Executive Director – Alaska

Agency
Northern Alaska Environmental Center
Location
Fairbanks, AK
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$70,000-$90,000
Last Date to Apply
11/05/2020
Website
https://northern.org/news/the-northern-center-is-hiring/
Description
The Northern Alaska Environmental Center (Northern Center), a nonprofit organization located in Fairbanks, Alaska, is seeking a full-time executive director to inspire and lead the organization’s ongoing critical work to protect the land, waters, wildlife, and people of Interior and Arctic Alaska for current and future generations. The executive director will join an organization deeply committed to our shared vision and values and will continue to grow its impact through enhanced programs and increased revenues. The successful candidate will bring a strong desire to positively impact the future of Alaska and on Alaskans’ commitment to conserve its unique wilderness, wildlife, and quality of life. A collaborative approach to leadership and developing strategy and solutions-based outcomes is critical for success in this position. The executive director will work closely with the Board of Directors, staff, the local community, and both state and national partners to inspire connection and commitment to the Northern Center’s mission across diverse perspectives. The successful candidate will be committed to advancing a broad vision of conservation that recognizes the intersection of conservation and social justice and promotes the voices of historically marginalized communities, especially Indigenous partners. While the Northern Center seeks applicants who meet many, if not all, of the desired qualities, we will also consider applicants with less experience who show a high commitment to the conservation of northern lands and a demonstrated track record of professional success when challenged by new professional opportunities. Reporting and Key Responsibilities The executive director reports to the Board of Directors, and key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ● organizational and programmatic leadership; contributing to sustaining and developing organizational vision, goals, and strategy; ● inspiring, supporting, and supervising staff; ● oversight and support for organizational programming; ● ensuring organizational responsiveness to emerging threats and opportunities; ● fiscal oversight, including overseeing the organization’s annual budget and ensuring compliance with state and federal law and organizational policies; and ● fundraising and overseeing organizational fundraising activities; including donor development, grants management, and funder relationships, special events, and more. Minimum Qualifications ● Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. ● Three years of staff management experience. ● Commitment to advancing a broad vision of conservation that recognizes the intersection of conservation and social justice and promotes the voices of historically marginalized communities, especially Indigenous partners. ● Active fundraising experience, including but not limited to grant writing to foundations or other funding bodies, fundraising via individual member contributions, running fundraising events, or other money raising activities. ● Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning abilities. Ability to envision and convey an organization's strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, and donors. ● Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. ● Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting. ● Strong written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate as a leader. ● Understanding of and experience with political, environmental, or social coalitions. The following are preferred: ● Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience or experience with management of a non-profit environmental program or organization. ● Three years of professional experience in conservation or a closely related field, preferably in any of the Northern Center's current areas of emphasis. ● Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors. ● Experience developing environmental policy (legislative, agency or advocacy) and grassroots conservation campaigns. ● Demonstrated ability to cultivate donor and financial relationships that support organizational sustainability or growth. ● Demonstrated ability to support, oversee and collaborate with staff. ● Ability to effectively communicate an organization's mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community. ● Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence, including funders, partner agencies and volunteers. ● History of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications ● Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. ● Three years of staff management experience. ● Commitment to advancing a broad vision of conservation that recognizes the intersection of conservation and social justice and promotes the voices of historically marginalized communities, especially Indigenous partners. ● Active fundraising experience, including but not limited to grant writing to foundations or other funding bodies, fundraising via individual member contributions, running fundraising events, or other money raising activities. ● Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning abilities. Ability to envision and convey an organization's strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, and donors. ● Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. ● Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting. ● Strong written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate as a leader. ● Understanding of and experience with political, environmental, or social coalitions. The following are preferred: ● Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience or experience with management of a non-profit environmental program or organization. ● Three years of professional experience in conservation or a closely related field, preferably in any of the Northern Center's current areas of emphasis. ● Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors. ● Experience developing environmental policy (legislative, agency or advocacy) and grassroots conservation campaigns. ● Demonstrated ability to cultivate donor and financial relationships that support organizational sustainability or growth. ● Demonstrated ability to support, oversee and collaborate with staff. ● Ability to effectively communicate an organization's mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community. ● Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence, including funders, partner agencies and volunteers. ● History of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results. How to Apply To be considered, please submit ALL of the following documents by midnight (Alaska Standard Time) on Thursday, November 5, 2020. 1.) attestation 2.) cover letter 3.) résumé 4.) three professional references with complete contact information In your cover letter, please address the knowledge, skills, and abilities that would make you a strong candidate for our small non-profit, focused on conservation, in Interior Alaska. The résumé and cover letter should be no more than two pages each. Application materials should be sent to traci@g2diverse.com with a subject line: Northern Center ED Position_Last name_First name. All attachments should be sent in a pdf format. Link to Attestation and full Job Posting and Job Description: http://www.northern.org
Contact Person
Traci Gatewood
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