Executive Director

Kootenai Environmental Alliance

Coeur d'Alene, ID, US

Kootenai Environmental Alliance is the oldest non-profit conservation organization in Idaho. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore the environment with particular emphasis on the Idaho Panhandle and the Coeur d’Alene Basin. We are seeking a passionate full-time executive, to be based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Must have excellent verbal and written skills, grant writing and event fundraising experience. College degree preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support the Board of Directors and attend appropriate board-related meetings. Includes submitting board reports, financial statements, and other reports as requested.
  • Provide strategic leadership for all areas of the organization and collaborate with the Board of Directors to assess progress toward mission and priorities.
  • Serve as office manager maintaining a clean work environment, voicemail, communication, mail correspondence, utilities and supply stocking.
  • Manage the KEA website and develop current and accurate content.
  • Represent the organization and its programs in the community through presentations, appearances and media releases
  • Community and volunteer organizing around sensitive local issues.
  • Respond to regional and local environmental issues.


  • Ensure the appropriate and effective use of KEA’s financial resources.
  • Guide development of annual budget and manage organizational resources to meet budget targets.
  • Collaborate with Board Treasurer to review and evaluate financial performance and to provide accurate and timely financial reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and best practices for annual filings, financial accounts, internal controls, and organizational insurance(s).
  • Administer payroll

     Human Resources, Organizational Development, and Culture

  • Lead, coach, develop, evaluate, and retain KEA’s volunteers and staff.
  • Model and uphold a positive, engaged, and sustainable work style, and an ethical, respectful, and friendly organizational culture.

      Fundraising and Visibility

  • Lead the organization’s fundraising efforts to secure KEA’s long-term sustainability.
  • Recruit Volunteers to serve on event and program committees, provide guidance and support to staff.
  • Develop and implement a successful strategy to expand the base of support to new members, foundations, corporations, and law firms.
  • Source and apply for annual grant opportunities.
  • Personally cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with high-level donors and prospects.
  • Represent the organization to funders, the media, and the general public.


  • Ensure the success of KEA’s in-house and foster programs by managing the annual accreditation process and supporting volunteers.
  • Develop and oversee new initiatives to expand KEA’s visibility, programmatic impact, and financial support.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships with regional and local entities working on watershed issues (Water Quality, Water Conservation, Wildlife Habitat, Forest Health, Land Use, Community Sustainability) and develop credibility and visibility among stakeholder communities, media representatives, and general public.
  • Ensure successful strategies to reduce pollution and protect and restore watershed habitats through monitoring and investigation of pollution sources, environmental enforcement litigation, and policy advocacy.

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Job Requirements

Must have excellent verbal and written skills, grant writing and event fundraising experience. College degree preferred.