Here in Arlington, Virginia, where REVITALIZATION is published (and where The Nature Conservancy is headquartered), the non-profit Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) seeks a President. I (Storm Cunningham) have spoken at more than one of their conferences, and found RAE to be an excellent and valuable organization.
Founded in 1995, RAE is a national alliance of 10 coastal conservation groups dedicated to restoring and preserving America’s estuaries and coasts. RAE is a powerful voice for coastal habitat restoration in the nation’s capital.
RAE member organizations restore coastal habitats in 10 estuaries and 16 states nationwide. Stretching from New England to California, we have unmatched national reach and effectiveness; our local projects restore coastal wetlands, open fish passages, remove invasive species, build living shorelines, transplant seagrasses, replant salt marshes, and restore shellfish habitat.
As the leader of a national alliance, we are a powerful force for coastal habitat restoration in the nation’s capital. We provide a unified voice for coastal conservation in Washington D.C. and advance the science and practice of habitat restoration through on-the-ground projects, groundbreaking science, high-level meetings, and our biennial National Coastal and Estuarine Summit.
The President is responsible for the successful execution of our strategic plan to achieve our mission. S/he will lead our talented team and oversee the day-to-day administration of the organization while also developing and managing strong external partnerships and relationships. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader with a passion for our mission and a successful record of fundraising, partnership development, and advocacy.
Photo of Chesapeake Bay (one of the world’s largest estuaries) is by Storm Cunningham.