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Current Job Openings


Executive Director

Classification: Full-Time Exempt

Salary:  Industry standard, commensurate with experience including full benefits package

Reports To: Board of Directors

Purpose and Overview
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) is a nationally accredited land trust with a small staff, dedicated volunteers and a big mission. The Executive Director provides leadership, strategy and inspiration to enable OVLC to achieve its mission to permanently acquire, protect, restore, and conserve lands cherished by our community for the use and enjoyment of this and future generations. The OVLC, established in 1987, currently protects more than 2,300 acres of open space and manages 27 miles of recreational trails. Funding for the OVLC comes from broad-based community support, government, private foundations, and environmental mitigation funds. The conservancy counts 1,250 members and is governed by an eleven-member board, with a dedicated staff of eight.

Position Summary
The Executive Director is responsible for the organization as a whole, ensuring the organization achieves its conservation mission in a highly strategic and focused manner. The Executive Director is supported by OVLC’s Board of Directors, the senior team of Deputy Director, Stewardship Director, and Conservation Director, a dedicated staff, and an engaged group of volunteers. Our new Executive Director will have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for land conservation and our mission. The Executive Director will be responsible for providing leadership for the overall planning, direction, and implementation of OVLC’s programs and operations, and for leading and managing an interdisciplinary team responsible for implementing OVLC’s strategic plan.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and references with contact information via e-mail to: Lu Setnicka, Setnicka Consulting, lu.setnicka@gmail.com  



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