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Executive Director - Western Wildlife Corridor

Green Umbrella

Green Umbrella

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023

Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

About the position:

Who We Are

The Western Wildlife Corridor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting local greenspace in the Ohio River Valley. We have 14 nature preserves between downtown Cincinnati and the Indiana border. We provide educational programs, lectures by experts, guided hikes, habitat restoration projects and other events and activities free and open to the public.

Job Description Summary

The Executive Director will manage and coordinate activities of Western Wildlife Corridor. The primary responsibility will be fund raising as described below. This full time position requires a qualified applicant to have relevant previous experience of 3 or more years and provide a proven track record in fundraising. The qualified applicant will have an interest and experience in conservation and public speaking, have good interpersonal skills and supervisory skills. An associate degree or bachelor degree is also desirable but not required for a very qualified applicant. A detailed resume is required, focusing on our key necessary experience descriptors outlined below.


Compensation and Benefits Salary will start at $80,000/year. Health insurance will be provided as well as a 3 weeks paid vacation.


Core Necessary Experience:

-Proven Relationships with philanthropic individuals and organizations in order to effectively obtain support for WWC programs, projects and establishment of an endowment.

-Knowledge and experience in fundraising theories, principles and procedures

-Experience in writing grant applications.

-Strong communication skills, including written, interpersonal, and verbal

-Excellent presentation skills

-Skill to motivate the committee members and board of trustees

-Computer skills and Microsoft Office suite proficiency

-Familiarity with tasks necessary to manage nature preserves and volunteers working on our preserves

-Familiarity with development of an annual budget and overall management of the fiscal operations of a small non-profit organization.

Western Wildlife Corridor Executive Director (ED) Job Description Specifics:

1. The ED is expected to identify and implement short and long-term strategic goals, and to be accountable to the Board of Trustees for achieving those goals. Additionally, the ED coordinates with existing leadership to shape the future evolution of the Western Wildlife Corridor, including its programs and acquisitions.

2. The Executive Director serves as the public face of the organization. They will be responsible for the fundraising efforts within an organization, building relationships with people and organizations, securing philanthropic support that helps to fuel programs or projects. This will include all fundraising activities including annual campaigns, one-time appeals, membership relations and promotion, solicitation of government grants, endowments, donations of land and special events, with a special emphasis on major and planned gifts from individuals, private/family foundations, and corporations

3. The ED is responsible for coordinating the management of WWC preserves by the Land Stewardship Committee to assure that the main WWC goal, developing natural native nature preserves, is accomplished.

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