Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) - Executive Director

The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) is a globally-recognized leader in tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation. Established in 2019 under the umbrella of an IUCN specialist group, the organization has evolved and grown in the past 13 years to obtain nonprofit 501(c)(3) status (2005), create a formal Board of Directors (2008), and has centralized its base operations in South Carolina by opening the Turtle Survival Center (2013). The Turtle Survival Center achieved accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2018, and is now home to more than 700 turtles and tortoises, representing 30 of the world’s most critically endangered species. The TSA has also grown internationally, with significant field projects or programs in Madagascar, Myanmar and India, and additional projects in Belize, Colombia, and throughout Asia.

The Turtle Survival Alliance is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership and overall strategic management and operational responsibility for the organization including field programs and the Turtle Survival Center. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, the Executive Director will advance the organization’s mission, lead the strategic planning, oversee operations at home and abroad, and ensure and advance its financial sustainability. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the TSA’s strategic plan, objectives, and goals, as approved by the Board, are implemented and fulfilled. S/he will have broad knowledge of conservation / animal / turtle field programs, non-profit operations, and organizational business planning. The Executive Director is ultimately accountable for the fiscal health and stability of the TSA, ensuring its programs are developed, administered and completed according to plan and on budget. S/he serves as the primary liaison with the TSA’s Board of Directors, staff, various partners, other key stakeholders and the general public.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Passion for the TSA mission and conservation.
  • At least ten years of progressive managerial and administrative responsibility; ideally at a conservation organization or related type of public/private organization.
  • Master’s Degree or higher from a four-year college or university, or equivalent of educational and professional experience.
  • A broad-based knowledge of wildlife conservation, ideally turtle conservation, and/or chelonian husbandry.
  • The vision and strength of leadership to develop and execute long-term strategic plans for an organization; Experience managing a complex organizational and financial structure.
  • Proven success as a general manager with oversight of leadership, finance, fund-development, operations, and programs; Evident ability to prioritize and delegate responsibilities.
  • A track record of financial management that includes revenue growth, expense management, and wise operating investment.
  • Demonstrated, exemplary leadership of staff and other stakeholders; Experience working with a volunteer board of supporters, especially in keeping them informed, engaging them in strategic discussion, and mobilizing them in activities to which they are best suited, such as strategic planning, making connections, and fundraising.
  • Proven communication, leadership, and relationship-building skills; Demonstrated community outreach ability and experience with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Availability for global, as well as US national travel.

Schultz & Williams is managing the search for the Turtle Survival Alliance. Interested candidates may request a more extensive position profile from and submit resumes to TSAexecsearch@schultzwilliams.com. Resumes will be reviewed starting August 1, 2019.

To see the full and complete job description please click the link below to view it on the Schultz & Williams website. https://www.schultzwilliams.com/seeking-executive-director/

Please see the application instructions for information on how to apply to the position. If you would like to find out more about S&W please visit their website. https://www.schultzwilliams.com/

Experience Required

• Passion for the TSA mission and conservation. • At least ten years of progressive managerial and administrative responsibility; ideally at a conservation organization or related type of public/private organization. • Desired Master’s Degree or higher from a four-year college or university, or equivalent of educational and professional experience. • A broad-based knowledge of wildlife conservation, ideally turtle conservation, and an appreciation for the TSA’s programs. • The vision and strength of leadership to develop and execute long-term strategic plans for an organization; Experience managing a complex organizational and financial structure. • Proven success as a general manager with oversight of leadership, finance, fund-development, operations, and programs; Evident ability to prioritize and delegate responsibilities. • A track record of financial management that includes revenue growth, expense management, and wise operating investment. • Demonstrated, exemplary leadership of staff and other stakeholders; Experience working with a volunteer board of supporters, especially in keeping them informed, engaging them in strategic discussion, and mobilizing them in activities to which they are best suited, such as strategic planning, making connections, and fundraising. • Proven communication, leadership, and relationship-building skills; Demonstrated community outreach ability and experience with diverse populations. • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays. • Availability for global, as well as US national travel.

Salary

TSA will offer a competitive salary will reflect the experience of the Executive Director

How to Apply

Schultz & Williams is managing the search for the Turtle Survival Alliance. Interested candidates may request a more extensive position profile from and submit resumes to TSAexecsearch@schultzwilliams.com. Resumes will be reviewed starting August 1, 2019. To see the full and complete job description please click the link below to view it on the Schultz & Williams website. https://www.schultzwilliams.com/seeking-executive-director/

Please see the application instructions for information on how to apply to the position. If would like to find out more about S&W please visit their website. https://www.schultzwilliams.com/

 

Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)
1030 Jenkins Rd., Suite D
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843-724-9763