The Wentworth Watershed Association is seeking a part-time executive director to provide leadership, planning, and oversight in carrying out the Association’s mission of environmental protection and education.
The Association seeks a leader who will bring creativity and strategic focus to outreach, program development and fundraising, and oversight of member services and finances. The Executive Director reports to the President and Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. The position averages 32 hours per week at the Association’s Wolfeboro office.
The organization is staffed by a part-time Office Manager who reports to the Executive Director. In addition, board members chair and populate active committees focused on: water quality, land stewardship, programs and outreach, development, finance and investments, and nominating and governance.
Oureach: The Executive Director will engage in outreach activities that create positive exposure for the Association, including:
- Seeking partnership opportunities with municipal and state officials and agencies, as well as non-governmental groups and organizations to support the mission of the Association.
- Maintaining relationships with local media, to encourage understanding and coverage of Association activities and events.
- Overseeing the updating of the Association web site, and Facebook and Instagram presences.
- Overseeing the publication of an email newsletter by providing material as well as soliciting and editing articles written by trustees and volunteers.
Programming: The Executive Director is responsible for:
- Developing, with the Board of Trustees, on a yearly basis, a work plan to carry forward the strategic plans of the Association.
- Overseeing the implementation of follow-up grants and projects related to the Lake Wentworth-Crescent Lake Watershed Management Plan.
- Overseeing implementation of other board-approved programs and projects.
- Soliciting and managing volunteers for Association programs, in collaboration with board committees.
Development/Finance: The Executive Director’s development/finance responsibilities include:
- Developing, with the Executive Committee, an annual budget and fundraising plan for submission to the Board of Trustees.
- Supporting the trustees in identifying, soliciting, and maintaining high-value donors.
- Identifying and pursuing appropriate grant opportunities and producing required reports to funding sources.
- Developing and implementing plans to sustain and increase membership.
- Overseeing the annual membership and year-end appeals as well as special appeals, in collaboration with the Development Committee.
- Monitoring expenditures and income.
Organizational Support: The Executive Director is responsible for:
- Preparing materials and agendas for trustee meetings in partnership with the board president and committee chairs.
- Attending trustee meetings and providing progress reports on activities, projects, and work plans.
- Overseeing the maintenance of the membership database.
- A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, water resources, environmental education, nonprofit management, public policy, or a related field.
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
- Experience with budgeting and/or financial management.
- Experience with fundraising/grant writing.
- Three years or more of professional experience in a nonprofit setting, preferably one with an environmental mission.
- Experience working with a board of directors.
- Solid computer skills.