TREAD LIGHTLY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
Status: Full time 
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, and 401K
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
 
About Tread Lightly! Tread Lightly! and its strategic partners lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access, promote outdoor ethics, and improve stewardship to maintain healthy ecosystems for thriving populations of fish and wildlife. Through a myriad of programs and training, we educate recreationists on the importance of treading lightly through our award-winning programs. 
 
Performance expectations: Tread Lightly! (TL!) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide strategic direction, oversee operations, spearhead key partnerships and offer leadership for all aspects of the organization to support the larger mission. With a visionary and relationship-driven approach, the Executive Director ensures consistency of internal and external activities.
 
Professional competencies: Strategic, agile and self-directed. Excellent verbal, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Superior leadership skills with the ability to inspire confidence and build key relationships. Proven fundraising ability. Budget oriented. Politically savvy. 
 
Conditions of employment: Full time with extensive travel.
 
Responsibilities/Proven track record in: Within the parameters of the Tread Lightly! Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Policies, the Executive Director is responsible for the following:
  • Strategic direction: 
    • Report to the Board of Directors to implement the TL! strategic direction set by the Board of Directors as the leading outdoor ethics organization in the nation.
    • Demonstrate and develop the TL! core values.
  • Business acumen: 
    • Demonstrated financial acumen with significant past P&L responsibility. 
    • A track record of managing revenue targets and adapting expenses as needed.
    • Unwavering professionalism with the highest ethical standards.
    • Proven track record of results, specifically with successful fundraising activities and obtaining grants.
    • Ability to develop and manage budgets to meet operational, fiduciary and multi-year objectives.
    • Uphold high-quality branding and protection of the brand/related symbols.
  • Key relationship management: 
    • Ability to professionally present to, interact with, and implement feedback from a diverse board of directors.
    • Foster and maintain relationships with state/federal/governmental agencies, private organizations, conservation and recreation groups, colleges and universities and companies to garner funding and maximize offerings.
    • Ensure internal and external organizational accountability and compliance.
  • Leadership:
    • High-energy leadership that inspires and empowers staff to reach goals by identifying individual strengths and career paths. 
    • Motivate and manage through best practices to strategically and efficiently advance the mission. 
    • Design implement and direct multiple complex projects through creativity.
    • Oversee human resources: personnel, compensation, and active recruiting.
  • Fundraising:
    • Oversee all organizational fundraising activities: corporate, memberships, and volunteers. 
    • Achieve fundraising growth that furthers the mission of the organization and enables expansion of stewardship programs. 
  • Communication:
    • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and written/oral communication.
    • Ability to compose effective appeals for membership, donors, and volunteers.
    • Decisive decision-maker with the ability to analyze data, prioritize actions, and communicate information internally and externally to build consensus. 
  • Education and Experience:
    • BS/BA degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Existing relationships preferred (state and federal agencies, private organizations, conservation and recreation groups, companies, etc.). 
    • 5 years of experience in the management of a professional association, non-profit organization, or related managerial/supervisory experience.
    • Personal passion for, and commitment to, outdoor recreation and access.
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