About the Position
The Executive Director (ED) leads the visioning process with the Board of Supervisors and staff, ensures the strategic goals align with mission and values, and implements these goals with the Board, talented staff, and through engaged and mutually beneficial partnerships. This includes coordinating all aspects of KCD’s work. In collaboration with staff, more specific areas of accountability include budgeting and financial management; external relations; strategic planning; organizational development; board relations and governance; partner cultivation and stewardship; human resources; and staff leadership, management, and development.
KCD is seeking a dynamic leader for the agency’s next chapter of growth and evolution. This includes engaging internal and external stakeholders, amplifying and extending the reach and impact of KCD’s programs, and further serving diverse urban and rural land owners and residents by advocating for best practices throughout the various communities in KCD’s service area.
KCD seeks a collaborative, trusted, inspirational, generative, and poised leader who effortlessly engages with people and manages complex and dynamic stakeholder and partnership relationships to improve and directly impact natural resource conservation in King County. The ideal candidate will be strategic, skilled at public policy and political affairs, and have strong business acumen. They will identify and use key metrics and leverage data to inform KCD’s priorities, work, and partnerships. The ED will maintain a holistic view, and use evidence-based decision-making while maintaining cultural and systematic awareness.
The preferred candidate embraces and champions KCD’s core values of accountability, mutual respect, collaboration, empowerment, equity, and trust. Ideally, they will bring an understanding of conservation districts, conservation practices, and regional environmental issues, preferably within the Puget Sound area, and have demonstrated successful government or nonprofit board management, as well as experience facilitating complex relationships and programs.
To Be Considered
This role will remain open until filled. Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis, and initial interviews will begin by late March.
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter (in a single Word or PDF document) as soon as possible addressed to the Search Committee at https://valtasgroup.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0u7gg/.
King Conservation District (KCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. KCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, a record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check.
King Conservation District is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Senior Director of Stewardship Programs.
As a key partner to the Executive Director and a member of the agency’s leadership team, the Senior Director of Stewardship Programs will help the District inspire a shared vision of community-based stewardship of natural resources and economically viable working farm and forestlands. This position plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the District’s cooperative work with urban and rural residents, farmers, and communities leads to strong conservation outcomes, a vibrant, equitable regional food system, and a more resilient region.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced strategic and operational leader who is adept at leading through change. This position requires an individual who can build a strong, collaborative team to deliver education, technical assistance, on-the-ground projects, and funding programs to protect water quality, forest and soil health, and fish and wildlife habitat, as well as build a regional food system. We are looking for candidates who bring a commitment to integrating diversity, equity and inclusion values into this work.
Submit a resume and cover letter to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the title Senior Director of Stewardship Programs in the subject line. Please address your cover letter to the Interim Executive Director, Cynthia Setel.
The position will remain open until filled.