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Executive Director

Woodland, CA
  • Posted: December 05, 2022
  • Full-Time

A Yolo County-based Non-Profit is seeking their next Executive Director to provide leadership toward the development and fulfillment of the organization's mission of conserving farmland in Yolo County through the implementation of their strategic plan and the achievement of annual goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will lead and manage all functions of the organization including financial oversight, budget development and management, conservation easement transactions, stewardship of the conservation portfolio (including the organization-owned farm), donor stewardship and development, and external communications.

Responsibilities include:
  • Ensure that organization's mission is at the core of all activities.
  • Build on the organization's past successes to expand its presence and conservation portfolio in Yolo County.
  • Collaborate with the Board to set annual goals and objectives for the organization.
  • Oversee the stewardship of the conservation portfolio, including a 600-acre farm owned by organization and leased to local growers.
  • Ensure the organization's mission and services are consistently portrayed with an aligned, strong, positive image to relevant constituents and the broader public
  • Establish trust and strong relationships with the agriculture community, donors, and community

Requirements include:
  • Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the organization's mission of conserving Yolo County farmland.
  • Experience in land conservation transactions, knowledge of conservation easements, and familiarity with agricultural property management.
  • Understanding of agriculture, the agricultural community, and current issues facing agriculture.
  • Ability to speak, listen, and write in a clear, compelling, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. This includes making presentations to large and small groups, often on short notice or on the spur of the moment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, open working relationships with staff, landowners, local, state and federal government representatives, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to further the mission of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain and portray neutral position on land use matters and other divisive issues.
  • Ability to foster teamwork.
  • Ability to create a positive, nurturing work environment for the staff, and demonstrated management experience and success.
  • Strong, self-directed work ethic with unquestionable professionalism, honesty, and integrity, including the ability to properly handle confidential information.
  • Willingness to work regularly in the Woodland office to maintain an active presence within the community and to be a hands-on manager of the organization.
  • Bachelor's degree is required (although candidates with equivalent professional work experience will be considered). Advanced degree preferred, ideally in a related field. Legal background is a plus.


This position offers a competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience. In addition, compensation includes:
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement

All offers of employment contingent on a background check. EOE. Please note that Morrison does not recruit from client personnel (click here for details).



Woodland, CA
95776 USA



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