MPA Job list**Executive Director - Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
angela.stefaniak at cppa.utah.edu
Wed Feb 6 15:15:09 MST 2008
Executive Director - Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
Application Period: Open until filled
The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation seeks an Executive Director to lead
its day-to-day operations. The Executive Director leads a dynamic
organization that is the focal point of a partnership between Alta,
Brighton, Solitude and Snowbird resorts as well as the Wasatch-Cache
National Forest, the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
Watershed and Stoel Rives. The Foundation's Mission is "Continuously
working to improve the environment of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons
through public education and stewardship." We are an independent,
non-political, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. More information and
background on the organization can be found on its website,
. BS in Natural Resources, Geography, Environmental Studies or related
. At least 3 years in nonprofit administration.
. Demonstrated success leading a diverse team of staff, volunteers and
. Proven ability to raise funds through partnerships, grants and private
. Knowledge of US Forest Service programs, priorities and partnership
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
. Excellent people skills.
. Demonstrated skill in written communication.
. Excellent verbal communication skills, in particular the ability to
represent the Foundation in contacts with the media and general public.
. Ability to effectively run efficient meetings.
. Proficient leading groups on interpretive tours, audiences include
both students and adults.
. Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.
. Ability to ski or snowboard and snowshoe strongly preferred.
. Working knowledge of the natural history of the Wasatch Mountains.
. Familiarity with standard Environmental Education & Interpretation
. Understanding of USFS Trail and Noxious weed programs.
. Familiarity with nonprofit accounting and budgeting according to
. Understanding of nonprofit IRS regulations.
. Management competency: hiring employees, establishing expectations and
. Ability to secure, track & manage large grants.
. Ability to recruit, train and motivate a large number of volunteers.
. Familiarity with practical application of relevant liability
management & safety practices.
40-Hour week, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends and nights required.
. Must be able to work effectively both in the office and out of doors.
. Outdoor conditions include summer heat, winter cold and deep snow,
often at high altitudes.
. Physical exertion at high altitudes is a routine part of the job, for
example when leading volunteer trainings, tours on
snowshoes in deep snow or resort skiing on skis or snowboards.
. Occasional heavy lifting required.
. This is an extremely independent position.
. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a demonstrated
ability to set and achieve goals without supervision
as well as solve problems independently.
Salary and Benefits
Medical reimbursement may be available
Email resume and two references to Jayme at snowbird.com
Please direct inquiries to: (801) 947-8243
Electronic applications only, please
Angie Stefaniak, MPA
Master of Public Policy Program <http://www.mpp.utah.edu>
Demography Certificate Program <http://www.demography.utah.edu>
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