Note-location will be moving to Navarre, FL by Fall 2018
The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR), a vibrant, growing regional wildlife rehabilitation and educational non-profit is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic non-profit leader, fundraiser, marketer and communicator as its Executive Director (ED). This self-motivated person will develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization through grant research, writing and application; recruiting and relationship growth with partners, members, sponsors, and donors through personal contact, direct mail, telemarketing, mass email and other vehicles to ensure financial support of organization rehabilitation and educational activities; planning and execution of fundraising events; stewardship, oversight, and maintenance of corporate, foundation, and individual files on donors and prospects; development and implementation of a comprehensive capital campaign to fund ECWR relocation, construction, and development efforts; plan and execute a membership campaign to ensure operational costs are met and resources support world-class animal rehabilitation and educational efforts.
Possessing exceptional communications skills, this person reports directly to the President and Chairman of the Board, and works with Board and staff on strategic planning and community outreach, ensuring the organization maintains a highly visible profile within the community by cultivating relationships with local media outlets: prepares press releases and arranges promotional opportunities on behalf of the president, and serves as ECWR's primary point of contact to the organization's donors, the media and the general public. The ED develops, implements, and manages marketing and other communications efforts via website, advertising, press releases, newsletters, and social media to strengthen ECWR's financial position in support of rehabilitation and educational efforts.
This charismatic leader is responsible for effective administration of all ECWR wildlife rehabilitation operations to include compliance with federal, state and federal requirement; the hiring, training, management/leadership, supervision, and retention of a very competent and qualified medical staff; strategic planning and implementation; review of contracts; use of technology to maximize productivity of the organization and staff. The Director has overall financial responsibility for all financial aspects of the org, to include all QuickBooks entries, statement reconciliation, payment of sales tax, and payroll accuracy. Leads, manages, trains, and motivates a significant volunteer population to accomplish org wildlife rehabilitation, educational, and fundraising events.
Finally, this gifted educator will develop, establish, promote and execute community outreach programs that enhance ECWR's educational mission by conducting educational events at schools, special events, and civic meetings, and will recruit and train professional educators to conduct youth summer camps, and will recruit, oversee, and manage high school, undergraduate and graduate interns for across the nation.
- Energy, vision, effective communications skills, self-motivation, and non-profit leadership/experience allowing largely unsupervised accomplishment of the organization's mission
- Certified Fund Raising Executive or Professional with extensive fundraising experience with a non-profit organization.
- Expertise in fundraising, non-profit finance, grants, promotions, and media
- Experience in non-profit management, wildlife rehabilitation/management
- Familiar with federal, state, and local regulatory compliance and permitting in wildlife rehabilitation
$35,000.00 starting including two weeks paid vacation.
Please submit resume and cover letter by 1/27/18:
Ms. Shelby Proie, Acting Director at email@example.com