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JOB TITLE: Executive Director

ORGANIZATION:   ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse

SUPERVISOR: ECOS Board of Directors

LOCATION: 2682 Aqueduct Road, Niskayuna, New York

WEBSITE:                www.ecosny.org

STATUS: Part-time, Estimated 20 hours/week

START DATE: January 10, 2022

SALARY: $30,000

ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse is a regional environmental education organization founded in 1972 in Schenectady, NY. Its mission is to provide environmental experiences and education for youth and adults to develop enjoyment and understanding of the natural world and to foster action to preserve it. 

ECOS sponsors outings, field trips, environmental programs and talks as well as providing hands-on environmental classes for schoolchildren. ECOS produces publications describing natural areas in the region, as well as natural history guides for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.  


SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Executive Director is the key management leader of ECOS. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Board Governance: Work with the Board to fulfill the organization’s mission. 

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board,  and providing information necessary, in a timely and accurate manner for the Board to make informed decisions. 

Financial Performance: Develop resources to ensure the financial health of the organization. 

  • Responsible for coordinating fundraising activities.
  • Responsible for working closely with the organization's treasurer to maintain a positive financial position.

Organization Operations: Oversee operation of the organization.

  • Responsible for collaboration with the Program Committee to identify programs and recruit volunteers.
  • Responsible for increasing visibility of the organization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Lead and organize the 50th anniversary of ECOS.
  2. Engage in fundraising through corporate funding, grant writing, increasing membership and donations.
  3. Attend and report at ECOS Board meetings. 
  4. Supervise the office manager.
  5. Organize and delegate tasks to staff, the Board, and volunteers. 
  6. Submit to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  7. Serve as ECOS’ primary spokesperson to the media and general public.
  8. Other duties as assigned by the Board.

Preferred Professional Qualifications:

  • Non-profit management experience.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Experience and skill working with a Board of Directors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the larger  community.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work with staff.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of ECOS.

Application Deadline:  December 10, 2021

Submit Applications: Email cover letter and resume as attachments (MSWord or PDF only, please) with EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR in the subject line to :   info@ecosny.org     

Please, no phone calls.

ECOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


JOB TITLE: Executive Director

ORGANIZATION:   ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse

SUPERVISOR: ECOS Board of Directors

LOCATION: 2682 Aqueduct Road, Niskayuna, New York

WEBSITE:                www.ecosny.org

STATUS: Part-time, Estimated 20 hours/week

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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 10, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    December 10, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Executive
Salary
USD $29,000 - USD $30,000
/ year

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English

Proficient in English

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Niskayuna, NY
Associated Location
2682 Aqueduct Rd, Niskayuna, NY 12309, USA

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Instructions:

In addition to submitting to Idealist, please email a cover letter and resume as attachments (MSWord or PDF only, please) with EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR in the subject line to :   info@ecosny.org     

Please, no phone calls.


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