Executive Director: Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona

Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona
Safford, AZ
Job Category
Full time Positions
$55,000 - $65,000 DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Background and Position Summary:
As a non-profit organization, the Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona (GWP), partners with a wide variety of stakeholders to fulfill the mission of conserving natural resources, enhancing the environment for all users, maintaining or improving the local economy, increasing recreational opportunities, increasing water quantity, improving water quality and to planning and acting to avoid and minimize damage from large storms, floods, and other natural disasters. GWP was first organized in 1992, and has a long history of working with the communities of the Upper Gila Watershed to improve social and environmental conditions impacted by watershed health issues.

GWP will hire the services of an Executive Director to serve as the chief executive for the organization, and provides leadership and direction to the staff. The Executive Director reports to the GWP Board of Directors, and is responsible for assisting and implementing the organization’s strategic plan. It is the intent of GWP that this will be a long-term position.

• This will be a full-time, salaried position
• Salary for this position will be $55,000 - $65,000, plus health insurance and a cell phone stipend (compensation will be based on past work experience)
• Expense account includes: mileage for personal vehicle use and work-related travel expenses

Duties & Responsibilities:
Organizational Development
• Create and sustain a positive working environment
• Recruit, train, manage, and motivate a professional conservation-oriented staff
• Board development and recruitment
• Assist in developing monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors
• Recommend an annual plan and budget for board approval

Outreach & Education
• Serve as the public spokesperson for the organization and coordinate monthly general meetings, quarterly steering committee meetings, and conference outreach
• Increase community awareness of and engagement with GWP
• Develop and maintain newsletter and/or monitor assigned staff
• Develop communication strategies for program outreach efforts and fundraising
• Foster partnerships with other entities, organizations, and state/federal agencies

Financial Management
• Ensure compliance with all sound financial management practices, while complying with all legal requirements
• Develop and implement a sustainable funding plan to finance the annual and long-term strategic plans of the organization
• Produce timely financial budgets, reports, and projections
• Participate and coordinate grant applications and reports
• Lead and coordinate monthly Sustainable Funding meetings with the goal of diversifying funding for long-term financial resiliency
• Private donor outreach & development

Please e-mail a letter of interest and resume to info@gwpaz.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will be open until filled.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Five years minimum experience managing a non-profit organization
• Established financial management skills and experience with QuickBooks accounting software
• Federal background check required for access to shared office space at the Safford BLM Field Office
• Proven success in various fundraising efforts
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with a wide variety of constituents
• Experience in managing and motivating staff
• Education and/or experience in a natural resource and/or environmental management field
• General computer skills including Microsoft Office and data management; ability to maintain files in a consistent and timely manner
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