Applications being accepted through April 5, 2018 for A3 Executive Director position. Position announcement below employment listing


The American Avalanche Association (A3) has an excellent opportunity to make a national impact among avalanche professionals and backcountry users.

We are actively seeking candidates who are experienced in running non-profits and who have exceptional leadership, fundraising, and project management skills to serve as Executive Director of A3. Top candidates will be leaders with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills who are able to foster a spirit of collaboration and teamwork amongst a wide range of outdoor professionals.

The A3 Executive Director is responsible for daily operations, fundraising, programs oversight, and community relations to a membership of 1,500 current and aspiring avalanche professionals. The organization has grown steadily over the years, continually improving member services, publications, and oversight of avalanche education standards. Our publications include The Avalanche Review, The Snowy Torrents, SWAG, and


  • Oversee daily operations of a 501(c)3 non-profit, including supervising and managing staff, to effectively execute programs and initiatives that advance the A3 mission.
  • Pursue a multi-pronged development strategy—including individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and grants—with annual and multi-year benchmarks and goals.
  • Envision and coordinate fundraising events.
  • Oversee and contribute to current organizational programs, projects, and initiatives, including: publications, professional and recreational education guidelines, course provider listings, Certified Instructor Program, and research grants.
  • Act as connector and hub amongst avalanche professionals and avalanche-related organizations to facilitate collaboration, partnership, and sharing of ideas/information across the avalanche industry in the U.S.
  • Work with the A3 Board of Trustees (and external consultants, as needed) to develop, coordinate, and implement strategies that fulfill both the A3 mission of supporting excellence in avalanche safety, education and research and foster building a better and stronger community of avalanche professionals.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of prior professional management experience.
  • Prior experience with fundraising, including donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Energetic and self-directed with excellent leadership, time management, and organizational skills, including an attention to detail, and the ability to multitask effectively.
  • Experience and drive to work remotely.
  • Exceptional communications skills, both oral and written, including the ability to effectively listen and work with a diverse range of perspectives and opinions.
  • Strong, strategically-focused analytical skills, good common sense, and the ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Proficient computer skills, including word processing, email, spreadsheets, database operations, financial management, basic website updates, and internet/social media tools.
  • Strong personal connection to and passion for the mission of A3.
  • Integrity, positive attitude, solution-oriented, sense of humor, mission driven, dedication.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Experience with budget preparation and oversight and financial record keeping.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Familiarity with the non-profit sector, and specifically experience working with a Board of Trustees.
  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings for special programs and meetings.
  • Ability to simultaneously be detail-oriented and facilitate big-picture objectives.

Additional Details

This will be a full-time, year-round position and the successful candidate will work remotely from their location. Starting salary range $48,000 to $55,000 annually, DOE. Benefits negotiable (health insurance stipend, retirement, paid time off, holidays). The Executive Director reports to the A3 Board of Trustees.

How to Apply: Resumes with a cover letter and references will be accepted through April 05, 2018.

Submit applications to: employment

At the American Avalanche Association, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust.


P.O. Box 248 * Victor, Idaho 83455 * Phone: (307) 699- 2049

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BikeDenver Looking for an Executive Director


Denver Bike Sharing
Denver Bike Sharing
Job Opening: BikeDenver Executive Director
BikeDenver, the city’s bike advocacy group, is searching for a passionate and qualified individual to lead them into their next level of success. Among their many accomplishments, BikeDenver lead the recent charge to get a protected bike lane on 15th avenue. The vitality, activism, and enthusiasm of the organization is critical to Denver’s growth as a bike friendly city. Please click the BikeDenver logo link below to be taken to the position’s description:
news-blue-bracket-l.gif What Can You Do?If you are passionate about Denver and the people who bike here, please read over the qualifications and either apply or spread the word about this important position.

The Job Posting Expires April 26th

Denver Bike Sharing

Job Announcement: Director of Land Protection, Pee Dee Land Trust

Job Announcement: Director of Land Protection, Pee Dee Land Trust

Employer: Pee Dee Land Trust (PDLT) is a fast-growing nonprofit land conservation organization accredited by the national Land Trust Alliance. PDLT operates in a nine-county region of northeastern South Carolina; each county is represented on the Board of Directors.

The mission of PDLT is to protect, and to promote an appreciation of, the natural, agricultural, and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region in SC. The organization has traditionally used educational activities and voluntary conservation easements as its primary tools to pursue its mission. PDLT has worked with landowners on 39 easement projects and has protected more than 15,000 acres in the past 7 years. Read more about the organization at

Overview: The Director of Land Protection works with landowners, conservation partners (e.g. local, state and federal governments and other nonprofits) and volunteers to protect significant land and water resources in the nine-county Pee Dee region of northeastern South Carolina. This position reports directly to the Executive Director, and works closely with the PDLT Land Protection Committee and the Land Stewardship Committee.

The Director of Land Protection is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of conservation easements, property donations and property transactions. This involves developing strategies for landowner contacts, negotiating easements and land acquisition projects, and long-term monitoring of easements.

Time Commitment: This is a full time (40+ hr/wk) position with occasional evening and weekend work required.

Location: Pee Dee Region, office located in downtown Florence, SC. Travel required, within a 120-mile radius.


Land Transactions (Conservation Easement, Land Donation and Acquisition)

• Coordinate all aspects of the donation and purchase of easements and land for approved projects, including development of conservation easements and review by appropriate parties.

• Work with Land Protection Committee (LPC) to prioritize land projects and provide background reports to Executive Director and Board.

• Work with Land Protection Committee to customize easement language to PDLT policies, landowner needs, and IRS requirements.

• Review and prepare reports, documents and forms related to easement and land transactions according to PDLT policies and Land Trust Alliance standards and practices.

• Project Management

• Develop and manage projects and budgets based on organization, board and committee goals.

• Work with staff to assist in the preparation and writing of grants associated with land projects.

• Maintain complete and current transaction files and reports on all PDLT conservation easements and land acquisitions.

• Deliver land protection outcomes, results and reports required by Executive Director, funders and government agencies.

• Provide support to Executive Director and LPC, including: preparing project reports on all property under consideration, set meeting agendas, take minutes, distribute meeting materials, and follow up on assigned tasks.

• Continually document and improve PDLT policies and procedures and apply Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.

Outreach, Planning and Project Evaluation

• Develop and continually improve land selection criteria and landowner contact process and materials.

• Develop landowner contact training materials and recruit and train volunteers to assist with landowner contacts.

• Develop strategies for landowner contacts, respond to landowners who have expressed an interest in conservation easements and property donations, establish close working relationships leading to high levels of trust with landowners and partners.

• Assess land according to PDLT criteria, present options to the landowner and Executive Director, and develop proposals for review by Executive Director, committees, and board of directors.

• Discuss and meet with individuals, companies, local governments and others looking to PDLT for assistance with land protection.

• Develop and manage land protection and project area plans to meet PDLT strategic goals.

• Build a strong land protection program for a small organization, including policy-writing, strategic thinking, and assistance in fundraising to meet the region’s needs;

• Educate the public about land conservation purposes and opportunities.

• Work with other staff to enact and uphold record keeping policies and procedures required to meet Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.

Conservation Easement Management and Coordination

• Maintain relationships with landowners of easement-protected land through periodic monitoring, ongoing coordination about permitted uses and approvals, and communication about potential violations.

• Continually improve easement monitoring procedures, volunteer training and tools.

• Recruit, train and work with volunteers as needed.

• Maintain land protection files according to PDLT’s record keeping policies and procedures.

This position may include use of GIS software and GPS devices, days in the field during all seasons, time spent at a computer or filing cabinet. Other tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications:

• Education: bachelor’s degree or greater. Preferred: Master’s or other graduate degree in relevant field.

• Experience: 3+ years of experience in similar or closely related field such as planning, law, real estate transaction, sales related to agriculture/forestry. Preferred: Experience working with land trusts; Experience managing staff for sustainable productivity and mutual job satisfaction.

• Technological Skills: Proficiency in internet research, all standard office productivity software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook/email software). Strong familiarity with mapping software/hardware (e.g. GPS units & GIS software, ArcGIS) and willingness to expand capabilities.

• Subject matter skills: Understand concepts related to ecology and ecosystems, ecosystem restoration and ability to describe conservation value of property; familiarity with farming or forestry in the southeast. Experience with and knowledge of land protection concepts and legal, financial and real estate issues involved in land protection.

• Interpersonal Skills: Ability to relate to, negotiate with and build trust with landowners and partners. Ability to meet deadlines and work within budget constraints. Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to effectively manage multiple projects with often-changing circumstances and deadlines. Ability to concentrate in busy office setting. Willingness to work alone or as a collaborator as circumstances dictate. Ability to communicate through small group or large audience settings.

Other: Personal vehicle, driver’s license & insurance. Physical strength to meet job description requirements. This office is on 2nd floor of a walk-up-only building.

Salary/Benefits: Salary range $40k-$50k, depending on qualifications. Benefits include paid holidays; generous paid time off; travel reimbursement; stipend for health care; stipend for cell phone.

Application Instructions & Process: Send substantive letter of interest (1-2 pages), resumé or c.v., and 3 references to David Harper, Executive Director, Pee Dee Land Trust, PO Box 2134, Florence, SC 29503 or dharper. Direct questions to 843.667.3229 x302.

Applications will be received until February 7th, 2013; in-person interviews required for finalists in late-February. Start date March 2013. Applicants with complete application packages will be notified by email of decision.

David Harper

Executive Director * Pee Dee Land Trust

2nd floor, 154 W. Evans Street * PO Box 2134 * Florence, SC 29503

843.667.3229 x302 *

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