The Nature Trust is seeking a CEO to lead and manage the organization including supporting the Board of Directors, members, volunteers, and partners across the province of New Brunswick.
The CEO of the Nature Trust is charged with leading and working with: a team of twenty-plus staff; a fifteen-member board of directors; donors; landowners; hundreds of volunteers; federal, provincial and municipal levels of government; First Nations peoples; environmental NGOs; and many other stakeholders to protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage and biodiversity.
The CEO reports to and collaborates with the Board of Directors to develop the Nature Trust’s strategic objectives. Staff also play a significant role in the strategic plan process. The CEO then implements the goals of the resulting Strategic Plan and manages the operations of the organization. The CEO provides leadership to staff, engages with stakeholders, and oversees all efforts that support the Nature Trust’s pillars of Conserve, Steward and Engage. The CEO is responsible to the Board to determine and implement all Nature Trust activities; to act as a liaison between Board and staff; to assess external and internal risks and address any issues that impact the organization; and to ensure the Nature Trust remains financially sound. The CEO and Board President are the spokespersons for the Nature Trust, speaking to issues and topics of concern and relevance to conservation within New Brunswick.
The CEO position offers a unique leadership opportunity as there is currently an unprecedented movement to conserve private land in New Brunswick. Canadians are voicing their support for land conservation, the protection of biodiversity and nature-based climate solutions. There is significant momentum towards land conservation with the Government of Canada committed to protecting 25% of Canada by 2025 and 30% by 2030. In the face of continued challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, the Nature Trust is taking a leading role in advocacy for the conservation of New Brunswick’s natural heritage and creating a legacy of protected ecosystems for future generations.
Fluency in English is a requirement for this position. Fluency in French is an asset.
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick head office is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $92,000 and benefits are available.
Application Process & Deadline
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick (“Nature Trust”) is recruiting for the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Candidates are asked to submit a resume and letter of interest to CEO@ntnb.org by May 18th, 2021.
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The Nature Trust offers a vibrant work culture defined by a shared vision of a healthy future for both the land and people of New Brunswick. The organization is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all and seeks to provide an inclusive and accommodating space for all employees. We welcome and encourage applications from all equity seeking groups, including candidates of diverse gender identities, candidates from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and persons with disabilities. Upon request, accommodations are available for candidates taking part in the selection process.
The candidate’s letter of interest must indicate in detail how the candidate meets the qualifications outlined below, providing evidence and examples for the education, knowledge, experience and competency categories.
The assessment process will include an initial screening, followed by interviews and reference checks.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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About the Nature Trust of New Brunswick
Established in 1987, the Nature Trust is a grassroots, charitable land conservation organization that is responsible for conserving over 9,000 acres (3,600 hectares) of private land in more than 60 beautiful and diverse nature preserves throughout the province.
Our mission is to conserve areas in New Brunswick that are ecologically significant; to establish nature preserves that remain protected forever; to steward the preserves through a network of volunteers and supporters; and to engage with the public on the importance of land conservation, New Brunswick’s natural heritage, biodiversity, and species at risk.
New Brunswick is a bountiful province, with stunning landscapes and varied ecosystems of forest, coastline, and waterways. The organization protects unique natural areas in New Brunswick: spectacular spaces of pristine, scenic beauty, including many that shelter rare, endangered species of flora and fauna. It is the Nature Trust’s mandate to steward these lands while maintaining healthy ecosystems, biodiversity and preserving native species.
We partner with individuals, landowners, community groups, non-profit organizations, Indigenous groups, businesses, and government departments at all levels to protect New Brunswick’s natural spaces. We establish nature preserves through land donations, land purchases, conservation easement agreements, other legal interests in land, and manage them in perpetuity.
We acquire conservation lands by working with our communities, members and volunteers to ensure that the natural heritage of New Brunswick is protected forever. Anyone can become a member of the Nature Trust by making a donation in person or online. In 2019, the Nature Trust established Our Conserve Y(our) NB: Protect the Places You Love campaign with a goal of raising $10 million to increase the amount of land we protect to 15,000 acres by 2030. This campaign is focused on protecting the essential habitats important to combating climate change, increasing wildlife habitat, and protecting the natural heritage of our province.
Throughout our everyday work we encourage responsible stewardship and protection of our conserved lands. This means New Brunswickers have access to natural spaces and recreation opportunities, the ability to get away and reconnect with the outdoors, and the opportunity to teach future generations about the importance of nature.
For more about the Nature Trust, please visit: https://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/
Ideal Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate:
Post-secondary education or related experience in Business and Natural Resource Management or equivalent experience (Business Administration, Leadership, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Governance, Law).
The main role of the CEO is to lead and implement the Nature Trust’s strategic objectives and manage the operations of the organization. The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors and Board Committees. The CEO supervises department managers to ensure each department delivers on their goals in the Strategic Plan and are successful within their departments.
Human Resource Management
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 9 2021 ID: 59597