The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation’s work, ensuring effective operations to meet organizational goals. As the face of BMWF, the Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors, U.S. Forest Service officials, funders, and the public. They represent the foundation at community events, in the media and other promotional opportunities. The Executive Director ensures that staff members are aligned with the organization’s mission and vision and are working together to successfully achieve strategic objectives. BMWF’s culture places a high priority on positive leadership, communication, recognition, and collaboration.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Development, Full Time, Fundraising


Qualifications may be met by any combination of education and experience that provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the job description. Typically, the Executive Director will hold a college degree with a major in wilderness management, recreation, natural resource management, outdoor education, nonprofit management or closely related field, and have five years of experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Required Skills:

Leadership and Management
Grant Management
Project Management
Board Governance

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge and experience with programs related or similar to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives
Experience working closely with or within a government agency, outdoor program, or non-profit organization
Fundraising experience, grant writing, and financial management skills
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Drive, QuickBooks, website and database applications
Partnership/donor relationship development and stewardship

About Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation connects Americans with their  wilderness heritage by providing access to and stewardship of one of the  world’s most spectacular places –Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex,  the crown jewel of the Wilderness System. We help hundreds of hard-working  volunteers, including youth, develop a land ethic and give back to the wilderness  by opening trails, restoring heavily used areas, maintaining historic structures  and fighting weeds. Active wilderness stewardship is our mission.    The BMWF was established in 1997 to foster the stewardship of the Bob  Marshall Wilderness Complex. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Visit  www.bmwf.org for additional detail and information.    The BMWF has been serving the wilderness recreation community for twenty  years by organizing and leading projects that clear trails and keep the  wilderness wild by restoring damaged areas and removing noxious weeds.  Each year 300 to 400 BMWF volunteers, ages 12 t

Application Instructions

Please see the full position description and application instructions on our website at https://www.bmwf.org/jobs

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