News & Press Releases

Mt. Zion Farm Conserved

Since 2004, the Northern Neck Land Conservancy has partnered with conservation-minded landowners to place over 5,000 acres of Northern Virginia in conservation easements. Their conservation work is driven by a desire to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of...

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NN Land Conservancy Forum Set for Richmond County

This property on Totuskey Creek in Richmond County was recently conserved by the owner in partnership with the Northern Neck Land Conservancy. PRESS RELEASE February 20, 2020 Released 2/5/20 The Northern Neck Land Conservancy will hold an informational forum on...

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Cowart Protects Oysters by Conserving Land

LOTTSBURG—As one of the largest oyster planters on the East Coast, Lake Cowart’s business is dependent on the quality of the water in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. There’s not much the Northumberland County native can do about rainfall which often determines if the...

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Ditchley: NN Land Conservancy Leads to Creative Venture

    For Immediate Release   June 15, 2018   Ditchley: NN Land Conservancy Leads to Creative Venture   The Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s efforts have enabled an enterprising Northumberland County couple to preserve a historic estate, raise...

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NNLC Hosts Film “Green Fire”

PRESS RELEASE: January 3, 2018 CONTACT: Elizabeth Friel, Executive Director   804-462-0929 Northern Neck Land Conservancy to Co Host Conservation Film and Discussion January 11 in Williamsburg Across the commonwealth this year, community discussions are taking place...

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Brent Family Named Conservation Champs

Press Release October 11, 2017 Northern Neck Land Conservancy 804 462 0979-Elizabeth Friel, Executive Director Brent Family Honored by Conservation Group The A. Mason Brent Family was named the Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s “Conservation Champion” at the...

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Brent Family Honored by Conservation Group

Press Release October 11, 2017 Northern Neck Land Conservancy 804 462 0979-Elizabeth Friel, Executive Director The A. Mason Brent Family was named the Northern Neck Land Conservancy's "Conservation Champion" at the organization’s recent Boots and Barbecue gathering....

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Conservancy Celebrates the Great Outdoors

Press Release September 10, 2017 Northern Neck Land Conservancy 804 462 0979-Elizabeth Friel, Executive Director Conservancy Celebrates the Great Outdoors This Month with Dogs, Decoys and Doubles One of the Virginia’s most talented dog trainers will demonstrate the...

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NNLC Protects Land in Essex County

PRESS RELEASE: June 7, 2017 CONTACT: Elizabeth Friel, Executive Director   804-462-0929 Conservation Group to Protect Land in Essex County The Northern Neck Land Conservancy has begun work to protect farmland and open space in Essex County at the invitation of...

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© NORTHERN NECK LAND CONSERVANCY
8327 MARY BALL ROAD LANCASTER, VA 22503 · 804-462-0979
Info@nnconserve.org
MAIL TO: PO BOX 125 LANCASTER, VA 22503

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