Looking for an Executive Director!
Help Drive ORA's Mission
The Outdoor Recreation Alliance of the Seven Rivers Region (ORA) is offering a unique opportunity for a person with dynamic leadership, fundraising skills and who has a passion for conservation focused outdoor recreational opportunities to serve as its Executive Director. ORA is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to become an outdoor recreation destination for silent sports and human powered activities and contribute to the economic growth of the 7 Rivers Region of La Crosse by attracting and retaining active lifestyle employees, visitors seeking an active vacation, and fostering businesses and industries that support Outdoor Recreation Alliance activities.
Position Summary: Executive Director works under the guidance of and cooperatively with the President and members of the Board of Directors and its committees. Primary duties include the facilitation and implementation of programs that enable ORA to accomplish its mission. These programs include: (1) public outreach and education on ORA’s programs and goals, (2) building an organizational capacity to accomplish program goals, (3) developing and implementing strategic plans for the future, (4) building and maintaining effective partnerships with government, service groups, conservation organizations, and related state and federal agencies, (5) revenue generation, (6) membership building, and (7) budgeting, staffing, and reporting.
-Work with the Board of Directors, Committees, and the staff in preparing a budget
-Ensures that the organization maintains sound financial practices, operates within budget guidelines, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
-Be responsible for the recruitment of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
-Oversees revenue generation planning.
-Actively participate and maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of outdoor recreation.
1. A passion for outdoor recreation and knowledge of associated environmental issues
2. A four-year degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field preferred or comparable experience
3. Experience working collaboratively with and reporting to a Board of Directors
4. Experience managing and motivating staff and volunteers
5. Non-profit organization experience preferable
1. Experience interacting with a variety of constituencies: Board, staff, volunteers, municipal and state agencies, the media, and the general public
2. Excellent writing and public speaking skills
3. Experience managing projects and budgets , fundraising and development
4. Advanced social media communication skills and office computer applications desirable.
Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate on experience and qualifications. This position is for a one year contract and has good potential to be renewable for additional years.
Position will remain open until filled. Please submit via email an application letter, resume, and three professional references to: email@example.com
For further information about the Outdoor Recreation Alliance of the Seven Rivers Region visit our web site at http://naturesplacetoplay.com or contact Marvin Wanders at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Driftless Area is one of America’s unique natural resource treasures encompassing southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northeast Iowa. Glaciers that covered much of the Midwest bypassed the Driftless Area to create distinctive landforms characterized by its beautifully sculpted topography. La Crosse, Wisconsin, strategically located within the ten county regions in the scenic Mississippi River Valley, serves as home to the ORA offices. The 7 Rivers Region with its bluffs, coulees, diverse ecosystems, and small winding streams are a mecca for outdoor recreational opportunities. Man and nature collaborate on an infrastructure that forms the ultimate authentic playground. The Outdoor Recreation Alliance of the 7 Rivers Region invites you to experience our multi-faceted outdoor recreational opportunities, with breathtaking vistas and authentic terrain, and discover why it truly is “Nature's Place to Play”.
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says, Kurt Schroeder, ORA President