Position Title: Executive Director

Position Summary: The Executive Director leads the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) in pursuit of its mission to build a community to conserve the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison River watershed. This is a full-time, exempt staff position.

Key responsibilities include land and water programmatic leadership, fundraising (both donor and grants), financial management, staff management and development, board development, communications, and marketing. The Executive Director works under the guidance and supervision of the Board of Directors and collaborates with WSCC staff, board, and volunteers.

The WSCC seeks a dynamic leader who is mission-driven, hardworking, and a creative problem-solver. WSCC is committed to creating a diverse team that reflects our whole community of constituents. We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds who meet the core competencies of this position to apply.

Salary: $60,000-$70,000 — based upon experience and with growth opportunities

Please go to our website for a complete job description http://westernslopeconservation.org/

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


BS degree

Required Skills:

Core Competencies (essential):
3-5 years of relevant professional experience in environmental nonprofit management, program leadership or fundraising
Ability to work independently, be self-directed, and lead a high-functioning team
Work and life experience commensurate with described position responsibilities
Empathetic and inclusive approach to community-based conservation work and ability to work with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to implement the WSCC mission
Exceptional work ethic, mentorship ski

Preferred Skills:

Ideal Candidate Attributes (desirable):
Conservation experience in Colorado or the Colorado Plateau
Established networks with the conservation, political, and/or granting communities in Colorado
Flexible and creative approach to prioritizing and accomplishing the work
Collaborative, outgoing, personable, and enthusiastic
Experience and commitment to implementing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Education or relevant work experience in environmental science, advocacy, non-profit manageme

About Western Slope Conservation Center

Our organization began in 1977 when neighbors joined to stop coal mines from dumping waste next to the river. Over the years our mission broadened to include protection of water resources, public lands, and human health. In 2010, we merged with a watershed group that has a history of river restoration, water quality monitoring, and education. We focus on issues concerning Delta County and the North Fork Valley, focusing particularly on water quality, protection of our public lands, and education and outreach.

Application Instructions

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] The application deadline is February 21st, 2023 or until the position is filled. Please, no phone inquiries. To learn more about the WSCC, please visit our website: http://westernslopeconservation.org/