SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION WEAN 2.0
Reports to: Board of Directors
The Organization: Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN)
Building on more than three decades of preserving the natural beauty of Whidbey and Camano Islands, and the surrounding Pacific Northwest, WEAN is in an exciting transition. This transition will relaunch a new WEAN – WEAN 2.0 (placeholder) – a strategic and nimble environmental activist organization with a laser beam focus on Island County that has impact throughout Washington State. WEAN 2.0 has deep expertise in local politics and environmental legislation; we inform policy making; we actively mobilize the community to engage in our work; we watchdog politicians and regulators; and when necessary, we litigate to ensure compliance. WEAN 2.0 works with groups throughout the state to influence and change environmental practices which in turn help to protect Island County. We practice civil discourse with integrity that is informed by best available science, not politics. We measure success through impact, effectively keeping Island County green with a healthy ecological balance between the environment and county residents.
WEAN 2.0 seeks a passionate environmental advocate with experience managing programs and people that are focused on protecting nature. Are you someone who gets up every day driven to do everything possible to deliver systemic change in order to ensure clean air, clean water, robust forests, safe watersheds, and a livable future for all species? As the Executive Director, you will work across local, county, and state legislative and regulatory bodies, you will form plans and inform strategies to protect Island County’s natural habitats and fragile ecosystems. You will help connect WEAN 2.0 to key policy makers and allies and will inform strategic engagement with them. You will contribute to educational efforts to build a new generation of environmental allies across the Pacific Northwest. You will be responsible for forming and directing a team, managing a budget, administering programs, and raising funds with the support of a development team.
Competitive compensation and benefit package commensurate with experience .
Law, Regulation, and Policy Advocacy
WEAN 2.0 Executive Director
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Coalition Management/Relationship Building
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Whidbey Environmental Action Network, WEAN, is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit charitable organization in Washington State. As such, WEAN complies with federal, state, and local employment laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, citizenship, alienage, veteran status, disability, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other basis prohibited by law. WEAN is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
To Apply: Please submit your resume with a cover letter by email to WEAN20ED@gmail.com Please include “Executive Director search” in the subject line.
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