Fire Adapted Methow Director

Fire Adapted Methow

Winthrop, Washington

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details DOE

Position:  Director of Fire Adapted Methow

Term of Employment:  Through June 30, 2025, with the possibility of extension

Type of Employment:  Contracted

Location:  Methow Valley in Okanogan County, Washington

About Fire Adapted Methow:  Fire Adapted Methow is a Winthrop, WA based organization that harnesses resources and energizes people to build fire-resilient communities and landscapes. To learn more, visit:  fireadaptedmethow.org

The Role: As the Director, you will be a community leader in building fire-resilient communities in the Methow Valley. In your role, you will initiate and coordinate projects in the spirit of collaboration among local non-profits, neighborhood fire resiliency groups, and government agencies. Key responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the Methow Valley’s neighborhood ambassador through the Community Wildfire Neighborhood program and meet grant deliverables for that program
  • Develop and implement a communications plan across channels (web, email, social media, etc.)
  • Help develop and execute a fundraising strategy
  • Craft compelling grant proposals and manage grant funding
  • Oversee website improvements and maintenance
  • Skillfully manage projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Collect information and develop educational materials
  • Conduct wildfire risk assessments
  • Expand programs as the organization develops
  • Manage organizational and grant budgets


  • Great at connecting with people and working with diverse stakeholders
  • Self-motivated
  • Experience working with a Board/Steering Committee
  • Minimum of 3-5 years related professional experience
  • Experience in project coordination or program management (setting priorities, deadlines, goals, tasks, following up)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Successful record of collaboration with others on complex projects
  • Strong interest in reducing wildfire risk and a commitment to achieving Fire Adapted Methow’s mission
  • Fundraising & grant writing and grant management experience

Nice to have:

  • Relationships across the Methow Valley or long-time resident of a similar type of rural community
  • Knowledge of the current state of fire-adaptation efforts and community resiliency practices in the Methow Valley
  • Background in working with nonprofits and community-based organizations

Employer:  Fire Adapted Methow is fiscally sponsored by the Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council (WRC&D), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that administers funds, grants, and contracts on behalf of Fire Adapted Methow.  This position will be a contractor with the WRC&D to support the work of Fire Adapted Methow and be accountable to the WRC&D to meet grant and funding requirements.  The Fire Adapted Methow Steering Committee will set the vision and goals for the work of the program, provide guidance, recommendations, and leadership to help drive successful outcomes.

The WRC&D is an equal opportunity organization.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to hilary@washingtonrcd.org and contact.famv@gmail.com. Application review will begin on May 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Category Admin & Leadership , Forestry
Tags Outreach