Founded in 2016, Florida Bay Forever is an Islamorada based
non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving Florida Bay
through education and advocacy. The organization seeks a dynamic,
entrepreneurial individual to serve as the Executive Director based
out of the Florida Bay Eco-Center at the Green Turtle Hammock
Executive Director Position Description
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the mission
of Florida Bay Forever and the administration, programs and
strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include
fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and community outreach. The
position requires on-site work and reports directly to the
Board of Directors.
Governance: Works with board to fulfill the
Responsible for leading Florida Bay
Forever in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s
mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating
effectively with the Board and providing information necessary for
the Board to function and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and
Viability: Develops resources sufficient to
ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for fundraising and
developing other revenues necessary to support Florida Bay
Responsible for the fiscal integrity
of Florida Bay Forever, to include submission to the Board of a
proposed annual budget and bi-monthly financial statements.
Responsible for fiscal management
that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget,
ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the
organization in a positive financial position.
3) Organization Mission and
Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure
that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning
and community outreach.
Responsible for implementation of
Florida Bay Forever’s programs that carry out the organization’s
Responsible for executing the
strategic plan to ensure that Florida Bay Forever can successfully
fulfill its mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of
Florida Bay Forever’s image by being active and visible in the
community and by working closely with other professional, civic,
NGO and private organizations.
Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate
resources to ensure ongoing day-to-day operations. .
Responsible for the hiring and
retention of competent, qualified staff.
Responsible effective administration
of Florida Bay Forever’s operations.
Responsible for signing all notes,
agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on
behalf of the organization.
Actual Job Responsibilities
Report to and work closely with the
Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions,
fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the
Supervise and collaborate with
Implement strategic plan
Plan and execute the annual
Serve as Florida Bay Forever’s
primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media,
restoration stakeholders and the general public.
Establish and maintain relationships
with organizations and stakeholders and utilize those relationships
to strategically enhance Florida Bay Forever’s mission.
Engage in fundraising and
developing other revenue streams.
Oversee marketing and social media
Oversee organization Board and
Establish and uphold policies and
procedures for all functions and for day-to-day operation of the
Review and approve contracts for
Experience with program development
Experience serving and managing a
non-profit board of directors
Experience with fundraising and donor
Excellent communication skills and
public speaking experience
Excellent writing skills,
grant-writing experience a plus
Understanding of processes and
policies governing and guiding Everglades restoration
This is a full-time position. Salary is negotiable, dependent on
qualifications. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2022.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
by May 9, 2022 or until position is filled.
Learn more about Florida Bay Forever: www.floridabayforever.org