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Chief Executive Officer, LightHawk

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Denver, CO, USA

LightHawk accelerates conservation success through the powerful perspective of flight.

LightHawk seeks out conservation projects and partners where it knows it can make a significant contribution. It then serves as a consultant, co-designing flight campaigns to achieve relevant and important conservation outcomes, educational objectives, and outreach strategies.

This work depends on a network of 300 volunteer pilots who donate expertise, time, aircraft, and fuel to support projects, making flight support free of direct cost to LightHawk’s partners.

Today LightHawk seeks an energetic, aspirational, goal-oriented Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead all aspects of the organization to even greater heights. The CEO is the public face of LightHawk to volunteer pilots, donors, and partner organizations, as well as to diverse government entities. Overseeing the fundraising, administrative, operational, fiscal, and risk management functions, the CEO leads a staff of 11 employees. Approximately one-half are based in administrative headquarters in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The others (primarily program staff) telecommute via home offices located throughout the U.S.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for LightHawk. A complete list of qualifications is available in the job description at (on the DRi website). Applications can be submitted via the website or via email to [email protected].

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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LightHawk accelerates conservation success through the powerful perspective of flight.

We know that aviation can greatly enhance conservation work, often in ways that are not immediately obvious. We also know that aviation resources are often too costly for conservation efforts, even if their value and contribution is understood.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 2 2019
Active Until: 
Jan 2 2020
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