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Earth Ministry/WAIPL Executive Director
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This position will collaborate with and lead a small but growing, dedicated staff to provide cohesive organizational leadership, management of administration and fundraising, and oversight of programs. The Executive Director’s role is to foster a healthy, engaged workplace culture that includes supporting creative models of shared leadership and staff development.
The Executive Director is responsible for working collaboratively with staff to ensure implementation of Earth Ministry/WAIPL’s strategic plan. We are seeking an Executive Director who will:
Orient all of Earth Ministry/WAIPL’s organizational culture and work through the lens of our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement and commitments
Partner with board of directors, staff, and stakeholders to co-create a clear and concise vision for achieving our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and develop goals and strategies for achieving that vision
Advance Earth Ministry/WAIPL’s goals by providing effective and passionate leadership in strategic planning, policy development and implementation, and program evaluation
Lead by example in building an organizational culture of equity, transparent communication, clear visioning, goal setting, and execution that engages team members
Supervise staff, invest in the growth of staff skills and leadership, and conduct annual goal setting and performance reviews
Provide strategic guidance regarding Earth Ministry/WAIPL’s involvement in relevant local, state, and federal environmental justice campaigns. Participate in campaign work as appropriate and represent Earth Ministry/WAIPL at high-level advocacy opportunities
Cultivate and maintain relationships with community partners including key tribal officials, high-level religious leaders, government officials, and the environmental nonprofit community, especially organizations led by frontline communities and those doing grassroots organizing
Build on a strong organizational presence and unique brand through effective external communications
Maintain consistent and constructive communication with the board and engage individual board members in appropriate programmatic and fundraising activities
Work with the board of directors to develop policies that ensure effective oversight and healthy accountability for the organization
Encourage and empower board members to act as ambassadors of Earth Ministry/WAIPL through programs and fundraising
Build and maintain authentic relationships with Earth Ministry/WAIPL donors and foundations
Develop annual budgets that promote organizational sustainability and grow capacity, programs, and systems
Provide regular financial reports to board in partnership with board treasurer and bookkeeper
Guide fundraising appeals and special events in collaboration with staff and board
Lead grant management and coordinate teamwork on grant proposals, deliverable tracking, and reporting
Manage financial accounting with bookkeeper and maintain official records and documents, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume as a single document to Interim Executive Director Nancy Osborn Nicholas at email@example.com. In your cover letter, please speak to how your lived experience resonates with the above qualifications and share why you would like to serve as Earth Ministry/WAIPL’s Executive Director. All applicants will receive an email acknowledgement. No phone calls please.
This position is full-time, 40 hr/week with a current salary range of $75,000 – $85,000/year. Benefits include full medical insurance, 403B retirement fund, 11 paid holidays, and generous vacation, sick, and family leave. Earth Ministry/WAIPL offers a flexible schedule and is open to conversations about remote, in-state work and partial relocation support.
Nancy Osborn Nicholas