After 5 years as iLCP's Executive Director, Alexandra Garcia will be stepping down at the end of April to pursue new professional challenges. We thank her for dedicated service to the organization and wish her the very best in her future endeavors!
The iLCP Board of Directors has established the Executive Director Search Committee to identify Alex's successor and we hope you will take the time to review the position description below and either submit your name if appropriate or forward it on to others in your network that you think might be interested in this opportunity.
Our mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography. Our Fellows are an elite group of the world's top wildlife, nature, and culture photographers who, in addition to displaying remarkable photographic skills, have each demonstrated a deep commitment to conservation efforts around the globe. Our programs revolve around our Fellows. iLCP aims to influence all photographers and users of imagery to adopt sustainable best practicesin the creation and use of visual media.
Acceptance to the Fellowship is only granted to individuals who have a proven commitment to conservation action, superior photographic skills, and the highest ethical standards. As the world's leading organization of its type, iLCP actively advocates on behalf of the Fellows, our partner organizations, and the general, professional wildlife, and nature photography community on issues of common interests. iLCP is known for its Conservation Photography Expeditions that connect local, national or international organizations with one or more of our Fellows. The objective of this intensive field time with our Conservation Partners is to produce real world change from these collaborations. We do this by creating a body of images and visual stories that fully capture the threats and opportunities faced by communities whose physical environments, fauna, flora, and/or cultural traditions are in peril from human choices. We have a strong and successful history of stepping in at just the right time to tip the scales in favor of conservation. iLCP has an Image Licensing Service, the intent of which is to further the impact of these ethically sourced images by making them available to relevant conservation organizations and to enhance our ability to meet the visual assets needs of our current and potential Conservation Partners.
Annually in November, iLCP hosts WiLDSPEAK DC - a multi-day symposium of presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration with some of the world's leading nature and wildlife photographers, filmmakers, scientists, newsmakers, and conservation organizations to explore how visual media can best contribute to impactful science and conservation communication and positive outcomes for wildlife and wild land globally.
The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) is seeking a new Executive Director to manage and expand the organization. iLCP tells stories that change the world and we are looking for a visionary leader with dreams as big as the photographers to be the face of our organization. The ideal candidate should have executive level experience in nonprofit management and development. The ideal candidate also should have experience in conservation communication, and/or a background working with photographers. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing administration, fundraising, programs, serves as the spokesperson to the outside world and is responsible for creating and implementing the strategic plan of iLCP. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Functions
Requirements and Highly Desirable Qualifications
All candidates should have proven leadership, relationship management, and fundraising and development experience.
Salary & Benefits
We are a small organization that is poised to grow quickly with the right leader. While we are unable to offer the salary that we would like to for this position, we are a flexible, collaborative group who encourage travel and a healthy life/work balance.
We are open to hear your ideas about how things go, and are looking for someone who is as hungry as we are to create change in the world for conservation.
This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The International League of Conservation Photographers is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.
Please email the iLCP Executive Director Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your cover letter and complete resume detailing positions held for at least the last ten years in one PDF document. Title your email with "Executive Director" and your name in the subject line, e.g. Executive Director - Joe Smith.
You will be notified when your application is received and we will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2017 (no joke!). We will contact you if we wish to talk with you and we ask that you please not contact us unless we have reached out and invited you to move forward with the application process. At that time we will be happy to answer any questions.