Salmon Valley Stewardship (SVS) is seeking a community-oriented and conservation-minded individual eager to coordinate and oversee all organization operations, increase organization fundraising, provide leadership to support achievement of SVS’s mission, vision, and organizational goals, and promote community partnerships and innovative conservation efforts in the Salmon River Region of Central Idaho. ABOUT US: Since our formation in 2004, Salmon Valley Stewardship, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has grown as an organization with increased recognition of our many strengths, which are founded in our grassroots, local origins. Our mission is to promote a sustainable economy and productive working landscapes in the Salmon River region of Central Idaho. Our primary activities include projects in rural development, land and trails stewardship, education, local foods, working together, and organizational sustainability. Our vision of strengthening the connection between people and the natural world drives our organizational goal where stewardship of our natural resources is at the core of the social, economic, and ecological vitality of the region.
DETAILS OF THE POSITION
POSITION: Executive Director
LOCATION: The SVS office is located off main street in Salmon, ID. The ED is expected to maintain a presence at the SVS office and regularly engage with staff and key partners, however, a combination of in-office and telework flexibility is negotiable.
REPORTS TO: SVS Board Chair and Executive Committee Board of Directors
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Permanent Full-Time (35 to 40 hrs/week), Exempt
EMPLOYEE SALARY: $56,420 – $69,680 per year, dependent on experience
BENEFITS: Vacation and sick days, 10 paid holidays, monthly health care and cell phone stipend, training opportunities.
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing SVS’s operations, supporting staff in the implementation and delivery of strategic objectives and project work, and leading fundraising strategies. This leader should be passionate about rural livelihoods and quality of life, rural development through land stewardship and community driven projects, and bringing diverse voices together to benefit the land, communities, and future generations. The Director works with SVS’s Associate Director to oversee operations, budget, and program development. The Director will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors and will be evaluated by the Board Executive Committee. As the principal spokesperson of SVS, the Director must maintain positive relationships with members of the community and display high standards of integrity and professionalism.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organizational Planning, Financial Management, and Fundraising
Team Leadership and Project Support
Board, Community, and Partner Relations
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The following qualifications are those we believe are necessary to successfully perform the Job Duties and Responsibilities and are the criteria used to evaluate applications.
The following qualifications are also preferred:
The successful candidate must also possess a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record according to SVS’s auto liability policy requirements.
Other Duties and Responsibilities: This job description is a summary of the essential duties and responsibilities for this job, and does not necessarily represent an all inclusive list of duties, responsibilities, tasks, or procedures. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instruction or assignments. Nothing in this description restricts SVS’s right to assign or reassign duties at any time. Work may be required for occasional meetings and events on evenings/weekends and travel may be required for workshops and trainings.
DON’T MEET EVERY SINGLE REQUIREMENT?
If you’re excited about this role, we still encourage you to apply! The list above reflects the qualifications we think are important for someone to be successful as SVS’s Executive Director, but it is also a dynamic role that benefits from a variety of skill sets. We are very interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and skills that would add to the diversity of skills and experiences of our existing staff and ensure the work of our organization reflects and represents the range of perspectives and experiences of rural communities in our region.
Salmon Valley Stewardship is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our programs and employment are open to all. We value diversity and do not permit any discrimination against applicants, employees, or volunteers on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability, or any other status protected by applicable law or statute in any of our policies or programs.
Email resume, cover letter and a professional writing sample combined in PDF form describing your experience and why you’re interested in the position, to [email protected].
Please include how you heard about this position. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. Finalists will be asked for references.
Label email title: Executive Director Application - Your Name
Closing Date: 05/01/2023 - Please inquire after this date, applications will be accepted until position filled.
Questions about the application process?
Email [email protected]
For more information about Salmon Valley Stewardship visit
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