Executive Director, Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS)
BCAS is looking for a highly motivated, visionary, and experienced leader to further enhance its programs, property and position as a Bucks County environmental destination.
The successful candidate will have a strong managerial background, fundraising and grant writing experience, and a commitment to the environment and education. The position is full-time and on-site; the salary is commensurate with experience.
The Executive Director will:
- Provide dynamic leadership and seek new opportunities for growing and funding the organization;
- Guide and coordinate the direction of the organization’s programs and activities;
- Inspire staff and volunteers to fulfill the mission of BCAS;
- Promote BCAS to the community at large and other environmental initiatives and entities.
- Foster a culture of diversity, inclusion and respect in all BCAS activities and programs
- Responsibilities include interaction with the Board of Directors regarding staff positions, resources and funding requirements; securing grants and donations, and guiding and serving on BCAS committees. The Executive Director works collaboratively with and reports to the Board of Directors.
- Hire, supervise and evaluate staff. Delegate and monitor responsibilities for BCAS programs.
- Serve as liaison between staff and the Board of Directors, appoint staff members to BCAS Board committees, and assure implementation of BCAS policies and procedures.
- Manage and supervise all education programs. Work with staff and the Education Committee to review, develop and implement BCAS existing programs. Recommend change, improvement and modernization of programs.
- Work with the Board of Directors to implement and update the BCAS strategic plan for BCAS.
Fundraising and Development
- Manage the organization’s annual budget to ensure that financial targets are met.
- Identify, coordinate and implement funding for BCAS through grants and donations; ensure that grants are used as committed to grantors.
- Establish and maintain contacts with grantors, foundations, individual donors and public officials who facilitate funding opportunities.
- Seek to identify and build significant relationships with donors.
- Work with staff and volunteers regarding special fund-raising events.
- Promote BCAS as a leader in habitat protection, environmental education, and sustainable local agriculture.
- Work with BCAS Educators and the Education Committee to direct the focus and content of education programs and support the delivery of those programs.
- Enhance both on-site and in-school environmental education programs.
- Manage the BCAS property in an ecologically sound manner to provide and augment natural habitats; manage routine maintenance activities for all buildings, facilities and grounds and coordinate education programs with Property Committee.
- Oversee the implementation of the facilities plan to assure full and appropriate use of the site.
- Promote positive public relations with BCAS members, the Bucks County community at large, other non-profit environmental organizations, and state and local government agencies.
- Serve as the visible liaison and goodwill ambassador to other environmental and educational organizations.
- Articulate the history of BCAS and the Honey Hollow Watershed (a National Historic Landmark): work to preserve it and expand its role in environmental initiatives.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree a plus
- 3-5 years of administrative experience; non-profit experience desirable
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Familiarity with SalesForce, Quickbooks, Office 365 and Zoom preferred
- Teaching experience desirable
- Demonstrated flexibility and creativity
- Passion for the natural world
- A successful candidate must pass the following background checks: · Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance · Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance · Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal History Clearance
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to stand for extended periods of time and must be able to work outdoors occasionally during the summer heat and humidity. The employee will also be expected to sit and perform extensive keyboard work. The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, run or climb as part of duties.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of Bucks Audubon appeals to you. Send all information to [email protected]
To learn more about Bucks Audubon, visit www.BCAS.org.
Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Bucks County Audubon Society provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, gender, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.