MPA Job list**Executive Director - Cottonwood Canyons Foundation

Angie Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at
Wed Feb 6 15:15:09 MST 2008

Executive Director - Cottonwood Canyons Foundation

Application Period: Open until filled

Posted: 2/5/2008


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,

Minimum Requirements


. BS in Natural Resources, Geography, Environmental Studies or related 

Experience/Specific Requirements:

. At least 3 years in nonprofit administration.

. Demonstrated success leading a diverse team of staff, volunteers and 
organizational partners.

. Proven ability to raise funds through partnerships, grants and private 

. Knowledge of US Forest Service programs, priorities and partnership 

 Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

Interactive Competencies:

. 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 Competencies:

. 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.

 Administrative Competencies:

. Familiarity with nonprofit accounting and budgeting according to 
accepted principles.

. Understanding of nonprofit IRS regulations.

. Management competency: hiring employees, establishing expectations and 
monitoring performance.

. 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.

 Working Conditions

Working Hours:

40-Hour week, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends and nights required.

 Physical Conditions:

. 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.

Mental Conditions:

. 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

Salary D.O.E.

Medical reimbursement may be available

 To Apply:

Email resume and two references to Jayme at

Please direct inquiries to: (801) 947-8243

Electronic applications only, please


Angie Stefaniak, MPA
Program Manager
Master of Public Policy Program <>
Demography Certificate Program <>
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