Illinois: Liberty Prairie Foundation seeks Executive Director

17 Feb
Executive Director for the Liberty Prairie Foundation, with responsibility for diverse programs and policy advocacy, including land stewardship and a thriving organic farm operation that combines food production with training and education.

The Foundation contributes actively to a high quality of life in the Prairie Crossing conservation community in Grayslake, Illinois, and surrounding areas.  An operating 501 (c) (3) foundation, it has provided critical financial support and leadership for the creation of the 5000-acre Liberty Prairie Reserve and its stewardship organization, the Liberty Prairie Conservancy, now an effective county-wide land trust.

The Foundation owns the 100-acre Prairie Crossing Farm and leases land for organic agriculture to commercial farmers, new farmers at the Farm Business Development Center, and the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm.  The Foundation has also prepared and promoted modern, environmentally responsible plans for new roads and public transportation.  The Foundation’s Byron Colby Barn hosts an early music concert series, a film series on food, conferences, workshops, and other cultural and educational events for the general public.

Required:

    Leadership skills
    Entrepreneurial orientation
    Management ability and experience
    Interest in and knowledge about public policy affecting regional development
    Fundraising ability to supplement base Foundation budget resources

Applicant must be equipped to expand on the Foundation’s 15 years of success in land conservation, organic & sustainable farming, analysis and advocacy of good public policies, and path-breaking community building.

Compensation negotiable.

Apply with a letter describing why you are interested in and potentially qualified for this position, a resume, and two references by March 5/2011 to:

lwiens@prairiecrossing.com Work:  847-548-4062 x13;  Cell:  847-612-8019

Linda Wiens

Senior Associate, Special Projects

Liberty Prairie Foundation

32400 North Harris Road

Grayslake, IL  60030

For more information: www.prairiecrossing.com

 

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