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Executive Director

Posted: 11/05/2023

The next Executive Director of the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust will be a leader who values community, who understands the relationship between people and nature, and who is fueled by a personal connection to the land. Our ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with management and fundraising experience. They are personally engaged in our mission and skilled at sharing this inspiration with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Island community members. 

The Land Trust is a small nonprofit, with seven full-time staff and a budget of $1.2 million. The Executive Director is responsible for the management and execution of all Land-Trust related affairs, including budgeting, planning, fundraising and communications. The Executive Director will have proven experience with leadership, program execution, and management, as well as a demonstrated track record in cultivation of individual donors. They will understand the nonprofit sector and be comfortable operating in an environment that requires competency across a wide range of skill sets and functions: 

  • The Executive Director expresses leadership inspired by a shared vision. They will give that vision substance through strategic planning and program development; lead a team through collaborative implementation; and maintain accountability to both vision and mission delivery. 

  • The Executive Director will appreciate the Land Trust’s strong financial position and prioritize long-range sustainability. They will provide appropriate administration and support for programs, and manage Land Trust conservation as a long-term investment.  

  • The Executive Director will represent the Land Trust in the community, serving as a messenger, ambassador and collaborator who is visible, accessible and trusted. They will have experience with diverse communities, and they will have working knowledge on how to dismantle barriers to participation and engagement with marginalized communities. 

  • The Executive Director will build and manage a collaborative team. They will inspire and coordinate to ensure that staff play to their strengths and support each other as colleagues. 

  • The Executive Director will steward close relationships with Land Trust supporters, building upon a decades-long tradition of generosity and trust that has been essential to the organization’s success.

    The Executive Director role is a full-time exempt position. Compensation range is $110,000 to $125,000 and includes medical and dental insurance. Unless in the field, the Executive Director and staff work at the Land Trust office, located on Bank Road in the commercial center of the Island. 

    Human communities and ecosystems alike thrive by their diversity. The Land Trust welcomes candidates of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, identities, religions, and ages with diverse viewpoints and lived experience. 

    If this opportunity speaks to you, and you have skills and experience that might complement what the Land Trust has to offer, please send a cover letter and resume to

    Candidates will be considered until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by September 30, 2023.
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