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Executive Director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future [KY]

Interested in leading sustainable community development in rural central Kentucky? Consider Executive Director position at New Pioneers in Springfield, Kentucky

The New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future support programs such as: farmers market for growers and producers of Washington and surrounding counties, local producer meetings, and farmland preservation and land conservation.

New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future seeks a qualified and visionary leader to serve as Executive Director. Now in its 15th year as a premiere community-based nonprofit organization, New Pioneers’ mission is to promote sustainable thinking and sustainable development in rural central Kentucky, with a focus on Washington, Marion, and Nelson counties. This is achieved by developing programs that educate, demonstrate, and advocate for ecological sustainability as it interrelates with economic, community, family and individual well-being.

Executive Director Position

The Executive Director is the key leader and manager of New Pioneers and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the strategic plan; overseeing organizational operations; safeguarding and ensuring financial and legal viability; and providing direction and resources for the governance role of the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, have the knowledge, vision and passion for bringing a sustainability agenda to rural communities, have proven relationship-building, leadership and administrative skills, demonstrate the potential to be an effective fundraiser, and be broadly computer proficient. 

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Salary is based on experience and competitive with sector norms. Benefits include health plan compensation, educational and sick leave, paid vacation time.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

New Pioneers encourages applications from all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, background, culture, country of origin, sexual orientation, disability.

Application Process

Send a cover letter highlighting your strengths for this position, your resume, and three professional references, to: Anne Harrison, President of the Board of New Pioneers.   Applications accepted through June 7.