The Charles River Conservancy, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, seeks a new Executive Director, as the previous one is retiring after serving in this position for 18 years.
This is a unique opportunity for the next Executive Director of the Charles River Conservancy to provide strategic and innovative leadership to grow and guide the organization’s impact and reach. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will develop and execute a forward-looking vision and strategic plan for the Conservancy’s next chapter.
A collaborative and charismatic individual, the Executive Director will establish, cultivate, and maintain strong working partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including the DCR, Board, funders, and other partners about the Conservancy’s mission. The Executive Director will be a compelling spokesperson and ambassador for the Conservancy’s work and programs.
The Conservancy is dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the urban parklands along the Charles River, for the enjoyment of all. The Conservancy promotes the active use and vitality of the parklands, increases recreational and cultural opportunities, and works to ensure the beauty and integrity of this extraordinary public resource.
Established in 2000, the Charles River Conservancy works in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) as well as other state and local agencies on the renewal and active use of the Charles River parklands from Boston Harbor to the Watertown Dam.
The Conservancy also works to provide increased connectivity to the River and its parklands to all of the communities within the Boston / Cambridge metro area.
Each year, approximately 2,000 volunteers work with the Conservancy to renew and maintain the Charles River parklands. The Conservancy also collaborates with other organizations and coalitions to advocate for increased state funding to enhance the landscape, structures, pathways, and amenities of the Charles River Basin.
A leader in forming public-private partnerships, the Conservancy has successfully leveraged funds for many projects that make the parklands more active, attractive, and accessible for all.
Photo courtesy of Charles River Conservancy.