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Executive Director

Company: Audubon of the Western Everglades
Date Posted: October 26, 2017


• As Chief Fundraiser, engage vigorously and effectively in development and fundraising.

• Consistent with AWE's operational and capital fund needs, develop, execute and monitor systematic fundraising plans.

• Lead fundraising events, implement fundraising initiatives, prepare grant proposals, manage/implement capital and regular operating budget campaigns 

• Considerable direct personal interaction with potential individual and corporate donors will be required.

• Oversee budget development and financial management; ensure the accuracy/ integrity of complete financial and accounting records/reports.

• Increase visibility in the community, strengthening community relationships and serving as spokesperson for AWE. Representational duties will involve addressing government bodies, private organizations and NGOS and presenting/defending AWE positions on environmental issues to be developed by professional staff, the Board, and the Executive Director. 

• Assist the Board in increasing membership.

• Enhance visibility and recognition of AWE. Raise awareness and increase audiences at AWE events.

• Facilitate the development of web-based information, marketing and strong social media presence.

• Participate in Board meetings ex officio. Work closely with Board in a collegial fashion. It is expected that the Board will actively support mutually agreed upon work plans.

• Cultivate and strengthen relationships and communications with members, Board of Directors, volunteers, and active and potential donors.

• Provide visionary leadership in all planning and implementation.

• Chair the Board of Directors' annual strategic planning retreats.



Candidate Profile

• Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study is required and an advanced degree preferred. A degree and/or course work in environmental studies is desirable.

• Strong interest in and commitment to environmental conservation

• Relevant executive experience working with a board of directors and leading a staff; minimum of five years of successful and progressive responsibility.

• Exceptional skills in development, fundraising, marketing and financial management.

• Strong skills in written and verbal communication and public speaking.

• An entrepreneurial spirit, including the capacity to develop innovative strategies for income generation, audience-building, and programming.

• The capacity to develop and maintain positive relationships with members, donors, and community constituents and stakeholders.

• A strong work ethic, a can-do attitude and high level of energy.


Employment Contract and Salary and Benefits:

• Successful candidate will be required to sign an employment contract as well as a non-compete and a confidentiality agreement.

• All finalists will undergo a thorough references check.

• Compensation will vary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

• 2 weeks paid vacation after the completion of one full year of employment 

• Normal public holidays

• 10 paid sick days annually

• Retirement plan

• Cellphone reimbursement

• Partial reimbursement of monthly health insurance premium (no group policy is offered).

• Travel expenses

• Office space and computer


To Apply Send:

• Current and verifiable resume

• Two samples of professional/work related writing

• List of three professional references with email contact information 


Send information to Eileen Arsenault at

Following a telephone interview, finalists will be asked to come for a personal interview with the Search Committee. The Search Committee wishes to have an approved candidate by early November 2017.