committed to preserving open space through conservation easements in Virginia’s Northern Neck counties of King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland and Lancaster, and Essex County of the Middle Peninsula.

The NNLC works to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its watersheds, preserve unique historical sites, and maintain its rural culture of farmlands, forests and critical habitat for native and endangered species. The NNLC educates landowners and the public on responsible stewardship of the area’s rich biological bounty and natural beauty.

Position Summary: The Executive Director will have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for land conservation and the NNLC mission, working under the supervision and direction of the Board President. The Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership for the overall planning, direction, and implementation of NNLC’s programs and daily operations.

Responsibilities and Scope:

  • Conservation - Manage the process of forming conservation easements from initial contact with the landowner through final filing of the easement through advice and guidance in compliance with NNLC standards and procedures.
  • Land Stewardship- Oversee inspection and record keeping prescribed for the management of easements, working closely with all landowners helping them comply with the terms of their easements.
  • Financial Management- Support the NNLC Financial Manager and Treasurer in their duties of accounting, budgeting, expenditures, and funds management.
  • Organizational Growth- Ensure the NNLC office systems are in place for effective management including appropriate file retention, mapping, GIS, computers, equipment, and recruitment of interns and volunteers.
  • Personnel Supervision- Train, motivate and evaluate staff with Board oversight to encourage professional growth opportunities and increase effectiveness.
  • Strategic Planning and Vision- Work with staff and the Board in the strategic planning process, proposing goals and developing a vision for the future of NNLC.
  • Outreach and Education- Build and maintain effective relations and cooperation with local and state governments, regional conservation agencies, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Development- Research and write grant applications, maintain continuing relationships with existing grantors, and cultivate relationships with new potential sources of gifts and bequests.

Specific Duty Requirements:

  • Travel is required to various locations in the region for meetings, conferences, workshops, and speaking engagements.
  • Evening and weekend work may be necessary.
  • Transportation for the performance of duties must be provided by the Executive Director.

Compensation

  1. Compensation for travel mileage necessary for the performance of NNLC business will be provided including visiting properties, and attendance at meetings and conferences.
  2. Travel between home and the office will not be compensated.
  3. Per diem will be paid for overnight business travel as well as conference fees and professional society memberships as approved in advance by the President.
  4. Financial assistance with moving costs is available.

Application:  Submit resumes to Mr. Jim Russell, email: jimrussell1948@yahoo.com