WMHCTA Executive Director
Job Description Summary
The Executive Director (ED) facilitates and coordinates WMHCTA's operations. The ED works closely with board members, officers, and committees to assist the organization in accomplishing its core objectives. The ED answers to the WMHCTA board.
The top priorities of the ED are to manage WMHCTA’s overall direction, to oversee communications and outreach to board, staff, members, and the public, to coordinate on-the-ground projects, to manage WMHCTA’s finances and recordkeeping, and to oversee fundraising efforts, including grants. More specifically, the ED's responsibilities include:
Work with the board to set strategic goals and direction, and establish near-term objectives.
Work with members to develop tactics to achieve objectives.
Assist board with membership recruitment, retention, and reactivation.
Develop and enhance positive working relationships with partner organizations.
Communications and Outreach
Supervise and coordinate with Outreach Coordinator and volunteers to …
Maintain and update website and social media.
Work with newspapers, radio, and other traditional media.
Prepare printed materials, press releases, and signage.
Send regular emails to members and others regarding WMHCTA activities.
Coordinate communications between project leaders and project participants.
Facilitate partnerships with colleges, youth groups, government agencies, and outdoor organizations.
Administrative and Grants Management
Seek out grant opportunities, write grant applications, and write grant reports.
Coordinate post-project paperwork and metrics, and compile statistics on project accomplishments.
Develop internal systems to promote professional, competent, and effective administration.
Complete and submit reports to regulatory agencies in a timely and accurate fashion.
Work with board members to develop annual budget.
Work with Treasurer to develop and maintain paper and electronic accounting records.
Work with Treasurer to review finances and compare to budget on a regular basis.
Participate in an annual review of accounting records.
Work with Secretary to maintain database of WMHCTA members.
Work with Secretary to track membership status, certifications, and participation.
Work with Secretary to maintain paper and electronic recordkeeping system for all legal, project, grant, fundraising, training, and other documents.
Safety and Training
Work with Safety & Training Committee to develop protocols, training materials, and training opportunities to enable WMHCTA to conduct projects in a safe and competent manner.
Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association (WMHCTA), a small and dynamic volunteer trail maintenance organization based in northeast Oregon, is seeking an Executive Director (ED). Position is part-time with potential for full-time employment. Work from a home office may be possible. Excellent communication skills essential. Knowledge of the region, including Eagle Cap and Hells Canyon wilderness areas, is very important. Experience with non-profits and boards, trail maintenance tools and techniques, and project management a plus. WMHCTA works very closely with the US Forest Service and collaborates with other trail maintenance organizations and nearby universities. Compensation is $20-$25 per hour DOE, plus benefits. Go to www.wmhcta.org/employment for more details. Submit resumé, including at least three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm, December 20, 2021.