Executive DirectorCompany: 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.