The Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association (CRC), located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director.
CRC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) environmental organization devoted to the protection of water resources and the natural environment of the Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creek Valleys. Our stewardship area encompasses 132 square miles and 40 municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania.
We are seeking mission-driven candidates with an interest in the environment and experience in conservation, education, nonprofit management, and development.
The Executive Director of the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association, in collaboration with the Board of Directors and committees, will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the staff, volunteers, programs, expansion, and execution of the mission of CRC.
• The ED will be the organization’s chief fundraiser and grant writer.
• The ED provides oversight of and direction of restoration project development and execution, community stewardship, educational programs and organized events that are open to the membership and community.
• The ED supervises staff, volunteers, and interns.
• The ED organizes CRC events, including committee and Board meetings.
• The ED performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
• This is a full-time position that will include some weekend and evening hours.
An ideal candidate will:
• Possess a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in biological or environmental sciences, nonprofit management, or a related field;
• Display leadership and relationship management experience. Experience in nonprofit management and development is preferred;
• Have organizational management skills with the ability to coach staff, achieve
• strategic objectives, and develop and manage a budget;
• Possess strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills;
• Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to effectively communicate with members, corporate sponsors, and major individual donors.
• Be an experienced and successful grant writer;
• Have prior experience in working with a Board of Directors;
• Be positive, self-directed, action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative;
• Have a passion for environmental conservation and watershed protection;
• Possess strong computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Office programs and social media for marketing and promotion of projects and campaigns;
• Have a valid driver’s license and access to transportation to travel to events, and committee and board meetings; and
• Be willing to undergo state and federal background checks.
This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Pay is commensurate with experience, with paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. There are no other fringe benefits offered with the position (e.g. health insurance, retirement account).
To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.