Job Announcement: Executive Director
Closing Date – May 15, 2017
Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (FOMR) was formed in 1999 and is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation committed to:
Location, Status, Requirements
Job Location: Harney County, Oregon –Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Status: Salaried (exempt), full-time, regular.
Requirements: The successful candidate will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
Reporting: The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board of Directors.
Responsibilities: The Executive Director is responsible for the daily management of the organization, including fundraising, membership development, budgeting, program planning and implementation, volunteer recruitment and supervision, program oversight, office management, nature store management, and complying with the legal responsibilities of non-profits. The Executive Director is also responsible for working in close partnership with the Board of Directors to manage the financial health and overall direction of the organization and coordinating closely with refuge staff.
I. Organizational Administration
The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to meet all legal, financial, and ethical obligations of the non-profit organization and all requirements pertaining to and interacting with operations on a National Wildlife Refuge.
II. Fiscal and Staff Administration
The Executive Director directs all fund raising activities, including grant writing, major donor solicitation, and special events. The Executive Director works with the Board to develop the annual budget, oversees income and expenditures, monitors budget, and compiles internal and external fiscal reports that comply with accepted standards for nonprofits. The Executive Director is responsible for all fiscal, grant and board documentation and reporting requirements, including public education through annual organizational reports and other communication tools. The Executive Director is responsible for all administrative duties including supervision of volunteers and special project contractors.
The Executive Director is responsible for securing the funds necessary to achieve the objectives of the organization‟s Annual Work Plan and long-term Strategic Plan. Specific responsibilities include:
Articulates the organization‟s overall mission, as well as specific project needs, to existing and prospective donors; communicates with FOMR’s individual, corporate, and foundation donors on a regular basis.
IV. Board Communication and Development
The Executive Director works with the Board to facilitate internal communication networking which supports the fiscal and program goals of the organization, including a quarterly emailed staff report to the Board and quarterly financial reports.
V. Program Administration
The Executive Director works with the Board and refuge staff to develop an annual work plan for Board approval, and implement annual program priorities. The Executive Director will evaluate program success and report at least quarterly to the Board.
VI. Public Relations
The Executive Director represents FOMR and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the public. This includes making presentations to refuge visitors, leading tours, giving talks at regional meetings of wildlife organizations (e.g., Audubon chapters), working closely with the media, and overseeing the website and publications.
Work Environment & Compensation: The Executive Director position is currently the only staff position for the organization, and is based at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, 32 miles SSE of Burns, Oregon.. The successful applicant will be expected to travel (at his/her own expense) to local meetings. Some weekend and/or evening hours will be required. Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.
To Apply: Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the organization’s website at www.malheurfriends.org for background on our organization. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references via e-mail with the subject line “Executive Director” to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 5/15/2017.
We require pre-employment background checks.
No phone calls, please.