Job Details

Executive Director

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/27/2020

The Executive Director is the chief operating officer for the organization. The Executive Director leads a team of highly experienced professionals each impressively skilled in their work. The Executive Director works with a dedicated Board of Directors to develop and articulate the mission, vision, goals, and values of the organization, and create the structure, policies and procedures necessary to achieve the mission within the context of applicable state and federal regulations under which the National Estuary Program (NEP) works.

The successful candidate will bring:
Seven years’ experience leading a public or non-profit natural resources organization or agency that includes environmental education and community programs. This includes working with – and inspiring -- a governing body, such as a Board of Directors, working with natural resource and nonprofit corporation laws, procedures, regulations, and practices; and experience in organization development and management.
To Apply:
The search is being conducted by the Board of Directors.

We encourage members from all communities to apply – including communities of color, Indigenous people and women.

To be considered for this position, please:
• Submit a cover letter. Cover letters should be two – five pages and express your interest in the Estuary Partnership, be well organized, and clearly articulate how your experience meets the specific requirements of this position and positions you for success as the Executive Director.
• A resume. Your resume should be concise, and clearly define your current and past duties and responsibilities and your length of tenure in those positions.
This level of detail is required to qualify you for consideration.

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one PDF document. Please use your last name as your document name. Submit to:

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