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President

Alnoba

Alnoba is part of the Lewis Family Foundation, the umbrella organization for all of the Lewis Family’s charitable initiatives.  It is a results-driven entrepreneurial foundation that works on a global scale with an underlying vision to help change people’s lives and to build strong communities and cultures.   Alnoba offices are onsite, in Kensington, New Hampshire.


THE SEARCH

Alnoba is pleased to announce an opening for President.  The President is responsible for actively overseeing the administration and programs of Alnoba, as well as its strategic and entrepreneurial direction.  Alnoba is a 400-acre refuge of forest, fields, ponds, trails, and exceptional outdoor art that provides opportunities for people to reflect, connect, and create change at home and abroad—all while fostering a respect and gratitude for the planet. The position is 70% program development and operations, 30% strategy. The President oversees the hiring, developing, directing, and evaluating of all staff, and is responsible for delivering the impact of Alnoba, ensuring quality and effective programs. The President is also responsible for the financial management of Alnoba.

The President reports directly to Alan Lewis, chair of the Lewis Family Foundation.

OUR PROGRAMS: CORE and SUPPORTIVE

Our programs can be viewed as either “core” to mission’ or “supportive” of mission. Supportive programs are designed to serve the health and wellness of the surrounding community, while at the same time be sufficiently profitable to support Alnoba’s core programs

Alnoba’s core programs are

1. Leadership Development

a. non-profit leaders and teams

b. young people under 14 years

2. Conservation and Sustainability Leader in USA

a. Serve as a model for Conservation and Sustainability

b. Strong strategic alliances with bold environmental leaders

3.  Health and Wellness

a. The Farm at Eastman Corner

b. Sawyer Park

c.  Alnoba programs for health and wellness

4.   Art

a. International collection of outdoor art

Existing core programs include Pinnacle Leadership and Team Development, which offers programs for both nonprofit leaders and young people.   Since 1992, hundreds of teams, from the startup to established institutions have come in various stages. Some come to find their mission, others to kindle the spark and some to fundamental change course to tack to the changing winds.  This program draws upon one of New England’s largest ropes course and aerial parks.  

Alnoba strives to model Conservation.  It has forged several strategic alliances with strong environmental leaders and will continue both through these partnerships and its core programming to fund, teach and help mobilize citizens in grass root conservation efforts.

A new Speakers Series program has just been launched, in which the topics of leadership, conservation, wellness, and art are being addressed.

Supportive programs in the community include retail food provisioning at the Farm at Eastman’s Corner, a year-round community governed market, farm and gathering place at the heart of Kensington’s main street. Across the street, prepared food provisioning takes place at the Kensington Food Barn by the Farm’s culinary team. They prepare food for community meals, and for catered events held on the Alnoba site.  All profits plus 5% of sales from the Farm help support the Alnoba legacy program at Sawyer Park, a 30-acre organically managed park with four lit ballfields, a skateboard park, and a playground.  Gifted to the town by the Lewis Family, Sawyer Park serves the health and wellness of the community by providing a clean, safe place for families to play and the town to celebrate.   In addition, Alnoba will operate the recently acquired and renovated Country Brook Cafe, a small independently owned restaurant that has served the Kensington community for years.    

OUR PROPERTY

The 400-acre site’s location, property and facilities can serve a wide variety of programs and events.  It includes numerous outdoor meeting areas, 10 miles of trails and boardwalks, and a spectacular collection of outdoor sculpture by internationally renowned artists. Lodging is available at six cabins and homes onsite. A newly restored traditional New Hampshire barn offers 2800 square feet of pond-side event space. The newest addition is the Alnoba building itself, where 19th century timber framing methods meet 21st century green architecture.  It is the first Passive House building of its type in New England, built to reduce energy usage by 75-95% over similar structures. Parts of the 14,000-square foot building are 300-year-old reclaimed timbers, and other timbers come from trees that once stood in its place. The goal is for 100% of the electricity for all Alnoba buildings to be provided by onsite solar panels. 

Requirements:

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

    The ideal managerial characteristics and background of a successful candidate are:

  • Known as an inspirational, motivational leader who demonstrates passion for an organization’s mission.  Able to harness group to solve tough problems.
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit for developing experiences and programs in support of the organization’s mission.
  • Successful in managing both social and financial bottom lines
  • Advocates for identifying and finding solutions to environmental issues and promotes the importance of sustainable technologies and communities.
  • Demonstrates willingness to go the distance and fight the environmental battles where needed
  • Has felt the weight of leadership in dealing with organizational and /or people issues when making decisions needed to create positive changes.
  • Has developed financial strategies and tactics to move an organization’s negative financial position to a long-term positive one.
  • Has the strong oral and written communication skills that help establish and maintain relationships with various organizations, and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the organization’s mission.
  • Has guided an organization through setting and achieving measurable goals.
  • Experienced in working with private multi-generational family foundations
  • Exemplifies open and courageous communication, risk taking and teamwork.
  • Roots in New Hampshire/New England strongly preferred

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Alnoba greatly expanded it facilities and programming to the public in January 2017, many areas are still in the early stages of program development, establishing operating policies and procedures, community outreach and reaching financial sustainability.

The President will benefit from a strong operations and site management team with many long-term associates.  However, she/he will need to develop stronger financial acumen and social mission alignment/awareness throughout the organization.  

The challenge is to take what is now in development and lead it to be a viable organization both programmatically and financially. Alnoba is not an organization in transition, but should be considered an organization in high growth potential.  This provides huge opportunities for the right leader to build the organization into a much sought after, leading edge destination for leadership development; wellness education; conservation; and the arts.

The new President will be expected to accomplish three goals within the first year of assuming the position:

  • Manage the organization towards profitability in 2018 reaching at a minimum financial break-even on supportive mission programs.
  • Drive the achievement of Alnoba’s core mission goals, with particular focus on Conservation and Leadership Development
  • Submit a 3-Year Sustainability Plan to the Lewis Family Foundation.

The ideal managerial characteristics and background of a successful candidate are:

  • Known as an inspirational, motivational leader who demonstrates passion for an organization’s mission.  Able to harness group to solve tough problems.
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit for developing experiences and programs in support of the organization’s mission.
  • Successful in managing both social and financial bottom lines
  • Advocates for identifying and finding solutions to environmental issues and promotes the importance of sustainable technologies and communities.
  • Demonstrates willingness to go the distance and fight the environmental battles where needed
  • Has felt the weight of leadership in dealing with organizational and /or people issues when making decisions needed to create positive changes.
  • Has developed financial strategies and tactics to move an organization’s negative financial position to a long-term positive one.
  • Has the strong oral and written communication skills that help establish and maintain relationships with various organizations, and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the organization’s mission.
  • Has guided an organization through setting and achieving measurable goals.
  • Experienced in working with private multi-generational family foundations
  • Exemplifies open and courageous communication, risk taking and teamwork.
  • Roots in New Hampshire/New England strongly preferred

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Alnoba greatly expanded it facilities and programming to the public in January 2017, many areas are still in the early stages of program development, establishing operating policies and procedures, community outreach and reaching financial sustainability.

The President will benefit from a strong operations and site management team with many long-term associates.  However, she/he will need to develop stronger financial acumen and social mission alignment/awareness throughout the organization.  

The challenge is to take what is now in development and lead it to be a viable organization both programmatically and financially. Alnoba is not an organization in transition, but should be considered an organization in high growth potential.  This provides huge opportunities for the right leader to build the organization into a much sought after, leading edge destination for leadership development; wellness education; conservation; and the arts.

Responsibilities:

The new President will be expected to accomplish three goals within the first year of assuming the position:

  • Manage the organization towards profitability in 2018 reaching at a minimum financial break-even on supportive mission programs.
  • Drive the achievement of Alnoba’s core mission goals, with particular focus on Conservation and Leadership Development
  • Submit a 3-Year Sustainability Plan to the Lewis Family Foundation.
How to Apply:

TO APPLY

Send a letter of intent detailing your interest in the position along with a complete resume outlining your professional career, and three references with contact information: George Armstrong, Chair Search Committee, gparms@gmail.com or mail to 2448 Perilla Road, Cosby, TN 37722

Job Location:

Kensington

Date Added: October 2, 2017

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