SENIOR DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
A crucial part of implementing our strategic plan is ensuring we build and maintain strong partnerships with a diverse array of agencies, organizations, companies, associations, and elected and government officials. Landforce is currently involved in nearly two dozen potentially consequential conversations on both sides of our mission -- environment and people-centered justice. We are seeking someone to assume a leadership position, working alongside the Executive Director, in ensuring that these relationships flourish and result in solid action for both Landforce, our people, the planet, and our partners. You will be expected to take the lead on some of these conversations, working closely with the Executive Director, Director of Workforce Development, and Director of Land Stewardship to maintain momentum, build actionable plans that meet our needs while satisfying those expressed by our partners, and to create new relationships. We will look to you to have a familiarity with local, regional, state and federal government partners, and help the Executive Director build deep and meaningful relationships with our elected and government officials. You will become our policy expert across a wide array of policy issues so that we are confident that when we advocate for a particular policy, these policies will cause positive structural changes in the lives of our crew members and their families and the environment in which we all live. While this position is not primarily a fundraising position, the incumbent will support the Executive Director’s fundraising work by taking the lead on relationship building that falls within their purview, notably, but not limited to, government opportunities.
We imagine that the person who will do this job well is a team player, self-starter, thoughtful, enjoys people, is committed to our mission of justice and environment, has demonstrated experience building long-standing relationships, and is knowledgeable about the nonprofit, private, and government sectors and how they can best work together. While we may imagine that the person best suited for a position like this will have a Masters Degree in Public Policy or something similar, we are open to being surprised, and recognize that not all paths to the same point need to be the same. It is your experience and demonstrated results we are interested in learning about.
While our dual mission is not unique, we recognize that we are unusual in the equal weight we put on people and the environment. While we would love to find someone who is equally comfortable talking action and policy across environment, justice, race, incarceration, and poverty, we are simultaneously realists, and (sadly) recognize that unicorns do not actually exist. So, if this position excites you, please review the job description here and send a resume with a cover letter describing why you are the right person for this job to our Executive Director, Dr. Ilyssa Manspeizer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary is $70,000 plus benefits (100% health, medical, dental; 3% retirement match (from January following start of employment); 12 paid company holiday days, first year up to 19 days/year with increases at 2 and 5 years of employment; paid parental leave (after 6 months), etc.)