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Coos Watershed Association

Coos Bay, OR, US

Coos Watershed Association’s Executive Director Job Summary

The Coos Watershed Association is looking for an Executive Director who will promote the primary mission of the Association’s commitment to habitat and working lands conservation and serve as a persuasive fundraiser and public speaker on behalf of the association. The Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day operations, programs, and activities including all administrative aspects relating to the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers.

About the Coos Watershed Association – Coos County Oregon ( www.cooswatershed.org)

The Association is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to restoration, monitoring, and education to improve the health of the Coos Watershed. The Mission of the Coos Watershed Association is to support environmental integrity and economic stability within the Coos watershed by developing and implementing management practices in the interests of watershed health. From the beginning, the association has understood the need for balance between environmental and economic interests and has worked across stakeholder groups to ensure that the unique resources of Coos Bay remain intact for future generations.

Executive Director Application Process

  • Cover Letter-Questionnaire (see questions below)
  • Submit current resume
  • Submit 3-work related references [name, contact info (phone + email) with detail on exact nature of professional connection.
  • Submit Application Package through Indeed.com

Cover Letter – QuestionnaireTo ensure all applicants have the opportunity to address a common set of questions, applications should include written responses to the following as part of the cover letter:

  • Please describe why you would like to be the Executive Director of the Coos Watershed Association (CoosWA) .
  • What do you consider to be your primary strengths for this position?
  • Please describe a situation that best demonstrates your ability to lead an organization, program, or project.
  • Please describe a large complex issue that required you to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders in order to address the issue and bring about consensus.
  • Please describe some of your most recent successes fundraising for a group or organization to which you belong or are affiliated.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 5:00 m. on April 13, 2018.

EARLY SUBMISSION of Application Package highly encouraged!

Selection / Interview Process

  • Qualified candidates will be contacted for an initial screening interview by phone with a Cardinal Services representative.
  • Candidates selected to go forward in the first phase of the hiring process will be interviewed by Skype the week of May 7-11.
  • Finalists for the position will be interviewed in person during the week of May 21-25, 2018 in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Executive Director Responsibilities and Duties

  • As the organization’s executive officer, the candidate will be expected to build and maintain regional and community relations; establish conservation partnerships and collaboration; facilitate funding sources; and promote the organization’s mission and create opportunities for collaboration and promote community outreach.
  • The Executive Director will work with the Office Manager and Board Treasurer to prepare the annual budget and oversee financial administration and budgetary processes that adhere to proper financial organizational The Executive Director will also assist in creating financial operational stability by diversifying Coos Watershed Association’s funding base, oversee fundraising operations and support development staff as needed and take the lead in major gift fundraising and sponsorships.

Executive Director Qualifications and Skills

  • Working knowledge of habitat conservation including knowledge of methods for watershed restoration, including the promotion and implementation of cooperative relationships with landowners.
  • Prior experience working effectively with a board of directors, staff, volunteers and collaborating entities to achieve an organization’s mission and goals.
  • Familiarity with conservation laws including local, state and federal regulations and laws, habitat programs, along with state and federal funding mechanisms.
  • Previous experience in managing the daily operations and staff of a non-profit organization including financial management.
  • Previous experience in management, fundraising, outreach, and marketing for land trusts, businesses, or other nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • Previous experience creating and implementing public educational and community outreach efforts a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurable driving record and reliable vehicle.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Executive Director Benefits

  • Compensation Range: $55,000 to $80,000 annually, depending on education, experience and qualifications.
  • Relocation package negotiable.
  • Details on employment benefits offered upon interview.