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Pollinator Stewardship Council Program Director

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The PSC is hiring a Program Director - on a contract basis- responsible for fundraising, external communications, campaign coordination, and ongoing overall non-profit administration. Contractor will report to the Pollinator Stewardship Council Board of Directors.

Pollinator Stewardship Council (PSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit private research and education organization focused on defending managed and native pollinators vital to a sustainable and affordable food supply, from adverse impacts of pesticides. As pollination is required for one-third of the world's food supply, we strive to accomplish our mission by:

  • Changing the regulatory process for pesticide risk assessment, labeling, and enforcement;
  • Providing advocacy, guidance, and tools to document the detrimental effect of pesticides on pollinators;
  • Raising awareness about the adverse impact of pesticides on pollinators critical to both the supply of food and the ecosystem.

Contracted work to begin November 1, 2021, with some flexibility if required. Contracted tasks projected around 30 remote hours a week. We will provide a work cell phone and computer if needed. Starting contract payment commensurate with skills and experience. Contract term will be revisited annually.

To apply, please email a cover letter that describes your personal story and interest in the position, original writing sample, resume, and contact information for three references to progdirector AT pollinatorstewardship.org with "Program Director Position" in the subject line.

Application deadline is September 10th, 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising (40%) Fundraising activities may involve soliciting donors and commercial partners, developing online fundraising campaigns, donor and member database management, applying for grant funding and other strategies as appropriate. The Program Director will be responsible for fundraising to support their contract after year one.

Communications (25%) Oversee, and execute as needed, the development of electronic communications, including storytelling, through PSC’s website and blog, monthly electronic newsletter, social media, press releases and other electronic communications. Consolidate and coordinate social media platform content, curating as needed. Development and management of ongoing marketing and public relations. Occasional presentations and conference attendance is required.

Coordinating our ongoing pesticide campaigns (25%) Develop and execute campaign plans to build on PSC’s national beekeeper and public pesticide campaigns. Follow and engage in federal and state legislative work collaboratively with other stakeholders. Facilitate comment letters to the US EPA on relevant pesticide registrations. Assist members and the public in filing pesticide incident reports. Maintain PSC records of these filings.

Non-Profit and Organizational Administration (10%) Propose and manage the annual budget and ensure appropriate bookkeeping is maintained sufficient for tax purposes. Maintain board relations and ongoing, regular communication with board members. Ensure compliance with board directives and applicable grantor, federal and state requirements. Regular delegation and facilitation of tasks to outside help. Display initiative in developing and implementing action plans, responding to issues and resolving problems as they occur, in consultation with Board members, to fulfill the goals of the organization. Assist in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for PSC operations. Understand the duties and responsibilities of the position and keep position knowledge up-to-date, soliciting guidance from experts as needed.

Core Competencies 

To perform effectively in this position, the contractor should:

  • understand the fundraising and organizational goals for the mission of the organization, seek increased responsibility while remaining conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable and continuously work to promote PSC and achieve its goals.
  • have demonstrated leadership and management skills, be outgoing and self-motivated, have experience with fundraising and communications in the non-profit arena, understand the fundamental aspects of managing a non-profit organization, and be willing to learn about the current threats to pollinators and commercial beekeeping, as driven by pesticide exposure.
  • communicate effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats including written communications and verbal presentations.
  • be enthusiastic, dynamic, flexible, organized, collaborative, inquisitive, and able to work independently with demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • must have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, and be comfortable using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Drive and social media. Grant writing experience, and familiarity with Little Green Light donor and member management software and Mailchimp an asset.

Education and/or Experience Contractor must possess the above skills, knowledge and qualities which may result from formal education or at least three years experience in business and fundraising for non-profit operations. Beekeeping experience, familiarity with the issues of agriculture, pesticide registrations, policy and science (as it relates to pollinators), and campaign organizing experience preferred.

Travel The Program Director must be able to travel for fundraising, to attend conferences, training and other events as required to acquire and maintain proficiency in fullling the responsibilities of the position and as the pandemic allows. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Physical Demands The contractor in this position constantly operates a computer, frequently communicates with the public and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Contractor occasionally moves conference display equipment weighing up to 20 pounds for various events needs. Reasonable accommodations may be made for otherwise qualied individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects PSC’s assignment of essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

The Pollinator Stewardship Council does not discriminate against applicants or employees for reasons of race, color, disability, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, prior conviction or incarceration, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

This position is remote.

The PSC is hiring a Program Director - on a contract basis- responsible for fundraising, external communications, campaign coordination, and ongoing overall non-profit administration. Contractor will report to the Pollinator…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 10, 2021

Salary

Up to USD 54,600

Benefits

Flexible schedule.

Flexible schedule.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1617 White Water Ct, Berthoud, CO 80513, USA

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To apply, please email a cover letter that describes your personal story and interest in the position, original writing sample, resume, and contact information for three references to progdirector AT pollinatorstewardship.org with "Program Director Position" in the subject line.

Application deadline is September 10th, 2021.

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