ACLC Career Opportunities

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Become a Member of our team!

The scientists and staff who work with the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation are passionate about promoting the conservation of loons and their habitats in and beyond the Adirondacks. Our staff are passionate about our mission, committed to improving the environment for loons and other wildlife, creative, and excited about collaborating with other organizations and individuals.

If you are interested in being part of our small team, we welcome you to watch for position openings with the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. We welcome candidates with key values including integrity, collaboration, dedication, and passion for environmental conservation, and who can bring their unique talents and skills to the job at hand.


Executive Director

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, a dynamic growing nonprofit conservation organization based in Saranac Lake, NY, is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and detail-oriented full-time Executive Director to join our growing enthusiastic team. This year, the ACLC will be making a planned leadership transition to enable its founding director to focus on the scientific research and conservation aspects of the recently formed organization.

The ACLC Executive Director will work closely with the ACLC Board of Directors to plan, implement, and oversee the financial operations, communication, fundraising, and administrative activities of the organization in order to support the mission and strategic plan objectives of the ACLC, as well as oversee a small team of 3-5 year-round staff and 10-15 seasonal staff and interns.

The ideal candidate will have a deep passion for the mission of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. Additionally, our future Executive Director should be friendly, social, outgoing, positive, passionate, cool under pressure, detail and deadline oriented, a quick learner, multi-tasker, have a great sense of humor, and willing to do what needs to be done to make things happen. If you are happy to leap in and get your hands dirty, and don’t know the meaning of “not my job,” then we are looking for you!

A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in senior nonprofit management are required, as are management and fundraising aptitude; strong writing, public speaking and computer skills; and dedication to wildlife conservation and the Adirondacks. Experience with wildlife or environmental conservation non-profits and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or comparable field a plus.

To apply, please send cover letter detailing your qualifications and your Curriculum Vitae to

Start date: Spring, 2019, or when position is filled