Executive: Executive Director Position in Utah
Utah Environmental Congress
The Utah Environmental Congress (UEC) seeks a motivated, self-starter, ‘renaissance individual’ to direct our small grassroots environmental nonprofit. Individual must possess principled environmental ethics and unwavering support for grassroots forest advocacy. Founded in 1998, the UEC is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and works to protect and restore National Forests, native species, and watersheds throughout Utah.
Applicants should ideally have a background in environmental law or public administration with experience in National Forest advocacy. Applicants must have strong administrative skills including supervisory and fundraising; excellent writing and oral communication skills; and a deep commitment to protecting National Forests, roadless areas, old growth, native species, and watersheds.
Applicants must have at least five years of related experience in the areas of fundraising and administration. The Executive Director supervises 3 full time employees, writes grants to public/private foundations, does accounting and prepares financial reports, pays bills including payroll and monthly tax deposits, is responsible for raising an annual budget of $250,000 and is the spokesperson for the organization and should have experience working with the media.
The Executive Director also coordinates with the Program Director and Legal Counsel on our statewide Forest Monitoring Program. Applicants should be familiar with public land natural resource issues, the US Forest Service policy and procedures, and federal environmental laws affecting National Forests and wildlife. Individual must be capable of and willing to do whatever job is necessary in running this small nonprofit.
The UEC is Utah’s only statewide National Forest advocacy organization. We are principled, hard-hitting, and possess a skilled and dedicated staff. We won the first lawsuit in the state of Utah to stop a Forest Service timber sale that would have logged 30 MMBF of timber off 5 roadless areas. We have thoroughly surveyed 6 million of the 8 million acres of Utah’s National Forests, including every roadless area, and have documented Utah’s National Forests with over 70,000 photographs demonstrating impacts as well as pristine areas. We are proposing a statewide National Forest wilderness bill that includes the most biologically significant areas for wildlife. We NEVER cut political deals at the expense of the environment. We provide a strong voice for the wildlife, trees, water and soil that are counting on us to represent them.
The position is located in Salt Lake City, UT, is full time, and the position reports to the BOD.
To find out more about the Utah Environmental Congress and its positions go to www.uec-utah.org
Salary range up to $40,000 DOE plus generous benefit package.
To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, three references, and at least two writing samples to:
Executive Director Position
Utah Environmental Congress (UEC)
1817 S. Main Street; Suite 10
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Email applications will NOT be accepted.
Deadline for Applications (mail or hand delivered) March 31, 2009.
Please mention Eyes On Obama when applying!