Join Our Team! Executive Director Position Announcement

Job Posting: Executive Director

The Chama Peak Land Alliance is seeking a full-time Executive Director who will guide the day-to-day administrative, financial, and programmatic actions of the organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission, financial objectives, and strategic goals.

The Chama Peak Land Alliance is a diverse group of conservation-minded landowners committed to embracing, practicing, and sharing responsible land, water and wildlife stewardship in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico for the benefit of our tri-cultural heritage and for generations to come. This is a unique opportunity for a highly qualified candidate to become a critical part of a successful private lands based organization that is well known and respected throughout the region and the West.

I. Qualifications and Profile

  • Visionary leader; supervisory experience preferred.

  • Bachelors degree in natural resources, environmental science, forestry, agriculture or related field and a minimum five (5) years of work experience in these or a related field.

  • An understanding of the culture, history and community dynamics in the region.

  • Ability to move conservation efforts forward in a positive, collaborative manner and have an understanding of and sensitivity to the cultural heritage of the region.

  • Excellent administrative and organizing skills, task-oriented and ability to meet deadlines; experience managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated experience in on-ground project management, especially range, timber, wildland fire, riparian restoration, or similar, work. Experience working with private landowners preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to share stories and lessons learned via web, video, presentations and other creative medias.

  • Familiar with Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, SquareSpace, Little Green Light, Mail Chimp and popular social media platforms. Comfortable communicating via email, phone, and web conferencing with remotely based partners, Board Members, staff, or volunteers.

  • Experience with non-profit management and best practices.

  • Experience managing private, state and federal government grant awards and required financial reporting, including Federal Uniform Guidance.

  • Successful experience with fundraising, marketing, and public relations.

  • Willingness to travel in the Chama Peak Land Alliance region and spend days away from the main office.


II. Compensation, benefits and location

Salary range: DOE, full-time with benefits. Ideally located in the Alliance region (Pagosa Spring, CO; Chama, NM) or nearby cities such as Durango, CO or Santa Fe, NM or willing to relocate.


III. Application Process

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references by COB August 9, 2019 to Please put “Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Questions may be directed to

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