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Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has engaged Painter Executive Search to support their search for an experienced Executive Director to lead the implementation of their newly adopted Strategic Plan and partner with the community to ensure that the beauty and bounty of the county landscape is healthy and thriving. 

Based in the city of Santa Barbara, California the Land Trust is the leader in efforts across the county to conserve natural resources, agricultural land, and open spaces for the benefit of future generations. In the last five years the Land Trust has dramatically increased its visibility, relationship network and internal capacity as well as completed the re-accreditation process through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The future of the Land Trust is seeded with strong and growing support, healthy financial reserves and endowments, and unprecedented conservation opportunities. With tens of millions of dollars’ worth of conservation projects and associated funding in the pipeline, the Land Trust has never been in a stronger position to advance its mission.

The Executive Director (ED), reporting to the President of the Board and accountable to the Board of Trustees, will lead the execution of the Land Trust’s mission. Of primary importance, the ED will be an important external face of the organization engaging landowners, agricultural leaders, partners, governmental agencies, donors, and volunteers, as well as the public in order to grow visibility and support for the Land Trust.

Full position description can be found here: LT Santa Barbara PD.

Please contact Nancy Painter to learn more or submit your background for consideration at [email protected]. Please visit our websites and painterexecutivesearch for more about our organizations.


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