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Job Opportunity: Wyoming Wildlife Federation

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Wyoming Wildlife Federation, July 30, 2015

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The Wyoming Wildlife Federation seeks a qualified individual who is interested in wildlife issues with special emphasis on fund-raising and development to serve as Executive Director (ED). This position will serve under supervision of the President of the Board of Directors (Board).

The Executive Director oversees all organization operations and provides leadership for members and staff in adherence with existing policies, by-laws and resolutions. The ED coordinates with the Board regarding administration, advocacy, fund-raising, development and membership. The ED is expected to provide leadership, goal setting, and short/long term planning and implementation for WWF.
Compensation and benefits will be competitive and will be described in an Employee Agreement.

The salary range is $53,000 to $63,000 with a 5% bonus commission for new funding sources brought into the Federation. This is a permanent, full-time position. WWF’s headquarters are based in Lander, Wyoming; some flexibility exists for the ED position location within Wyoming. Duties of the Executive Director will emphasize development, fund-raising and membership services.

Specific duties include:

Expand, create and implement membership, fund-raising, and development programs in conjunction with board and staff;
Network throughout Wyoming and the region on behalf of WWF;
Diversify funding sources including major donors and grant support; and
Develop endowment and planned giving programs.

The Executive Director is the face of the Federation and will advocate for Wyoming’s wildlife, habitat and outdoor opportunities. Specific duties include:

Provide direction and oversight for WWF programs and strategize for best available outcomes;
Collaborate with like-minded organizations on various campaigns and issues;
Nominate, communicate and mentor volunteer members;
Organize and facilitate meetings for local members and the public;
Review and provide oversight for Federation’s responses to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents;
Represent WWF in governmental affairs, including lobbying on wildlife and hunter/angler legislation;
Monitor and testify at Game and Fish Commission, State Land Board, County Commission and other state, local and federal agency meetings;
Consult with legal counsel regarding appeals, lawsuits and other legal action;
Represent the Federation with the media, such as writing and editing opinion editorials, press releases and providing interviews; and
Design and implement successful strategies for priority issues.

The Executive Director is also the Federation’s primary organizational developer. Specific duties include:

Working with the Board of Directors to determine policy, program and organizational directives and priorities;
Update and provide leadership for the Federation’s annual strategic planning process and corresponding documents; and
Provide leadership on the Federations role as an Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.

The Executive Director is also the Federation’s administrator. Specific duties include:

Supervise and hire staff;
Create and implement board-approved annual budgets;
Negotiate contractual agreements with vendors;
Assist with preparation of external audits and tax returns;
Contribute to the organizational newsletter and website;
Submit progress reports to Board as requested;
Present board briefings regarding issues, finance, and personnel; and
Ensure that all programs conform to all applicable federal, state and local regulations of a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Other duties may be assigned by the President of the Board of Directors.

Submit cover letter and resume by September 19, 2015 to info@wyomingwildlife.org or P.O. Box 1312, Lander, WY 82520. WWF may extend deadline until position is filled. If you have direct questions, please call Dave Moody at 307.335.8633 or info@wyomingwildlife.org.