The Nansemond River Preservation Alliance in Suffolk, VA is seeking its new leader! Our current President and CEO is retiring very soon. If you are excited about the City of Suffolk, it’s promise and the need to ensure that growth and preservation of natural resources can go hand in hand, let us know. Our next leader will be dynamic and have a passion for hands on leadership of a great group of citizen volunteers and businesses who share our values. We are a lean organization that offers flexibility of schedule with the ability to do some remote work (though we have an office), a part time education coordinator, a bookkeeping firm (provided by a donor), competitive pay and a part time social media producer. This is a hands-on position that features most of your work done with volunteers working on our programs, meeting with city and state leaders, interfacing with the community and telling our story to donors and potential donors. Of course, there is administrative stuff too! This is a great opportunity for a person with purpose. To apply send a cover letter with your resume with demonstrative accomplishments to

Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
Nansemond River Preservation Alliance
Projected start date: On or about February 1, 2023
Office location: Eclipse section of Suffolk VA
Our Mission
The mission of the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance (NRPA) founded in 2010, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is to raise public awareness and encourage environmental stewardship of the Nansemond River, Chuckatuck Creek, Bennett’s Creek and their tributaries and wetlands by developing and implementing programs and initiating collaborative actions with individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and governmental agencies. We are passionate to restore and protect Suffolk, Virginia’s waterways, water quality, the shoreline and wildlife, including marine life, by proper enforcement of environmental regulations and policies.
Position overview

The President and CEO provides leadership and day to day management for all aspects of operations.
• The President and CEO works in concert with the 20-member Board of Directors and answers to the Board including the Chairperson, VP/Secretary and VP/treasurer.
• The CEO serves as the public face of the organization. Maintains relationships with existing alliances: City, Regional, State, Federal governments, non-profit organizations, and businesses.
• Works with the Board to strategically shape the future evolution of the NRPA.
• Directs all programs and projects.
• Works with over 200 volunteers and members to improve water quality of the City of Suffolk’s rivers, creeks, and tributaries.
• Creates and operates environmental education programs for adults and K-12 .
• Leads and grows all development activities, solicitation of government and foundation grants as well as donations from members.
• Ensures long term viability of the organization through proper stewardship of current funding.
• Qualifications:
• Professional experience in leadership roles in non-profit organization.
• Advanced degree is preferred and/or experience in environmental areas.
• Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
• Ability to lift to fifteen pounds at a time.
• Active outdoor mobility to lead programs.
• Experience in financial management of operating funds.
• Favorable results on a background check.