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Executive Director

Wentworth Watershed Association

The Wentworth Watershed Association is made up of residents and landowners in the Lake Wentworth-Crescent Lake watershed as well as others who want to encourage the protection and preservation of the watershed’s lakes, streams, and critical habitats.

The mission of the Association is to protect and preserve the community, natural resources, water quality and scenic beauty of the Lake Wentworth-Crescent Lake watershed, as well as to promote knowledge of the enduring character of its woodlands, waterways and wildlife, its people and its history.

The Association collaborates with local and state agencies in the collection and use of scientific data to support planning and implementation of stormwater mitigation efforts. As part of a broad commitment to outreach and education, the Association publishes and distributes information for use by residents and landowners to assist with shoreline buffering, stormwater management, and septic system maintenance.

Presently the Association owns and manages 10 parcels of of environmentally important land totaling more than 175 acres, and the Board of Trustees is committed to acquiring and preserving additional sensitive parcels as circumstances permit.

The Wentworth Watershed Association maintains a web site at www.wentwothwatershed.org and a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wentworthwatershedassociation.


The Executive Director provides leadership, planning, and management of activities carrying out the Wentworth Watershed Association’s mission. This involves a hands-on approach to the management of finances, program development and implementation, resource development, delivery of member services, oversight of communications, and board development. The Executive Director assumes a leadership role in developing partnerships with businesses, government officials, other nonprofits, and supporters. The Executive Director works with the Board of Trustees and board committees to establish the Association’s vision, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and the general scope of programs that the Association will deliver. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Requirements:

Programming The Executive Director is responsible for:

• Developing with the Board of Trustees, on a yearly basis, a work plan for the board to carry forward the strategic plans of the Association.

• Overseeing the implementation of follow-up grants and projects related to the Lake Wentworth-Crescent Lake Watershed Management Plan.

• Overseeing implementation of other board-approved programs and projects.

• Soliciting and managing volunteers for Association programs.

• Developing and implementing plans to sustain and increase membership.

• Seeking partnership opportunities with municipal and state officials and agencies, as well as non-governmental groups and organizations, to support the mission of the Association. 

 

Outreach The Executive Director will engage in outreach activities that create positive exposure for the Association, including:

• Maintaining relations with local media, encouraging coverage of Association activities and events, and writing and distributing press releases on Association successes and events.

• Overseeing the updating and maintenance of the Association web site.

• Overseeing the publication of a membership newsletter by providing material as well as soliciting and editing articles written by trustees and volunteers.

 

Budget/Fundraising The Executive Director’s budget and fundraising responsibilities include:

• Developing, with the Executive Committee, an annual budget and fundraising plan for submission to the Board of Trustees.

• Supporting the trustees in identifying, soliciting, and maintaining high-value donors.

• Identifying and pursuing appropriate grant opportunities and producing required reports to funding sources.

• Monitoring expenditures and income.

• Preparing special appeals for projects as needed.

• Overseeing the annual and year-end appeals, as well as special appeals.

 

Organizational Support The Executive Director is responsible for:

• Preparing materials and agendas for trustee meetings.

• Attending trustee meetings and providing progress reports on activities, projects, and work plans.

• Maintaining electronic and paper files relating to the business of the Association.

• Overseeing maintenance of the membership database.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications The following skills and experience are highly valued:

• A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, water resources, environmental education, nonprofit management, public policy, or a related field.

• Experience with budgeting and/or financial management.

• Experience with fundraising/grant writing.

• Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

• Three years or more of professional experience in a nonprofit setting, preferably one with an environmental mission.

• Experience working with a board of directors.

• Familiarity with environmental issues in the state of New Hampshire.

• Solid computer skills.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to president@wentworthwatershed.org by close of business on October 6.

Job Location:

Wolfeboro

Date Added: September 20, 2017

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