Business Director

The Coastal Land Trust is a high-performing, accredited, regional land trust with a reputation for excellence. Established in 1992, it serves the coastal plain of North Carolina. Its team includes a diverse, engaged and energetic board of directors comprised of leaders in law, biology, finance, philanthropy, business, management and education, and a talented, experienced and dedicated staff who share a passion for nature, and work from offices in Wilmington, New Bern and Elizabeth City. It is a non-partisan, non-adversarial, membership-based nonprofit conservation organization, whose work is data-driven and science-based, illustrated most dramatically in its adoption of a Top 40 list of priority conservation projects. The Coastal Land Trust has a strong balance sheet
(approximately $50 M in assets, primarily conservation land), endowments in excess of $5.0 million and a $2 million internal Revolving Loan Fund. Its annual operating budget is approximately $1.5 million, and its annual capital expenses for land are between $2-million – $5 million.

The Business Director is a key member of the management team at the Coastal Land Trust, being responsible for the business and financial matters of the Coastal land Trust, with a focus on sustainability through maximizing revenues and controlling expenses. They perform a wide range of tasks to ensure company productivity, efficiency and sustainability, including budgeting and planning, processing receipts and disbursements, reconciling and reviewing bank, investment and other account statements, grants administration, and producing timely and accurate financial reports. The Business Director provides liaison with the Coastal Land Trust outside auditor, Treasurer, and the Board Finance Committee. They make timely payments and filings with taxing and granting agencies and authorities. They have responsibility for administration of personnel policies and records, payroll processing, risk management, and management of space, data, equipment, supplies, facilities, and support services at main and satellite offices. They design and implement internal and external controls for financial systems. These duties will be carried out under the supervision of the CFO (who is part-time) and Executive Director, with the guidance of the Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
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