Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Seeks Next Executive Director

Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications currently being accepted

The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Board of Directors has formed a search committee and retained Capital Development Services, a fundraising counsel and executive search firm based in Winston-Salem, to conduct the search for its next executive director.

Founding Executive Director Susie Hamrick Jones announced in May that she will retire effective September 1, 2017, after 22 years with the organization.

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally accredited, nonprofit regional land trust based in Morganton. The conservancy works cooperatively with landowners and public and private conservation partners to preserve and protect significant natural areas and open spaces. Focus areas include watersheds, forests and farmland across the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills in eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, and Rutherford.

Foothills Conservancy Board Chairman Ron Beane is chairing the search committee, which includes board members Ann Costello, Jim Goldsmith, Randy Loftis, Susan Powers, Gordon Scott, Mike Tanner, and Martha Whitfield.

“We are glad to have Capital Development Services’ experience and expertise in this process to help us find the right executive director who will lead Foothills Conservancy in continued success preserving and protecting the lands and waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills region,” said Beane.

The position announcement is available on the Capital Development Services website: www.capdev.com as well as on the Foothills Conservancy website. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications will be accepted through July 1, 2017 and must be submitted via email to searchservices@capdev.com. Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. All material will be confidential. Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x208.