President - Longleaf Alliance (Management & Executives)

Full Time

  Longleaf Alliance

  Southeastern United States, North America, Worldwide Regions

The Longleaf Alliance (LLA) is seeking a President to lead the organization. The mission of LLA is to ensure a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem through partnerships, landowner assistance and science-based education and outreach. This mission is accomplished through partnerships with forest landowners, wildlife biologists, foresters, state and federal forestry, wildlife and natural resource agencies, other non-governmental conservation organizations (NGO) and corporate partners.

We seek a director to lead the LLA as the organization continues to engage with partners to expand the restoration, stewardship, and conservation of the longleaf ecosystem across the nine-state range of the species.

The President is the public face of The Longleaf Alliance; will be responsible for leading the organization, and inspiring staff, partners and other constituents through hard work and effective communication in all forms.

The President is required to identify, cultivate and grow new partners while strengthening relationships with all so that fundraising becomes a natural product of that, rather than the priority itself. The President will:

1) guide the organization in building programmatic objectives that are focused on achieving the Vision and fit within the Mission of The Longleaf Alliance;

2) provide direction and support in fundraising efforts required to support annual operations through major gifts, grants, general support, membership dues and events;

3) act as liaison to the Board of Directors;

4) manage staff;

5) represent The Longleaf Alliance on the Longleaf Partnership Council;

6) supervise budget and finance functions;

7) work with scientists and outreach specialists to identify priorities related to management of longleaf and associated wildlife and ecosystem values;

8) expand public information efforts; and

9) build relationships with new and existing partners in the longleaf conservation effort. The President will report directly to the Board of Directors of The Longleaf Alliance.

The position will be located in the Southeastern United States as agreed upon by the candidate and the Board of Directors.


The LLA seeks an experienced, dynamic and collaborative leader with a minimum of eight years’ management experience in a forestry or natural resource conservation organization. An undergraduate degree in forestry or a natural resources field of study coupled with an advanced degree in these fields or a complementary discipline is preferred. The President must have a passion for the longleaf ecosystem, an excellent personal and professional reputation and credibility in the Southeastern United States conservation community. A demonstrated ability to create effective relationships with board members and staff, landowners, donors, state and federal agencies, NGOs and other key constituencies is also needed. This position requires strong organizational, supervisory, and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.

The ideal candidate would have working knowledge of and/or experience in: longleaf forest management and ecology, fundraising, nonprofit management, natural resource conservation and the broader role of forestland management in the Southeastern United States.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes significant benefits as a portion of compensation.