Executive Director: The Aiken Land Conservancy

The Aiken Land Conservancy (ALC), an accredited land trust, seeks an Executive Director to lead its mission to protect Aiken’s natural and historic resources. Our conserved properties include critical watersheds and ecosystems, rural and urban open space, historic properties, and public recreational land. ALC also plays a key role in the protection of a unique urban forest, Hitchcock Woods, and Aiken’s extensive historic districts. Aiken and the surrounding county are supported by an economy defined by large farming, forestry, equestrian and manufacturing operations.

The Executive Director must have solid conservation experience, competence in the easement process, solid administrative skills, and be able to serve as ALC’s public face to the community, government, and other organizations. The Executive Director will work with a dedicated board and a small but seasoned staff, supported by a community that is receptive to our mission. With a healthy financial position, ALC’s goal is to enhance our operational capabilities to respond to increasing development pressure. ALC is committed to protecting the natural beauty that defines our community today as well as play a key role in shaping its future. Southern Living Magazine has selected Aiken as one of the South’s Best Small Towns, and ALC’s resources are dedicated to protecting the quality of life that made that designation possible.

Compensation for a qualified and passionate candidate will be competitive and attractive. Benefits included. The position is based in Aiken, SC.

Please email the ALC president at president@conserveaiken.org.