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Executive Director

Company: Natural History Institute
Location: Prescott
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

To ApplyCandidates should submit a single document including cover letter outlining reasons for interest in this position and resume, to:--info@naturalhistoryinstitute.org, with "Executive Director application" as the subject line.Application deadline: March 15, 2021Start date: June 1, 2021Job ResponsibilitiesThe Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Natural History Institute (NHI). The Executive Director has broad authority to lead and manage the operation of NHI to further the Institute's mission, goals, and strategic objectives as approved by the Board of Trustees. Primary responsibilities include: leadership and communication, strategic planning and partnerships, public relations and community outreach. The Executive Director--is also responsible for maintaining collections, as well as prioritizing science, arts, and humanities through program development, management, and implementation. Also important in the position is fiscal management, fundraising, and reporting to the Board of Trustees. Finally, the Executive Director manages all human resource issues.Program Development and Management* Provides and maintains vision for development of NHI programs that exemplify integrative and innovative approaches to natural history which include science, arts, and humanities.* Provides oversight for all educational programs-including field experiences, online and in-person programs, and gallery exhibitions-- to ensure the highest quality innovative programs are offered.* Introduces and adapts program ideas, approaches, and methods to improve efficiency and effectiveness of NHI Programs.Public Relations and Community Outreach* Establishes and maintains the local, regional, and national profile of the NHI through public, professional, and personal contacts that project the NHI's mission and commitment to excellence.* Develops positive media relations and outreach to educate the public about the NHI, its mission and activities.Strategic Planning and Partnerships* Develops and articulates the mission and long-range vision of the NHI as approved by the Board. This is accomplished through a formal process of reviewing and refreshing a five-year strategic plan every three years. This plan will include objectives, budget(s), fundraising plans, and operational goals.* Develops and strengthens new and existing relationships with partner organizations and individuals and assures proper contractual arrangements are met.Administration, Budget, and Personnel Management* Ensures the NHI operates as a 501(c)(3) and ACC-certified corporation in accordance with all IRS and State laws and regulations and meets all required state and federal reporting requirements.* Oversees annual budget and preparation of reports for communication with the Board of Trustees.* Responsible for exemplary business practices to manage personnel recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation. The Executive Director maintains a system by which employees will have annual performance evaluations to assure they have met job performance requirements and annual objectives. The Executive Director will have an annual review by a designated member of the Board of Trustees after filing a personal assessment of performance to the Board.Board of Trustees* Assists the Board of Trustees in developing and cultivating active and qualified Board members to govern the NHI's strategic short- and long-term objectives, to develop new organizational capacities, and maintain adequate fundraising.* Communicates with the Board Chairperson, other members, and committees to ensure effective meetings and actions. Establishes a good working relationship with all board members. Development and Fundraising* Works with the Board and Development Director to assure that future budgetary and fundraising systems are put in place to sustain the NHI's short- and long-term financial security.* Oversees final submission of all grants.* Maintains regular communication and continued cultivation with major donors, funding organizations, grant makers, and corporate sponsors.Qualifications* Passion for natural history and the mission of the Natural History Institute* Passion and demonstrated capacity for effective leadership* Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Degree in natural sciences, arts, or humanities; advanced degree preferred* Excellent time management and organizational skills* Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment* Organizational and strategic planning skillsCompensationThis is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range: $70,000 - $85,000, plus benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and 401k plan. About the Natural History Institute and Prescott, ArizonaThe Natural History Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in its fourth year of independent operation. Our mission: The Natural History Institute provides leadership and resources for a revitalized practice of natural history that integrates art, science, and humanities to promote the health and well-being of humans and the rest of the natural world. Our programs include: an interdisciplinary lecture series; an art gallery and associated programming; field programs, ranging from half-day to two-week international expeditions; an active scientific research and collections program; convening of national dialogues on essential, timely topics (e.g., the relationship between nature and health); Notes From the Field video series, and much more.The Natural History Institute is based in Prescott, Arizona, which sits among pine-clad mountains a mile above sea level, in the mountainous Mogollon Highlands of Central Arizona. The area is known for its high quality of life, clean air, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, and outstanding climate, with four distinct seasons, and more than 300 days of sunlight each year. Prescott is surrounded by national forest, including hundreds of miles of trails and seven federally designated wilderness areas. This area is nationally known as a destination for mountain biking, trail running, and rock climbing, and offers extraordinary natural history opportunities due to the high biodiversity of the Mogollon Highlands ecoregion, as well as easy access to the Grand Canyon and the Sonoran Desert, and is within a day's drive of the Gulf of California and Pacific Ocean. Additionally, Prescott is home to three colleges. The Prescott community is keenly interested in natural history education and research, and has embraced the Natural History Institute unequivocally.o ApplyCandidates should submit resume and cover letter outlining reasons for interest in this position, to:--info@naturalhistoryinstitute.org, with "Development Director application" as the subject line.

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