Job Posting: EALT Executive Director

Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) is looking for a new Executive Director.

The Organization

Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) is a charitable organization working to conserve and steward natural areas in the Edmonton region. Established in March 2007 by its founding members (The Edmonton Community Foundation, The City of Edmonton, and The Urban Development Institute as well as a number of respected environmental groups), EALT has grown into an organization focused on ensuring the ecological goods and services of natural and countryside landscapes are maintained, for the benefit, use and enjoyment of regional residents today and in the future.

EALT is the only regional Land Trust dedicated to preserving, in perpetuity, natural areas and working landscapes throughout the Edmonton region. EALT fills the gap in conservation, while taking a strongly collaborative approach with others working in conservation.

EALT’s work is accomplished through land purchase, land donation, conservation easements, and through partnerships, education and stewardship awareness. Conservation easements allow landowners to retain title to and use of their land while establishing a legacy of permanent conservation of areas of ecological significance.

The Opportunity

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that will make a difference in the conservation and stewardship of natural areas in the Edmonton region? Are you keenly interested in protecting our water, air, land, and wildlife as well as the scenic beauty of the region? Are you knowledgeable and experienced in land use planning, environmental management or the land trust movement? Would you relish an opportunity to lead a small organization that has significant impact on the community and its residents?

As the Executive Director, you will be positioned to lead an organization focused on land conservation and stewardship through collaborating and building partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including government, industry, Indigenous groups, landowners, academics and others. Reporting to the EALT Board you will work closely with them in the development and implementation of long-term strategic directions and goals. You will be responsible for the overall operational leadership of the organization ensuring the achievement of the strategic objectives through human resource management and financial oversight. The key responsibility of the Executive Director is to ensure the long term health and viability of EALT through fund development, building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, effective and creative programming and community outreach to raise awareness of EALT’s programs and goals.

The Location

The position will be in Edmonton and some regional travel will be required.

The Ideal Candidate

Do you have superior leadership and management abilities and are you seen as a team orientated leader? Do you have a history of achieving goals through building collaborative relationships with stakeholders that come from a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints? Do you have experience in overseeing programs from both a development, delivery and financial analysis perspective? If you also have demonstrated experience in environmental conservation and resource management you may well be the next Executive Director of EALT.

As the ideal candidate you will have a business degree or a degree in environmental studies combined with a minimum of 10 years of related management and operational leadership experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in the nonprofit sector and who have fund development and financial oversight experience. Your experience will demonstrate your ability to build strong networks with stakeholders in the community and your internal team. Experience in business planning combined with the ability to set priorities, track progress and ensure quality outcomes through accountable management practices will be a hallmark of your management style. You take a ‘hands on’ approach to ensure excellence in program delivery and operational management. In addition, you will be a strong analytical thinker who is energized by the conservation movement and sustainable land stewardship. You will love the challenge of securing land and fostering new educational and program opportunities. You past roles will demonstrate that you are an effective and transparent communicator who is seen as pragmatic, resourceful, and has a high degree of personal integrity. Experience reporting to and working with a board would be considered a strong asset.

If you are such a high energy individual and relish the opportunity to lead a dynamic and growing organization that truly makes a difference to the environment and to the community, we would like to hear from you.

How to Apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity please forward your resume and cover letter by email in strict confidence by April 15th, 2019 to:

Tammy Oberik
Human Resource Consultant

To learn more about the EALT please visit:

We thank all applicants for applying but only those invited for an interview will be contacted.