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E-M:/ Great Lakes United Executive Director position open

Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 09:47:35 -0500
To: jennifer Nalbone <jen@glu.org>
From: Jennifer Nalbone <jen@glu.org>
Subject: Executive Director job openning at Great Lakes United
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Job Announcement
Executive Director

Great Lakes United has begun a search for an Executive Director to serve as the leader of the organizationís operations and programs.  This position is the chief salaried employee of the corporation and has the authority and responsibilities as outlined below.  This position reports to the Board of Directors under the direct supervision of the President.

Position Requirements

Great Lakes United consists of a coalition of community-based and regional organizations and individuals from Canada, the First Nations and Tribes, and the United States whose mission is to work together to maintain and develop a healthy ecosystem in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin.  The Executive Director of this organization is charged with leading the coalition efforts of promoting and coordinating citizen action, building strong grassroots leadership, carrying out environmental education programs and developing and advocating for effective policy initiatives.


Overall management of the organization
Implementation of the strategic plan
Supervision of staff at the Buffalo, New York, Montreal, Quebec and Hamilton, Ontario offices
Review and analysis of monthly financial statements
Provide support to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Represent Great Lakes United on other boards


Oversee the implementation of the development plan including, but not limited to, cultivating major donor relationships and working in partnership with the board and staff in an effort to diversify funding sources. 
       Develop and oversee writing and implementation of new and present core grants for general funding
       Develop, administer, monitor, and participate in major fundraising events.
       Take responsibility for and assist with the promotion of increased organizational and individual membership
       Participate actively and assist staff with grant development and maintain productive long term relationships with funders

Great Lakes Policy:

Speak on behalf of Great Lakes United and intervene on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin policies/agreements and developments to all levels of governments
Attend meetings, generate and collaborate on letters and media concerning Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin wide issues
       Participate in major forums and events
       Speak and/or develop written materials on Great Lakes issues for various interest groups who want a basin wide perspective

Coalition Building and Management:

Assist with the promotion of increased organizational and individual membersí active participation in Great Lakes United and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River issues and actions
Connect Great Lakes Unitedís mission with the public, non-governmental organizations, and all levels of government

Required Qualifications

       Bachelorís Degree in Environmental Sciences/Studies or in a related field
Previous experience as an Executive Director of a not-for-profit organization
       Excellent management and supervisory skills
       Experience in all aspects of fundraising
       Grant proposal development
       Excellent financial management skills
       Ability to effectively establish priorities and meet deadlines
       Experience in coordinating and working with and building coalitions
       Strong public speaking skills
       Previous experience working with and supporting a Board of Directors and maintaining a close relationship with the Executive Committee
       Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills desired
       Ability to speak and write in French a plus
Willingness to travel extensively throughout the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin a must

How To Apply For This Position

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirement, resume and references no later than January 31, 2004 to the attention of Bonnie Danni at Great Lakes United, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Cassety Hall, Buffalo, New York 14222 or via e-mail to bonnie@glu.org.   Microsoft Word documents are appreciated if submitted electronically.
Great Lakes United is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For more information about Great Lakes United, please visit our website, www.glu.org.

Jennifer Nalbone
Habitat and Biodiversity Coordinator
Great Lakes United
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Cassety Hall- Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY 14222

ph: (716) 886-0142  fax:-0303