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Executive Director

Gerlach NV

Application close date: October 1, 2018


The Friends of Black Rock High Rock (FBRHR) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Gerlach, NV. Founded in 1999, FBRHR focus is on educating people about the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area.

OUR MISSION: Inspiring a legacy of public land stewardship in the entrancing Black Rock Desert region through conservation and education.



The Executive Director is primarily responsible for implementing the Mission and Vision of the organization ensuring that programs run efficiently, and the organization remains financially stable and relevant.

The Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning, working with the Board of Directors, and operating within a budget. Responsibilities include marketing, fundraising, program development, HR management, accounting and implementation of the Strategic Plan.

The Executive Director will fulfill vital roles outside the office and after normal business hours and is expected to attend and possibly host a range of fundraising events, new program inaugurations and public relations events. The Executive Director will speak directly with the media, donors, government representatives and members of the community partners.

Advocating on behalf of the organization with stakeholder groups, public and private entities. The Executive Director will also be responsible for identifying and writing grant opportunities from public and private entities.

The Executive Director is the public face of the organization acting as a liaison between FBRHR and a range of external stakeholders. He/she will develop and maintain relationships with other nonprofit leaders, for example, looking for opportunities to partner with other organizations to serve good causes. The Executive Director will personally interact with leaders in the business

and government world, cultivating long-term strategic partnerships or donor relationships to increase the organization's effectiveness serving unmet needs.



Bachelor’s Degree in environmental, non-profit management or related studies, or at least 3 years relevant work experience.

Commitment to FBRHR Mission and Vision.

Comfortable working in a rural environment with staff and volunteers.

Familiarity with and strong commitment to learn about the National Conservation Area and

federal land management policies.

Strong strategic, analytical and communication skills.

Ability to supervise and mentor employees and volunteers.

Experience identifying, writing and acquiring grant opportunities.

Ability to travel when required or necessary.

Comfortable working outside the main office with the possibility of working in an office or in the field alone.

Excellent communication and people skills.


Salary Range and benefits: Salary negotiable and based on experience and ability to meet the requirements of the Position Description. A monthly health insurance allowance of $500 will be provided.



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3 professional and 2 personal references


Posted September 11, 2018

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