Job Description

The Accokeek Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization seeking an experienced President who shares our passion for the land, water, and its people. A competitive candidate will have a record of exemplary management of people and resources, including strengths in development, outreach, non-profit finance, site operations, human resources, and organizational policy and culture with a place-based organization. The President will work with the Board and our partners to build on the Foundation’s 65-year legacy of practicing regenerative agriculture, which includes preserving biodiversity through raising endangered heritage breeds and saving heirloom seeds and sharing the intermingled story of this place and the generations that cherish it. 


The Foundation delivers programs and events that honestly confront the impacts of settler colonialism and slavery and foster dialog about the legacy of our complex history here on the doorstep of the nation's capital.  Together we will continue to nourish relationships with descendant communities by working with many partners including the Piscataway Tribes and surrounding African American residents. The President will be hired by and accountable to the Board of Trustees, a diverse group of committed individuals who share a passion for what the river, land, and soil hold, and who value the spirit and relations inherent within them. The President, Board, and staff will work collaboratively, with support from our partners, as catalysts for transformative change, restorative culture, and healing of people and the land.

The President is the Foundation’s corporate leader responsible for inspiring others to fulfill its vision, conceptualizing its overall strategy, and managing its daily operations. This work includes overseeing an annual operating budget of approximately $2 million and a professional team of about 25 staff and four direct reports; leading fund development planning and implementation; developing and sustaining stakeholder relationships and partnerships, including with the Piscataway Tribes and local communities; restoring the land through stewardship and conservation; planning and executing inclusive interpretation by sharing authority across various populations, and maintaining a strong collaborative relationship with the Board of Trustees. 

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Posted 6 months ago
Executive Director/CEO
Education Requirement
Doctorate Degree or Higher
Experience Requirement
10+ Years