Executive Director

White River Conservation District

Meeker, Colorado

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $60,000 - $80,000
Deadline Jul 19, 2024
Required Experience 7+ years


The White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts (Districts) are political subdivisions of the State of Colorado, made up of locally elected officials whose special expertise is to provide leadership in the wise use of natural resources within the Districts’ boundaries. The Districts’ authorities, power, and structure are contained in the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 35, Article 70.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The Executive Director reports to the Districts’ Personnel Committee and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission through the following essential functions.

  • Administration and Program Development: The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Districts, working with staff to develop, maintain, and use systems and resources that facilitate the effective operation of the Districts to consistently implement the Long Range Plan (Strategic Plan).
  • Financial Management (Budget): Ensure grants and resources are managed wisely, and the Districts’ strategic plan and goals serve as the basis for sound financial management to protect the Districts’ assets.
  • Planning: Preparing for the future is one of the most critical leadership responsibilities of the Executive Director. Working with the Boards, the Executive Director must develop a shared vision for the future of the Districts, build understanding around the mission, and develop appropriate goals and strategies to advance that mission.
  • Fundraising: Securing funding through grant writing, partnerships, agreements, etc. is critical to the success of the Districts. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that enable the Districts to carry out their programs and operations. 
  • Board Relations: The Executive Director and the Boards form the leadership team of the Districts with each drawing upon their own unique strengths and abilities. The Executive Director and Boards have joint responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong working relationship and a system for sharing information that enables the Boards to effectively carry out its governance role. 
  • Communications/Public Relations: The Executive Director serves as a primary spokesperson and public face for the Districts by effectively promoting the Districts, advocating for the mission and work of the Districts, and building relationships with constituent and stakeholder groups critical to success. 
  • Other duties as needed in the leadership of the organization.

Visit the White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts' webist here for the job description and information on how to apply.

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Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship, Hydrology