Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow’s mission is to educate and
engage children and adults of the greater Bucks County region about the natural
world, with an emphasis on conservation and stewardship, including the
protection of birds, wildlife and habitats.
Each year Bucks Audubon serves 11,000 people through environmental, science
and nature programs on our nature preserve and throughout the community,
providing opportunities for our members and community to hike, birdwatch,
and connect with nature. With a staff of four and 50+ dedicated and passionate
volunteers, Bucks Audubon works to inspire everyone to become good stewards
of the Earth.

Looking to be a part of a dedicated team of educators, scientists, and nature-lovers?

 

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, with some nights and weekends required, and primarily on-site at the environmental education center in New Hope, PA.

General Description

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

 Position Duties

 Administration (25%)

  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff.  
  • Serve as liaison between staff and the Board of Directors, serve on all board committees, appoint staff members as appropriate to board committees, and report regularly to the Board of Directors.
  • Manage all policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors.
  • Manage the organization’s annual budget to ensure that revenue targets are met and monitor expenses.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to implement and update the BCAS strategic plan for BCAS.

Fundraising and Development (45%)

  • Research, prepare and submit funding proposals for BCAS to grant funders (private, corporate and government); ensure that grants are used as committed to grantors and reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with grantors, foundations, individual donors and public officials who facilitate funding opportunities.
  • Seek to identify and build significant relationships with major donors.
  • Work with staff and volunteers in the planning and implementation of special fund-raising events.

Education Programs (10%)

  • Promote BCAS as a leader in habitat protection, environmental education, and environmental advocacy.
  • Work with BCAS Educators and the Education Committee to direct the focus and content of education programs and support the delivery of those programs.

 Property (10%)

  • 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 and funding of the facilities plan to assure full and appropriate use of the site.

 Public Relations (10%)

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree a plus
  • 3-5 years of administrative and supervisory experience; non-profit experience desirable
  • At least one-year of experience in fundraising, including individual giving, corporate partnerships and grant writing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with SalesForce, Quickbooks, Office 365 and Zoom preferred
  • 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

 

Physical Demands

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.

Benefits

Salary range $65,000-$75,000, health care stipend, PTO and flexible schedule.

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 searchcommittee@bcas.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

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.

Reposted: January 7, 2022

 

 

 

Teacher Naturalists WantedTeacher Naturalist Training

Join our staff of teacher naturalists and share in the fun and satisfaction of teaching at Honey Hollow.  Training is available to adults interested in working with school children and who are interested in preserving our environment, enthusiastic, able to work with children of all ages and abilities, flexible, and willing to learn new lessons.  Participants should be able to work during the week, walk reasonable distances over uneven ground while carrying moderate amounts of weight and be willing to be outdoors during all types of weather.  This is a paid seasonal position. Upon completion of training participants are expected to work at least 30 hours over the next 12 months provided sufficient opportunities are available. Clearances are required.  Meet at the visitor at 9:30am both days.  Class runs 9:30 am – 12:30 pm each day.

There is no cost for this training.  Please register so we can prepare for the class.  Register HERE!

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