Job Title: Executive Director Organization: Wild Alabama
Mission Statement: To inspire people to enjoy, value, and protect Alabama’s wild places. Location: 552 Lawrence St, Moulton, AL (with substantial remote work in Alabama’s forests and from your home office) Status: Full-time Compensation: See below. Reporting To: Wild Alabama Board of Directors
Overview: Wild Alabama, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the protection and promotion of Alabama’s wild places. The organization, with its roots dating back to the early 1990s, focuses on the National Forests in Alabama, especially Bankhead and Talladega National Forests. The Executive Director will lead the organization in fostering partnerships, educating the public, and ensuring the sustainable conservation of Alabama's natural treasures, and particularly its wild places.
Responsibilities:1. Leadership and Management:
Supervise and guide the extremely dedicated Wild Alabama staff.
Expand the staff by hiring a deputy director and/or development coordinator.
Collaborate with the Board of Directors to implement the organization’s strategic plan.
Organize and facilitate regular board and committee meetings.
Work with the organization’s Building Committee to plan a new headquarters facility.
2. Fundraising and Grant Management:
Build relationships with major donors and potential supporters.
Conduct outreach to civic organizations, church groups, and others.
Lead annual appeal letter campaigns and manage mailing lists.
Oversee grant writing and reporting for various foundations and federal agencies.
3. Program Oversight:
Risk management. Keep the safety of staff, volunteers and participants in the forefront at all times.
Supervise the Forest Watch program, liaising with the US Forest Service and other agencies.
Coordinate restoration monitoring tours and liaise with local communities.
Oversee various community-building and environmental education programs.
Oversee the stewardship activities such as trail maintenance.
4. Financial Management:
Design and monitor the annual budget in collaboration with the board treasurer.
Pay bills and manage financial transactions, including grants with reimbursement criteria.
Create business plans for achieving goals and objectives with board of directors
5. Public Relations and Communication:
Represent Wild Alabama professionally at all times. Guide the decisions on where to send staff for events and festivals statewide.
Oversee social media platforms, to be sure that Wild Alabama is regularly posting updates and engaging with followers.
Directly respond, or assign staff to respond, to inquiries via email, website, phone, and social media.
Create and distribute newsletters and articles to maintain regular communication with stakeholders.
6. Relationship Building:
Engage with partner organizations, including the US Forest Service, community foundations, as well as state and regional environmental groups.
Attend and represent Wild Alabama at various meetings, fostering collaboration.
Serve as the face of the organization and participate in external events to increase visibility, credibility, and market brand, and develop strategic partnerships to further increase community awareness and expand programs
Passion for environmental issues and the outdoors.
Knowledge of environmental conservation and outdoor education.
5+ years of experience in management, preferably with nonprofit organizations.
Experience working with a Board of Directors.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with donors and program partners.
Leadership skills necessary to inspire and direct staff and volunteers.
Familiarity with grant writing and reporting processes.
Experience partnering with federal agencies
Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to business planning
Proficiency in Microsoft and Google products.
Experience with social media platforms and content creation.
Wild Alabama is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter that conveys your passion and why you are the best fit for this position, and three professional references to email@example.com.
Note: Compensation is to be determined based on experience and qualifications. Comparable with other nonprofits in Alabama.
Other benefits include:
A flexible full time work schedule that can be managed personally based on organizational needs.
Health insurance benefits.
Professional development and training opportunities that range from skills such as the use of traditional tools, JEDI training, fundraising training and so much more.
The most wonderful Forests and Wild Places in Alabama to explore, learn about, share with others and protect.
Let's GET IN TOUCH!
552 Lawrence Street Moulton, Alabama 35650 Office #: 256-974-6166 firstname.lastname@example.org