Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance
November 18, 2019
Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance (CLWMA)
Posted November 18, 2019
The Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance (CLWMA) is seeking to hire a full-time Executive Director to guide this not-for-profit corporation. The CLWMA works in collaboration with its member lake and watershed-related organizations and municipalities, and in conjunction with other stakeholders. The Alliance promotes and facilitates implementation of recommendations from the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan, the Chautauqua Lake Macrophyte Management Strategy, and the Chautauqua County Memorandum of Agreement for Chautauqua Lake weed management consensus strategy by prioritizing projects, securing funding and allocating resources.
The Executive Director will be a full-time employee who will supervise two full time staff and work with the board and other stakeholders to seek local/federal/state funding for member projects and member activities, provide expertise and resources for members, promote stewardship through education and community awareness, and collaborate and coordinate with members and stakeholders to properly manage Chautauqua Lake and its Watershed. Visit our web site for expanded job description at www.chautauquaalliance.org
Responsibilities of the Executive Director
- Take a convening roll with the CLWMA membership through team building and collaboration among participating organizations.
- Grant Writing and Administration.
- Identify, prioritize and implement projects recommended in the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan and Chautauqua Lake Macrophyte Management Strategy.
- Work with Board of Directors, Chautauqua County Planning and Economic Development Staff and other stakeholders to lead, develop, nurture and oversee CLWMA operations to meet our mission.
- Direct the operations of CLWMA, including facilitating board and committee meetings, preparing budgets, undertaking strategic planning sessions, and overseeing fundraising efforts from state, federal, County, municipal, foundation and private sources.
- Lead and supervise staff.
- Develop, manage and track the CLWMA annual work plan and budget.
- Educate the public regarding the mission, objectives, and activities of the CLWMA through presentations, educational sessions and other venues.
- Provide direct services to Members, including the adoption and implementation of regulations, site visits to property owners, development plan review, and writing/implementing/administering grants for special projects.
- Develop an annual work plan, in close collaboration with its partners.
Skills and Qualifications of the Executive Director
- Executive management and leadership experience required
- 4-year college degree in environmental science/planning, or related field required.
- Experience working in watershed management, environmental policy/planning or related fields preferred.
- Strong grant writing and other fund-raising experience and skills required.
- Supervisory and team leadership experience required.
- Experience with non‐profit financial management.
- Self‐motivated, energetic, and demonstrated strong organizational and leadership skills.
- Excellent problem solving, presentation, and writing skills.
- Outstanding interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with a keen ability to build trust and rapport with a broad range of people.
- Maturity of judgment, high degree of integrity, discretion, self‐motivation, and taking initiative.
- Ability to manage multiple projects for both CLWMA programs and Member priorities.
- Experience in project, personnel and program management.
- Understanding watershed management, and storm water management regulations at local, State, and Federal levels.
- Ability and willingness to conduct fieldwork and to attend multiple Member, County, Municipal and other stakeholder meetings.
- Experience using ESRI based GIS software, preferred.
Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance, Inc.
- Provides leadership to members, stakeholders, and the community at large to protect, maintain, and improve the lake and its watershed.
- Supports 26 member agencies in a 180 square mile watershed.
- Procuring and managing federal, state, county and local funding for water-related projects on behalf of member organizations.
- Has secured $5.4 million for its members since its founding in late 2014 through 2018, and has established itself as a respected and effective fund raiser.
- Provides assistance to its members in developing projects, identifying grant opportunities, writing and submitting grant applications.
- Provides members grant contracting, grant administration, and project management services.
- Provides members funding for grant local match requirements.
- Aspires to be a data-driven decision maker.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience.
- SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.
- Two (2) weeks paid vacation per year to start.
- Medical coverage.
- Equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply: E‐mail letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Vince Horrigan, CLWMA search committee
- Applications will only be accepted electronically in a PDF format.
- Deadline for application submission is Friday December 20, 2019