Nevada Conservation League (NCL) is hiring a dynamic, engaged, and inclusive Executive Director.

Position Summary
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for continuing to build a strong, effective, and powerful organization, with a focus on fundraising, organizational equity work, and collaboration with strategic partners. The ED reports to the NCL Board of Directors and manages the staff of the organization.

Opportunity
The ED is NCL’s face to the public, donors, decision makers, media, partners, and volunteers. A motivated, passionate, and persistent ED will have the opportunity and challenge of building a strong fundraising platform, establishing relationships and building credibility with communities of color and indigenous communities, and continuing to build upon past political victories. They will have the backing and support of funders and will be among a network of environmental leaders who are the fabric of the Conservation Voter Movement nationally.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • The ED is responsible for partnering with the Board of Directors to  raise the financial resources needed to forward the vision, mission, and goals of the NCL family of organizations. The ED is the driving force raising money for the organization;
  • Assist Boards of Directors and supporters in fundraising, oversee events, build a racially diverse and robust membership base, and establish relationships with major donors and foundation program officers;

Organizing

  • The ED will have a unique opportunity to lead a transition in NCL to ensure that its newly-formed mission to ensure racial justice and equity are a focus of its organizing model and that communities of color and indigenous communities are represented in the decision-making process and leadership of the organization;
  • Collaborate and partner with organizations to ensure the environmental movement in Nevada is inclusive, powerful, and just.

Politics

  • Represent NCL with elected officers, governmental officials, donors, partners organizations, and businesses;
  • Develop a shared vision with partners and implement a political plan that ensures that communities of color and communities disproportionately impacted by environmental inequity have a seat at the table and are represented by leaders who value environmental and climate justice included throughout;

Management

  • Recruit, train, coach, mentor and support a growing and racially diverse team of staff across the state
  • Lead organizational change that helps NCL integrate and advance  racial justice and equity as part of its mission
  • Develop and monitor complex organizational budgets and ensure sound, efficient financial systems, policies and practices; 
  • Cultivate and sustain a dynamic organizational culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all staff and volunteers and encourages staff to grow and be their best, whole selves at work every day.
  • Oversee the fiscal, legal, programmatic, and personnel management of the organization;
  • Ensure legal compliance of all aspects of the financial, political, and programmatic activities within the NCL family of organizations;
  • Lead the Boards and other volunteers through regular planning and evaluation of the organizations’ efforts;

Qualifications

  • Demonstrates the emotional intelligence and self-awareness of identity and privilege  and possesses the competencies and experiences  vital to working with racially and economically diverse communities and organizations (required);
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s mission and values (required);
  • Proven ability, experience in, and passion for fundraising from both individual donors and foundations (reauired);
  • Strong financial management skills and ability to build and manage multiple organizational budgets (required);
  • Superior leadership, strategic thinking, and planning skills (required)
  • Experience in organizational management, program planning and staff management with the ability to delegate and develop leadership (required);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (required);
  • Experience in legislative advocacy,political campaigns and/or community organizing and how communications and digital strategies are critical to their success (preferred);
  • Understanding 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and Political Action Committee structures and compliance issues (preferred);
  • Successful experience working with Boards of Directors (preferred);
  • Knowledge of environmental politics and issues (preferred);
  • Understanding of existing relationships within Nevada politics and the Nevada environmental community (preferred);

Salary and Compensation: Compensation for the Executive Director includes a competitive salary based upon experience ($75,000 – $90,000). The salary is accompanied by a benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, group life insurance, and generous paid time off, including 15 days of PTO after 90-day introductory period (increases to as much as 25 days per year after 5 years of service), 3 days of bereavement leave, and 4 weeks of paid child bonding for adoptive mothers and fathers, 4 weeks of paid leave for fathers whose spouse gives birth, and 6 weeks of paid leave for mothers who give birth.

Job Status: This is a full-time, exempt position. The Executive Director will report to the NCL Board of Directors.

Working Conditions: This position is based in Las Vegas, NV with some ability to work from home or outside the office. Reliable transportation is required. Some evening and weekend hours are required and some periods will require work of more than 40 hours per week. There will be occasional travel within Nevada and in the United States.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to justin@nevadaconservationleague.org with “Executive Director”in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

NCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.