The Katawba Valley Land Trust (KVLT) announces that it is seeking a motivated person to become Executive Director of the land trust. KVLT was organized in 1992 and has protected over 11,000 acres in five South Carolina counties. Headquartered in Lancaster, the land trust also is active in public presentations, nature walks and bird outings, and publications. KVLT has recently submitted its final application for Accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance. The Executive Director is currently the only full-time employee, but we expect to add a Land Management position in 2021. The Executive Director will be responsible for all areas of the land trust’s work, including governance, public information and membership, financial management, land transactions, and stewardship. The land trust has an active eleven-member board and working committees. The current Executive Director will retire on December 31,
2020, and it is anticipated that the new Director will begin work prior to that date to allow for transition.
Qualifications include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate field (natural resource management, forestry, wildlife management, or related fields); relevant experience working with a land trust, including familiarity with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices; proven ability to work with a board and committee structure; capacity to build and manage a strong staff; and a commitment to protect and enhance our natural resources. Click here for job description details.
Interested persons should provide a resume and statement of qualifications to the following address:
Katawba Valley Land Trust, Executive Director Search, P. O. Box 1776,
Lancaster, S. C. 29721-1776 by October 20, 2020.