Center For Great Lakes Environmental
Buffalo, New York
Salary Range: up to $30,000/year (depending on qualifications), benefits package available.
This position is full time and involves networking and fundraising
which may require occasional evening or weekend
The Center for Great Lakes Environmental Education (CGLEE) provides
awareness of and access to information about Great
Lakes Environmental subjects by promoting learning links for teachers, students and other stakeholders in the International
Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence basin ecosystem.
The Erie County Environmental Education Institute (ECEEI) facilitates
local volunteer environmental activities in coordination
with government and private groups. The ECEEI is the parent organization of the CGLEE. The ECEEI is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit corporation. ECEEI was selected by the International Joint Commission as host for a clearinghouse for
environmental education materials and resources relating to the Great Lakes -St. Lawrence ecosystem. The Center is housed
within Buffalo State College SUNY, Great Lakes Center Field Station on Lake Erie near LaSalle Park. The Center receives
administrative and staff support from the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.
The Executive Director will be building from the ground up a binational,
fully networked organization. The organization is
supported by institutions, businesses and grass root supported organizations. The Executive Director of CGLEE will have a high
degree of independence. S/he will report to the Board of Directors of the ECEEI, and hire and supervise from one to four
employees (depending on funding). A key part of the Executive Directors job initially will be raising funds to establish and
support CGLEE’s programs (developed in concert with CGLEE’s environmental education specialist), and to sustain his/her
own position. The job requires the right combination of entrepreneurship, institutional/political savvy, managerial precision,
communications flair, and a belief in the power of education to bring about environmental sustainability.
The Executive Director is responsible for managing the daily operations
of the organization. Included among the responsibilities
are compliance with all State and Federal regulations ,grant writing and reporting; fund raising; community education and
outreach; media relations; program development; budget management; project tracking; contract oversight; volunteer
coordination and staff supervision.
To apply, please submit your resume with cover letter to:
Center for Great Lakes Environmental Education
C/O Robert E. Knoer
P.O. Box 56
Buffalo, New York 14205-0056
The position is available immediately.
It will be filled upon determination of an appropriate candidate.