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Employer:  Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
Categories:  Fundraising/Development
Executive/Management
Travel Required:  16-25%
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  MO - Missouri
City:  St. Louis
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 

The Board of Directors of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment is seeking an Executive Director to manage the organization, develop a secure funding base, and increase its capacity to serve the environmental protection needs of our region. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) is a multi-issue, member-supported, independent, 501(c)(3) organization. Since 1969, MCE has worked to protect the natural environment of the State of Missouri, including waterways and water quality, air quality, sustainable agriculture, safe energy, and the preservation of open space. With a volunteer board of eleven and a staff of five, MCE relies heavily on volunteers, interns, and community collaboration to implement sound environmental policies through a comprehensive program of education, citizen action, and legal defense.

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and development skills in order to enable and optimize a team of existing environmental policy staff. Though not expected to be the director of MCE’s environmental policy, the candidate will have values and passion aligned with MCE’s mission. Some familiarity with the field of public policies protecting the environment is preferred. The candidate will importantly have a proven record of fundraising and capacity building, and will be the asset that facilitates MCE’s implementation of its vision of strategic collaboration with like-minded organizations.

 

Please see this position’s full posting here, and email resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and salary requirements to dlobbigATgmail.com.

REPORTING
The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors
POSITION SUMMARY
The Executive Director (ED) is a full-time, exempt, permanent position responsible for the overall management and
oversight of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. The ED is also responsible for planning and implementing a
comprehensive fund raising program designed to provide significant contributed income to MCE. The ED is
responsible for the management of all programs, activities, and staff. The ED provides input into all institutional
planning processes and works in conjunction with the Board of Directors (BOD), other volunteers, and department
heads. The ED is the key employee to implement and optimize the objectives of the Missouri Coalition for the
Environment (MCE) and to provide strategic vision and leadership to a membership-based, 501(c)3 organization
devoted to the preservation and protection of the environment through advocacy, education, and legal defense.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership
• Works in partnership with the Board to provide strategic direction to MCE and develops programs and policies
to further the strategic direction.
• Develop and implement comprehensive brand development, and oversee event and communications
engagement with membership, donors, volunteers, and community stakeholders
• Oversee the management and evaluation data concerning outreach, membership, community collaboration, and
resource development that enhances MCE’s performance capacity
• Support and provide team leadership for staff in resource planning, information exchange, facilitation and
coordination of meetings, development of strategic plans, and internal communication
• Sign and execute relevant legal agreements subsequent to BOD approval
• Ensure the provision of all agreements with other entities, legal documents, and other policy-related materials
pertinent to the BOD’s fiduciary responsibilities in a timely and comprehensive manner
• Report to the BOD in a timely and comprehensive manner regarding ongoing MCE environmental policy and
program evaluations, updates, staffing arrangements, events, deadlines, and significant plans
Staff Management and Support
• Supervise Director of Environmental Policy (DEP), Director of Finance (DOF), and Program Directors (PDs)
• Assist the DOF and DEP in the identification of, and determine the need for, employee training programs and
educational advancement opportunities that enhance job performance and satisfaction
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of MCE and recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate, and discharge management
staff, program staff, interns, and volunteers for administrative assistance, special events, membership and
fundraising campaigns, and office support
• Ensure that the organization’s resources, programs and staff are focused and directed toward MCE’s mission
• Manage all hiring, disciplinary actions, and discharge of employees, with the oversight of the BOD
Membership and Development
• Develop and manage the fundraising program ensuring financial resources are available to support approved
plans, respond to opportunities, and meet long-term financial needs.
• In coordination with the BOD, DEP and DOF, identify and develop capacity building opportunities and
engage board members, staff, and volunteers in enhancing the financial resources of the organization.
• Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate fund-raising development activities, including BOD fund-raising capacities,
annual giving, membership development activities, legacy giving, fee-for-service contracting, major donor
solicitation and special events
• Maintain records and provide information as needed to the Board and appropriate resource development
committees. Provide the information necessary to set fund-raising goals
• Advocate for and seek funding from governments and private foundation sources. Assist with and coordinate
grant-writing and compliance with grant deadlines and requirements
• Nurture relationships with and cultivate major gifts from current and potential corporate and foundation
sponsors, working in concert with the DOF, DOP, PDs, and the BOD
• Develop and administer a donor acknowledgment and prospect cultivation program
• Expand membership and growth of donor base and major donor contributions and any giving campaigns
associated with the development plan
• Oversee the maintenance of detailed, accurate donor and prospect records for financial reporting and solicitor
report purposes
• Together with the DOF, DEP, PDs, and other staff, prepare grant applications to corporations, foundations,
and government agencies
• Assure provision of volunteers with plans, information, timelines, structure, and support services needed to be
effective fund raisers
• Designate, in collaboration with the DOF, the equitable and appropriate distribution of funds, including those
earmarked for environmental policy and program campaigns, and other non-earmarked funds
• React productively to workplace challenges/changes, and handles other essential tasks assigned by the BOD
• Other duties as necessary to increase contributed income
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Strong commitment to a progressive, membership-based, mission-driven organization
• Proven success in raising money for an organization through grant writing and fund raising
• Ability to provide strong organizational and innovative leadership
• Commitment to team-based solutions
• Capacity to be both proactive and operational; initiate new ideas/relationships while keeping ongoing programs
on course.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong analytical and evaluative skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Ability to work with and engage a volunteer board of directors
• Strong background and proven experience with supervision of staff and multiple project coordination
• Ability to work well with volunteers and interns and to identify and satisfy mutual goals
• Flexibility in management style, an appreciation for diversity, a sense of humor with generosity toward others,
and ability to work well under pressure
• Strong aptitude and appreciation for environmental protection and community engagement
• Ability to project and maintain budgets
• Ability to travel throughout the state, and occasionally out-of-state, to attend relevant stakeholder, funder,
collaborative, and training meetings, which may occur outside of normal business hours
• A high degree of interpersonal competency: the ability to work well with a diverse group of volunteers, staff,
consultants, board members, funders, vendors, government officials, and the general public
• Able to produce clear, attractive communication materials
• Computer literate and knowledge of databases and related software systems preferred
• Ability to prioritize and attend to high-need items and issues
EDUCATION
• A bachelor’s degree is required. Higher degrees in relevant fields are desirable.
COMPENSATION
• Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience
PROCDURE FOR CANDIDACY
• Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to dlobbig@gmail.com

11/29/2012

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