Park County Environmental Council
Park County Environmental Council (PCEC) is hiring a part-time Executive Director.
PCEC is a countywide non-profit grassroots conservation organization focused exclusively on issues affecting Park County, Montana, located at Yellowstone National Park’s northern edge. With over 400 members, PCEC works through advocacy and education to preserve and restore the county’s world-class rivers, diverse wildlife, landscapes, and outstanding natural beauty. To achieve this, PCEC champions sound land-use planning, improved river management stream restoration projects, and pollution cleanup. In recent years, PCEC contributed to a successful effort to establish baseline water quality testing for residents of the Shields Valley in preparation for potential natural gas development in the region. PCEC has worked to educate the public about the cleanup of polluted soils and groundwater beneath the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail yard in Livingston. PCEC collaborated in the Fleshman Creek Urban Restoration Project—designed to restore fish, aquatic and riparian habitat on a two-mile reach of Fleshman Creek, a tributary of the Yellowstone River. PCEC is working to launch a new invasive species science program in local schools. Weed management within the county continues as a keystone issue for PCEC.
PCEC seeks a part-time Executive Director to maintain and grow the organization. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintaining and furthering PCEC’s core programs, working with local government, community members, volunteers and other organizations;
• Fundraising with members, major donors, foundations and others;
• Outreach to membership and Park County community, including maintaining social networking sites and publishing a quarterly newsletter;
• Performing administrative and business tasks necessary to maintaining PCEC; and
• Planning and attending PCEC events.
The Executive Director reports to the PCEC Board of Directors.
Successful applicants will have a commitment to conservation and to the Park County community; strong leadership and organizational skills; basic computer skills; the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others; attention to detail, willingness to develop new funding prospects, and a sense of humor. Previous non-profit and fund-raising experience would be a plus.
Compensation is $20-30/hour, commensurate with experience. Hours are negotiable, with the possibility of some work being performed outside of the PCEC office.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by November 15, 2014 to Nelson King