HEAL Executive Director Job Description
One of Utah’s most influential environmental groups is looking for a talented executive director to work with staff and board to guide the organization as it continues to deepen and expand its influence in the State.
HEAL is seeking a strong leader to direct our staff of seven, represent our interests in front of the public, press and officials and ensure that the organization maintains a strong fiscal base.
HEAL has a track record of successful advocacy and a growing base of supporters and donors. The new ED must be committed to helping this capable organization go even further to fulfill our critical mission.
About HEAL Utah
- We are a grassroots policy and advocacy organization working to promote clean energy and to protect Utah from toxic, nuclear and dirty energy threats.
- HEAL Utah is focused not only on educating citizens about problems, but building their civic skills to foster a healthier, more engaged citizenry in Utah. We believe that we must not just clean up our physical environment, but empower citizens to shape the decisions that impact their health and environment.
- Our current campaigns include: encouraging a transition away from the dirty coal power that is warming our planet and harming our families, toward renewable energy and energy efficiency; pushing for bold policies to clean up the Wasatch Front’s polluted air; limiting the hazard of nuclear waste buried at EnergySolutions’ disposal site; and preventing the construction of a nuclear power plant in scenic southern Utah.
The work of the Executive Director will include the following:
- Ensure annual and long term financial viability by setting and achieving fundraising goals, along with the Development Director and Board Fundraising Committee:
- Plan thoughtful and varied approaches for meeting with major donors and major donor prospects
- Lead the creation and delivery of fundraising pitches at HEAL’s major fundraising and other events
- Review grant applications and grant agreements and ensure effective representation of HEAL in every interaction with granting sources
- Oversee annual direct mail and periodic email fundraising efforts
- Help plan and participate in other fundraising efforts, including Changemakers events and house parties
Programmatic Responsibilities (33%)
Lead the development, planning and prioritization of strategic programs to advance HEAL’s vision:
- Plan for and lead full staff meetings, and one-on-one staff meetings, finding optimal frequency for each
- Balance workloads and prioritize campaigns based upon relevant deadlines, opportunities, and resources
- Plan for and lead planning sessions, including quarterly reviews and an annual staff retreat
- Oversee campaign planning, making sure that plans are implemented and revised as necessary
- Represent HEAL in high-level meetings with political leaders, agency heads, and coalition partners
- As needed, represent HEAL Utah as its spokesperson before legislative committees, regulatory boards, and the media
- Help shape HEAL’s “voice” and communications to supporters, press and public, via writing and editing key emails, press releases, op-eds and speeches.
Organizational Responsibilities (16.5%)
Foster an environment of open collaborative excellence in which people can thrive:
- Take the lead on human resource and other personnel decisions, including conducting annual staff performance evaluations and employee orientation and training
- Identify and assemble resources needed (i.e. lobbying, legal, and expert assistance) to mount effective campaigns
- Help recruit new Board members
- Work with individual Board members to ensure they can be effective advocates for the organization and attract resources
- Work with the Board Co-Presidents to set monthly Board meeting agendas
- Work with the Board Co-presidents and members to develop and maintain an effective committee structure, and serve on the Fundraising and Finance Committees
- Participate in the 360 performance evaluation of the Executive Director’s performance, conducted by the Board annually
Administrative and Financial Responsibilities (16.5%)
- Exercise fiduciary responsibility on all contracts and accounts
- Annually evaluate and adjust administrative and financial operations to ensure efficiency and quality
- Sign checks, seeking co-signature from the Board Treasurer when necessary
- Produce the organization’s annual budget, working in concert with the Board Finance Committee
- Produce monthly “forecast” documents for Board meetings, showing organization’s current financial status.
- Oversee the development and adaptation of campaign-specific budgets as necessary to support grant applications and other fundraising efforts
- Develop and execute investment policies in concert with the Board Treasurer and the Finance Committee of the Board
- In conjunction with contract bookkeeper:
- Manage checking, savings, and investment funds, ensuring that appropriate investment policies are followed
- Oversee appropriate execution of twice-monthly payroll
- Oversee processing of necessary state and Federal reports, registrations, and permit applications
- Applicants must be passionate about HEAL Utah’s issues and in advocating for policies to protect public health and the environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to quickly learn and synthesize complex information; a knack for supervising and guiding staff; a talent for strategic planning and vision; and the ability to motivate donors is desired. College degree required; At least 5 years nonprofit, policy, grassroots, environmental, fundraising or campaign experience desired.
- The Executive Director position will pay between $52,500 and $62,500 per year, depending upon experience. HEAL offers an excellent benefit package: including four weeks of paid time off (a mix of holidays, sick/personal leave and vacation), fully paid health and dental insurance for an individual; and an up-to-3-percent match of simple IRA retirement contributions.
Please send resume, cover letter, at least one document showing a work accomplishment and three references by August 31, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to email@example.com or (801) 355-5055.