Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is seeking an innovative, purpose-driven, and effective Executive Director. Located in Petoskey, Michigan on the shores of Little Traverse Bay, the Watershed Council has been protecting the area’s treasured waters since 1979. https://www.watershedcouncil.org/
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and on-par with similar positions in the region.
Overall responsibility for program results and efficient, effective management;
Manage the development and execution of the strategic plan, budget, and annual work plans all delivered on time;
Manage all human resources needs, including recruitment, hiring, supervision, professional development, performance evaluation, and termination;
Support work of the Board of Directors;
Pursue and develop funding opportunities, including major gift development, individual donor cultivation, building relationships with existing and new funders, and event planning;
Deepen and refine all aspects of external communications to create a stronger brand;
Demonstrate a strong understanding and passion for protection of the waters of Northern Michigan including the Great Lakes;
Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in staffing and programming;
Foster organizational leadership in public policy efforts within the region, the state, and nationally to further the mission of the organization;
Act as the spokesperson for the organization at the local, regional, and state levels;
Ensure that the advocacy work of the organization is grounded in science and data; and
Work flexibly including evenings and weekends as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years’ experience as an organization director in conservation/environment, nonprofit sector, advocacy, or related for-profit area;
Extensive and proven management experience, including ability to attract and retain, lead, and motivate staff, and manage the performance of a multi-disciplinary team;
Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing to diverse audiences;
Proven effective experience in fundraising and budget and financial management;
Experience successfully managing a variety of initiatives that utilize cross functional teams and collaboration with partners outside of the organization;
Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to managing a nonprofit.
Recognized as a leader within the community and with peers;
Experience recruiting and working with Boards of Directors;
Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations protecting water resources a plus.
Relevant graduate degree a plus.
How to apply
Submit cover letter and resume to Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770 or email@example.com. Include three professional references including current supervisor.
Application deadline June 30, 2021. Start date November 1, 2021.