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Executive Director, Conservation Non-Profit

Florida Bay Forever
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Government Relations and Advocacy, Managing Volunteers, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Office Administration, Public Relations and Communications
Advocacy, Education, Environment, Museum
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Nature Preserve.  

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.


1)  Board Governance:  Works with board to fulfill the organization’s mission.

    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 Forever’s mission. 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 mission. 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.

4)   Organization 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 organization. Supervise and collaborate with organization staff. Implement strategic plan Plan and execute the annual budget. 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 engagements. Oversee organization Board and committee meetings. Establish and uphold policies and procedures for all functions and for day-to-day operation of the nonprofit. Review and approve contracts for services.

Desired Qualifications

    Experience with program development and management Experience serving and managing a non-profit board of directors Experience with fundraising and donor development. 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: by May 9, 2022 or until position is filled. 

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