The Executive Director of Catawba Riverkeeper acts as Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for overseeing the mission, programs and day-to-day operations of the organization. The Executive Director is the chief ambassador and fundraiser for the organization, and s/he is responsible for ensuring that the organization builds programs that advance its mission, secures the resources it needs to succeed and manages funds efficiently and effectively. The Executive Director is supervised by the Board of Directors and directs the work of thestaff.
The Executive Director should be prepared to lead an established and highly-respected environmental organization to new levels of reach and impact. S/he must be able to work collaboratively with local and statewide partners in the advancement of Catawba Riverkeeper’s mission. S/he should have a proven track record in fundraising and development, cultivating major donors and ensuring the financial integrity of the organization.
FUND DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as chief fundraiser for the organization. This includes grant writing and/or overseeing proposals developed by staff, solicitation of corporate sponsorships for events and cultivation and solicitation of individuals, including major
- Work with Board to develop annual budget, monitor finances and arrange for audit. Ensure that state and federal taxes and reports are filed in a timely fashion.
- Work with Board to develop an annual fundraising plan to meet budgetaryneeds, as well as a plan to grow the organization’s reserve fund and
- Successfully secure and maintain individual, major philanthropic
- Work with Board to achieve individual, corporate, foundation, government and event fundraising
- Address current and future grant identification, writing andreporting requirements.
- Manage cash flow for the organization, authorize payments of bills and see that bank deposits are made in a timely
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work with Board to plan, develop and implement projects that further Catawba Riverkeeper’s mission. This includes strategic planning and annual work
- Serve as chief administrator and ambassador for the
- Manage staff to ensure efficient business operations and coordinationof programs.
- Establish and maintain a harmonious work environment. This includes responsibility for staff relations, receptivity to new ideas, efficient office procedures, human resources policies and opportunities for staff learning/development/mentorship.
- Provide leadership and motivate others (staff, Board, volunteers, etc.) in the framework of a team
- Work with the Board Chair to develop Board, Executive Committee and other Board
COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as leader in sustaining existing and building new relationships with other environmental and community organizations, including government and business entities and leaders. This includes targeting opportunities for collaborationwhere appropriate.
- Work with Board to target opportunities to heighten community awarenessof Catawba Riverkeeper through communication, social media, marketing and outreach
- Support the Riverkeeper as the primary spokesperson for the Catawba’srivers and serve as a public advocate as well. Work with the Riverkeeper to ensure that public statements of the Riverkeeper, Executive Director, staff and Board members are consistent with organizational policy and
- Seek out and maximize opportunities to speak at a variety of
- Develop mutually beneficial relationships with other regional environmental and community organizations and leaders by gaining their respect and creating opportunities for
- Effectively communicate the Riverkeeper’s findings with all external constituencies.
- Promote and model empowerment by engaging CatawbaRiverkeeper’s grassroots network in environmental
- Monitor and evaluate collaborations with other organizations toensure consistency with organizational
- Maintain awareness of environmental issues in the watershed in generaland programmatically targeted areas in
- Promote empowerment and stewardship by engaging CatawbaRiverkeeper volunteers in river cleanups, water quality monitoring programs and other opportunities to connect with the
- Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree
- Significant fundraising experience, preferably in the
- Strong presentation, public speaking, and community engagement experience
- Significant management and supervisory
- Experience working with a non-profit organization and
- Understanding of board of director relations and governance
- A demonstrated passion for clean water and a knowledge of, and commitmentto, Catawba Riverkeeper’s
The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation’s offices are located in Charlotte, North Carolina, approximately 10 miles from the South Carolina border, 90 miles from the capitol of South Carolina and 150 miles from the capitol of North Carolina. With a population of 860,000 (in 2017), Charlotte is the largest city in the Carolinas and the 17th largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS
TO RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. EST ON FRIDAY, March 1, 2019:
- A letter of interest describing your qualifications for the Executive Director position and your interest in Catawba Riverkeeper
- A writing sample;
- A description of your salary parameters;
- A detailed and updated resumé and
- The names of, your relationship to, and contact information for, at least three professional references.
To Apply for this position, please see the full position description here: https://www.catawbariverkeeper.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CRF-ED-Job...
The Board of Directors plans to have this position filled by April 5, 2019.
References will not be contacted until a candidate has been notified. Background checks will subsequently be performed, with candidate permission.