Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is accepting applications for executive director.

The Fredericksburg based nonprofit river conservation organization was founded in 1985 to be “The Voice and Active Force for a Healthy and Scenic Rappahannock River.”  John Tippett has served as FOR’s executive director since 1995.  He announced in April he is stepping-down due to a long-term battle with neurologic Lyme disease.

The online application is due by noon on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Candidate qualifications for executive director as listed on the job web page are:

“Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in the Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Planning, or related field and at least eight (8) years professional management experience in the environmental non-profit arena, preferably in the conservation of aquatic/marine ecosystems. OR Significant experience as an executive-level leader in either the nonprofit or corporate arena, with a demonstrated passion and personal commitment to the mission of the Friends of the Rappahannock, and a demonstrated willingness and ability to quickly obtain competency in the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed.”

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