Collaborating closely with the Board of Directors and other partners, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for building a strong, effective and powerful organization. This includes all aspects of leading, funding and managing GCV. The ED is the political voice of the environmental community to the public, decision makers, media, partners and volunteers.
Strategic Planning/Vision Creation
- In partnership with the Board, create strategic plans for building the organization and advancing local, state, and federal environmental issues impacting Georgia.
- Design and implement political/electoral strategies in conjunction with the Board to advance goals of the strategic plan;
- Build accountability campaigns to ensure elected officials keep their commitments on environmental and conservation issues and inform voters and key constituencies of the same;
- Work in close collaboration with aligned nonprofits towards shared plans for political gains.
- Create and implement an aggressive fundraising plan, acting as the primary driving force for raising money for the organization; • Motivate Board members to raise money, oversee events, and build the membership base and relationships with major donors and foundation program officers; • Serve as the primary face and ambassador of the organization with elected officials, and donors; • Partner with aligned nonprofits, corporations and other organizations.
- Oversee fiscal, legal and personnel management of the organization;
- Recruit and onboard staff as needed to fill out other roles and responsibilities as budget and tasks warrant—i.e. outreach director, communications director, and field organizer(s);
- Create and track multiple budgets and oversee the fiscal management of the organization
- Ensure legal compliance of all aspects of the financial and political/ programmatic activities of the organizations with local, state and federal regulators, especially related to maintaining firewalls of separation for charitable and political activities;
- Work closely with the Board of Directors to guide the organization through strategic governance challenges and opportunities; mobilize the Board to maximize their networks to build the financial health of the organization;
- Lead the board and other volunteers through regular planning and evaluation of the organization's efforts.
Successful candidates will demonstrate:
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including demonstrated proficiency in public speaking and earned and social media;
- Proven ability and experience in fundraising from individual donors and foundations;
- Superior leadership, strategic thinking, and planning skills; • Experience in organizational management and program planning;
- Ability to work in fast-paced environments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
- Understanding of legislative advocacy and accountability, political campaigns, Georgia politics and the state’s environmental community;
- Successful experience building and/or working effectively with Boards of Directors;
- Strong financial management skills and ability to build and manage multiple organizational budgets;
- Working understanding of 501c3, 501c4 and PAC structures and related compliance issues.
TRAVEL: Frequent travel within Georgia required; Infrequent travel outside of state also required. SALARY: Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health care, vacation and sick leave; other benefits may be negotiable
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