EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust is currently seeking a part-time Executive Director. The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Trustees. Compensation: $20 per hour for approximately 30-36 hours per month.

B-W Greenway is a private, non-profit organization that actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land conservation easement acquisition and by stewardship of such land or easements. Its mission is to protect and restore the land and water resources between the Beaver Creek and Wenrick Wetlands while balancing human needs with those of the natural environment.

Why does B-W Greenway need an Executive Director at this time?  As the B-W Greenway prepares for Land Trust Alliance (LTA) accreditation we are in need of a dependable staff member to oversee our numerous properties, aid in outreach activities, and increase membership and financial resources. As a result, the B-W Greenway is looking to hire a part time Executive Director with the possibility that the position will become half or full-time. “ 

Primary Job Responsibilities

1.      Staff oversight

2.      Project oversight

3.      Direct goals and activities of Strategic Plan

4.      Support Accreditation Committee

5.      Coordinate recruitment of members, trustees, volunteers to provide financial and personnel sustainability.

6.      Represent B-W Greenway at public events and collaborative meetings

Specific Tasks

1.a  Oversee Administrative Coordinator and Archivist on administrative functions such as planning board meetings and organization events, scheduling, project record-keeping, tracking action items, data management, ensuring organization policies and procedures are being followed and ensuring all meetings have agendas and minutes,

1.b   In collaboration with the Land Stewardship Coordinator, ensure that all commitments regarding conservation easements and restoration projects are being met.

1.c   Oversee volunteer involvement in collaboration with Volunteer Coordinator

2.   Assist Project Managers to ensure project commitments, including grant requirements, are being met.

3   Work with the Board of Trustees on various strategies to ensure that the mission of the organization is being met

4.   Work with the Accreditation Committee to implement board governance Policy and Procedures  to obtain and maintain Land Trust Alliance accreditation

5.a  Recruit and maintain paid memberships

5.b  Assist the Treasurer in preparing the annual operating budget for board approval

5.c  Ensure the financial health of the organization through grant writing and other fundraising activities

5.d  Coordinate public relations including press releases, publishing of newsletter, maintenance and enhancement of website, e-mail blitzes, and establish/maintain Facebook presence, including oversight of Social Media Intern

5.e  Represent the B-W Greenway in the community including organizing and making presentations, create and maintain partnerships, and assist with educational programs, conferences, and other outreach efforts

Such other duties as the Board of Trustees may require

B-W Greenway Resources

·         Conservation Easements on 15 properties and ownership of one parcel

·         Membership of between 125 and 150, many long-term

·         2018 operation budget between $10,000-20,000 although there are many “pass-through income and expenses” due to grants

·         Part-time contact staff of Administrative Coordinator (10 hrs/week) and Land Stewardship Coordinator (12 hrs/month)

·         A Volunteer Coordinator and volunteer project managers, site overseers, site monitors, and outdoor workers, greeters, staffers, etc.

·         A website and Facebook presence

·         A Filemaker database that tracks memberships, volunteer hours, event attendees and interactions with persons, households and organizations.

Working Conditions

·         The B-WGCLT office is located in the basement of the United Realtors building, 34 N. Central Ave, Fairborn.  It includes a desk, stand-alone computer with Microsoft Office and Filemaker software, printer/scanner, and file cabinets.

·         Except for meetings and events, the Executive Director can work from home.   A laptop is available.

·         Mileage will not be paid for except for conferences and meetings more than 1 hr from the office.

·         Registration for training and conferences will be paid, give prior approval

·         FICA and Workman’s Compensation will be paid but there is no sick leave, vacation days or medical or retirement benefits.

Job Qualifications

1.      Previous administrative and/or management experience with non-profit organizations: experience with land acquisition, land trust operations, biological assessments, and natural area restoration is desired, but not required

2.      Demonstrated interest in and passion for environmental protection and the mission of the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust.

3.      A commitment for at least two years

4.      Experience in non-profit fund raising

5.      Experience in non-profit volunteer recruitment

6.      Demonstrated leadership skills.

7.      Demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office, data bases, and social media software including data management skills

8.      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

9.      Ability to interact/work with a variety of stakeholders

10.  A personable and welcoming personality

Selection Process

·         Interested applicants should submit a resume, references, and a statement of why they are interested in this position to info@bwgreenway.org by Fri, June 15, 2018

·         After evaluating applications, the Executive Committee of the land trust will interview the top 3 candidates the week of June 18.

·         The selected candidate will be expected to start July 2 but accommodations can be made.