The Trail Conservancy

Chief Executive Officer

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The Trail Conservancy seeks a strategic, collaborative, inspirational Chief Executive Officer to guide a leading, world-class park partner as it grows.

The Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect, enhance, and connect the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail for everyone. In partnership with the City of Austin, TTC stewards the Butler Trail and 300 acres of surrounding parkland around Lady Bird Lake—the largest and most complete natural area in downtown Austin. TTC seeks its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization through a period of opportunity and growth. This is an incredible chance to advance a high-functioning nonprofit organization to its next phase. 

The CEO will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of The Trail Conservancy and driving its mission delivery to new heights. This position will lead the organization in fundraising, government and public relations, strategic planning, financial accountability, and nonprofit organizational management. They will oversee a dedicated team of 17 staff and a $7–10 million dollar budget and report to a diverse and engaged Board of Directors. 

The Trail Conservancy seeks a strategic, collaborative leader, a successful fundraiser, and a diplomatic advocate and spokesperson. The ideal candidate will have experience building trusted relationships at all levels of government, connecting with the public, fostering collaborative partnerships with other nonprofits, and working effectively with Board members. They will be able to inspire staff and unify the community around a shared vision for the Trail. Above all, they will be dedicated to the mission of TTC and have a passion for public parks.


The Chief Executive Officer will work from TTC’s office in downtown Austin, Texas.


The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $175,000–$210,000, commensurate with experience. Total compensation consists of a base salary plus a performance bonus.

Start Date 

Early 2024

To Apply

Please select “Apply.” Applications should include a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications that match the position criteria and what you will bring to the role.

For More Information

More information about The Trail Conservancy can be found at

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact: Jena Kuznik, Senior Consultant, Potrero Group at

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