Executive Director

Flint River Watershed Coalition

Flint, Michigan

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $55,000 - $65,000
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Position: Executive Director

Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 based on experience, rapid growth potential with successful candidate


  • 100% employer-paid health and vision insurance
  • 20 days PTO
  • Flexible work schedule, hybrid option

Hours: Full-time, exempt

Location: Flint, Michigan - in-person availability required

The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is on a mission to protect, promote, and improve the Flint River and its watershed and seeks an Executive Director to help lead the charge. FRWC is excited to continue our respected role in serving as the voice of the Flint River, and to grow and shape the organization into the future. We’re seeking a highly skilled executive director to help us fulfill this important undertaking. The Executive Director will oversee the strategic and operational efficiencies of our programs and staff and report to the Board of Directors. This leader will not only understand the importance of the objectives of the mission but will also have experience in developing and implementing a successful fundraising plan. Experience in hiring and managing staff and comfort in establishing and nurturing relationships with local community groups is a plus. Above all, the executive director should be highly effective in a leadership role that requires clear communication skills and decisiveness.

Objectives of this role

  • Work closely with board of directors and committees to assess and address issues affecting the organization
  • Oversee daily operations of the organization, providing executive direction for program strategies and efficiencies, compliance, and quality assurance
  • Actively seek out funding opportunities to support the work of the organization to effectively manage cash flow
  • Identify and address staffing requirements for efficient operations, and maintain a strong work culture that attracts and retains people while driving the organization’s mission
  • Increase awareness of the organization by being the main spokesperson and liaison with local media


  • Create plans for achieving goals and objectives set in collaboration with board of directors
  • Meet aggressive annual fundraising goals, in partnership with board of directors, by securing financial support from foundations, corporations, individual donors, and government funding sources
  • Work with staff and board on annual fundraising benefit and additional events, and oversee all external communications, including website, marketing collateral, newsletters, and social media
  • Serve as the face of the organization and participate in external events to increase visibility, credibility, and market brand, and develop strategic partnerships to further increase community awareness and expand programs
  • Build and lead an effective team that’s dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through highly successful programs, community engagement, and fundraising
  • Manage staff members and clients whose experiences, cultures, and languages reflect the community served by the organization

Required skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) 
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Experience or education that relates to the effective management of FRWC, preferably with nonprofit organizations including knowledge of leadership and management principles for nonprofit organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to business planning
  • Dynamic and charismatic team player who enjoys being the public face of an organization

Applicants invited to interview will be asked to submit to a background check. Please reach out if you have any concerns.

FRWC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, genetic information, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, or disability.



Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - interested parties are encouraged to apply early. Please email the following items to bagleyda@msu.edu 

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest describing your previous work experience
  • Three references - including a supervisor and a supervisee

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, Hydrology
Tags Outreach