Job Opportunities with TACF

President and CEO
The President and CEO is responsible for strategic, inspirational leadership and overall fiscal and operational management of TACF.  This includes all staff, programs, fundraising, and activities that support the organization.   Reporting to the Executive Committee (EC) of the National Board of Directors, the President and CEO will work to develop and implement strategy and initiatives that directly contribute to the restoration of the American chestnut to our Eastern woodlands. Primary focus on the restoration strategy and timeline, fundraising, and membership development. The organization has an operating budget of approximately $2.7 million and employs a full-time staff of 19.   

Experience Needed:

  • Education and experience.  BA/BS required with an advanced degree and CFRE certification preferred. A strong track record of nonprofit leadership with a preference for experience in a conservation or natural resources based organization. Broad knowledge and experience across all functional areas are required with strong experience in development and fundraising. Previous experience with board leadership and governance is also required.
  • Outstanding leadership skills.  This individual must be a visionary thinker with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategy that leads to organizational change that significantly impacts its success. Must have a strong understanding of situational leadership with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team to achieve success.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  This person must be highly relational with the ability to understand and engage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to include board members, donors, federal agencies, professional and scientific associations, and universities.

Applications and interviews for this position are being managed via the executive search firm of Signature Search. Please direct all inquiries to Chip Magee at: