SVPA Executive Director
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About the position
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, fundraising, and strategic direction of the organization. Reporting to the board of directors, the ED supervises staff, develops and manages budgets, designs and implements programs, and works closely with the board to further the mission of the organization. The ideal candidate will be hard-working and autonomous, performing meaningful work with little supervision. A key challenge of this unique role is to build strong working relationships with board, staff, members of the local community, supporters, tribes, agencies and professional peers. A successful SVPA executive director will possess a commitment to the SVPA’s vision and have familiarity with the challenges of farming and managing rural resource lands. This is a 0.6-0.75 full time equivalent position (24-30 hours per week).
- Prepare annual budgets for board approval
- Manage budgets and budget reporting
- Work with independent professional bookkeeper for monthly reconciliation
- Ensure financial control standards are in place and followed
- Manage all grants, contracts, and vendor payments
- Prepare semi-monthly payroll
- Coordinate preparation of IRS Form 990 annual returns
- Donor relations
- Media outreach
- Newsletters, social media
- Manage website
The SVPA office is located in downtown Carnation. After COVID, a portion of the work may be done remotely, but regular office attendance is expected. Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave are provided.
How to apply
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed as received. Target annual salary range is $45,000 to $65,000. Projected start date is December 1, 2020.
About the SVPA
The SVPA is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of a Pacific Northwest regional treasure, the Snoqualmie Valley. The Snoqualmie Valley is comprised of over 440,000 acres of forests, farms, and small cities, all within an hour’s drive of Seattle. As the urban centers expand rapidly, the rural counterpoint, the environmental and economic viability of the Valley are put under great pressure. Since forming in 2010, the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance has become a steadfast, organized, reliable, and respected advocate for protection of these irreplaceable working lands. We have become a very effective force for forging productive relationships between community members, farmers, residents, tribes, and county and state officials. We have found creative solutions to shared challenges, and made significant headway on some key issues central to protecting the Valley, especially in the area of flooding, development impacts, and water rights. The SVPA has an active, passionate, and diverse board committed to serving this community and protecting this resource.