Interim Executive Director
The Native American Land Conservancy (NALC, Conservancy), is an intertribal non-profit organization based
in Coachella, California. Our mission is to acquire, preserve, and protect sacred lands. The NALC provides
culturally appropriate protective management for natural and cultural heritage areas. Our programs engage
32 tribal communities in California, Arizona, and Nevada. NALC administers, among other land holdings, a
2,560-acre area known as the Old Woman Mountains Preserve, conducts educational programming, and
partners on advocacy for the protection of tribal heritage sites.
The Interim Executive Director (IED) position will initially be a part-time position (20-hours per week) and work from home. In addition to fundraising, the Interim Executive Director will be responsible for
administering all existing grant obligations, and maintaining all aspects of the NALC’s operations, responsibilities, program management, administration, financial reporting, and strengthening new and existing community partnerships in support of the Conservancy’s mission.
It is the Board’s goal to transition the Interim Executive Director position to a full-time position within a period of six months. The Board will provide the successful candidate goals and objectives to achieve during the interim six-month period. These goals will include fundraising for the full-time position, operating expenses, and project funding.
The first and principal duty of the ED will be developing and implementing a fundraising plan.
-Develops and monitors an annual budget and provides overall management of the fiscal operations of the Conservancy in cooperation with the Board Treasurer and the Executive Committee.
-Ensures regular evaluation and reporting of budget results including cash flow projections.
-Ensures Board and staff compliance with all internal policies and procedures, legal requirements, and financial standards.
-Ensures proper accounting and management of grants and funds.
-Ensures proper compliance with all insurance and tax requirements.
-Develops and implements a fundraising plan.
-Leads fundraising for the full-time position, operating expenses, and project funding. Researches, locates, and applies for appropriate grants.
-Serves as liaison to the Board of Directors, including preparing materials for meetings and staffing Board committees.
-Monitors, tracks, and reports progress toward funding plan benchmarks.
-Represents the Conservancy to a variety of audiences, including tribes, volunteers, members, government agencies and officials, community leaders, and other partners.
-Oversees management of the Conservancy’s conservation easements and fee lands.