Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Executive Director, Sandy River Watershed Council (Portland, OR)

  • Friday, March 06, 2020 8:47 AM
    Message # 8803864
    Becky Dobbins (Administrator)

    The SRWC is currently searching for a qualified candidate to fill the role of Executive Director.

    The Executive Director (ED) serves as the face of the Council, providing leadership and support across the organization, developing and implementing the strategic direction to further the mission, leading staff members and overseeing an annual budget of $500,000 to $1,000,000. The ED provides sound management of the organization's internal operations (financial functions, staff oversight, and team-building) and external relationships with other agencies and organizations. The ED is charged with ensuring SRWC maintains financial viability and functions as an innovative partner. The ED answers to the Council Board through the Chair and Executive Committee.

    Essential Functions:

    • Develops operational plans that reflect the goals, objectives and strategic direction of the Council
    • Identifies, develops and strengthens relationships with community, partners and funders
    • Speaks at events and sits on collaborative committees
    • Responsible for fundraising, pursuing sponsorships, cultivating donor relations and grant writing
    • Manages budget and ensures grant requirements are met
    • Manages contracts that may exceed $1 million and involve multiple contractors over several years
    • Develops RFPs for engineering, construction and strategic development projects
    • Manages day-to-day operations and fosters a positive work environment
    • Supervises and evaluates a professional and dedicated staff of five, ensuring appropriate allocation of staff time and coordination across programs
    • Leads and supports the Council’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion goals
    • Builds partnerships with diverse communities, particularly those who are traditionally underserved
    • Supports the Council Board, providing materials for meetings, helping set agendas and assisting with member recruitment.


    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate must genuinely care about people, be widely trusted, seen as a direct and truthful individual, must be approachable and able to create a climate in which people want to do their best.

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in natural resource sciences, business or public administration and 3-5 years of experience working for non-profits with a conservation mission. Additional years of related work experience and non-profit management training may substitute for a degree.
    • Excellent communication skills in writing, public speaking and networking
    • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively manage staff, cultivate a positive team environment and collaborate with partners
    • Demonstrated success with non-profit fundraising, direct solicitation, and foundation, federal, state and corporate grant writing
    • Ability to develop and track organizational budgets and work plans
    • Experience writing RFPs and large construction contracts
    • Passion to lead a nonprofit organization in watershed restoration, community engagement and education

    For more information, visit https://sandyriver.org/get-involved/employment/

    Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

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