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Executive Director


Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Job description

Sycamore Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) located in Bloomington, IN, is seeking exceptionally qualified, motivated candidates for its Executive Director position.

Sycamore’s mission is to preserve the beauty, health, and diversity of southern Indiana’s natural landscape through strategic land conservation and environmental education. As the largest regional land trust in Indiana, Sycamore strategically protects and restores a growing acreage of land, including 9,470 acres of fee-title properties and conservation easements. Sycamore also operates an environmental education program that reaches more than 5,000 people each year. Headquartered in a vibrant university town within the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana, this forward-thinking conservation nonprofit is nestled among beautiful habitat with at least 20 endangered or protected species found on its remarkable preserves.

As chief executive officer, the Executive Director provides the vision and oversight for key program areas including land protection, land stewardship, and environmental education while overseeing six other full-time professional staff. This hard-working, experienced team looks forward to welcoming a leader who can inspire and engage people within the organization and across Sycamore’s diverse coverage area of 26 counties.

The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional skills in leadership, management, and communication. Experience with major gift fundraising, working with boards, and financial management is critical. A working understanding of land trusts and conservation is essential. A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required, advanced degree preferred, and five to ten years’ experience in conservation, nonprofit management, and/or related field.


Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, Sycamore provides competitive retirement, health/dental benefits, and paid time off.


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