The mission of the Western Slope Conservation Center is to build an active and aware community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed. Our staff is passionate about supporting the communities of the Lower Gunnison Watershed to establish intact and functioning ecosystems, clean and abundant water resources, well-managed lands with the highest level of protection, and an engaged citizenry who understands the connection between the vitality of both its ecological and social communities.
WSCC is committed to fostering a workplace that is welcoming and embraces difference, specifically by intentionally seeking to increase the diversity of our staff, board, and volunteers through active recruitment.
WSCC provides equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, genetic information, or other protected statuses.
Position Title: Executive Director
Position Summary: The Executive Director leads the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) in pursuit of its mission to conserve the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison River watershed. This is a full-time, exempt staff position.
Key responsibilities include programmatic leadership, fundraising (both donor and grants), financial management, staff management, board development, communications, and marketing. The Executive Director works under the guidance and supervision of the Board of Directors and collaborates with WSCC staff, board, and volunteers.
The WSCC seeks a dynamic leader who is mission-driven, hardworking, and creative problem-solver. WSCC is committed to creating a diverse team that reflects our whole community of constituents. We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds who meet the core competencies of this position to apply.
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 — based upon experience and with opportunities for near-term growth
Organizational Leadership & Management
Development and financial management
Program Development & Leadership
Communication & Outreach
Core Competencies (essential):
Ideal Candidate Attributes (desirable):
Health insurance stipend of $400 per month, 10 paid holidays, paid-time-off (PTO), flexible work schedule, parental leave, professional development, and retirement plan match. Personal vehicle required with travel reimbursed at federal rate.
Work Schedule: The Executive Director’s schedule is flexible (as coordinated with the Board of Directors), varying day-to-day and week-to-week, and based upon a minimum of 40-hour full-time work weeks. Flexibility allows for personal or family commitments and balancing work and life. Some nights and weekend work necessary due to meeting and event schedules. The position includes frequent travel within the region.
Application: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts. The application deadline is Friday, August 21, 2020, or until the position is filled. Please, no phone inquiries.