Rock Point Commons

Rock Point Commons (RPC), a non-profit organization, is seeking an Executive Director responsible for the management and sustainable development of Rock Point, a 130-acre sanctuary of publicly accessible conserved land within Burlington, Vermont.  

The Executive Director will report directly to the RPC Board of Directors. 

Many partners use Rock Point in support of educational, spiritual, micro-agricultural and ecological goals. The property includes hiking trails, conference center, community agriculture, as well as private housing and the separately managed Rock Point School. The Rock Point property is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and managed by a non-denominational RPC board that delegates management to an Executive Director with a small staff.  

The Executive Director is charged with advancing the sustainable future of the Commons and its partners through collaboration with land users, institutional partners, staff and the RPC board. The Executive Director will be a hands-on champion for RPC vision and responsible for leadership in the following areas: financial fundraising, financial management and capital project development. strategy development; human resources; and partner management;  

The successful candidate will be passionate, entrepreneurial, flexible, and will have a proven track record in developing and managing partnerships, as well as in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in work culture. The successful candidate will have strong strategic planning and communication skills, and will be comfortable with working within an evolving, mission-driven organization. 

The position is expected to start in October 2022.

To apply: Please submit the following to EDSearch@diovermont.org, prior to 13 August 2022.  

  • CV/Resume 

  • Statement of Interest: Please describe your interest in working on Rock Point, including responses to the following three questions.  

  • How does your life and work experience contribute to leading Rock Point Commons over the next decade?  

  • How would you foster diversity, equity and inclusion in your approach to partnerships?  

  • Describe your ability or approach to working in and develop an evolving organization with limited human and financial resources?