Executive Director

Executive Director


Nature Consortium (NC) seeks a full-time Executive Director (ED) to ideally start in Fall 2014. The ED is responsible for NC’s day-to-day fundraising; leading a staff of 6; implementing the annual operations plan and budget; reporting regularly to the board; and championing NC’s vision to diverse stakeholders including donors, volunteers, area businesses, and Seattle and King County community leaders. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the arts, an environmental background, and will champion NC in the community while implementing a visionary plan for future growth through our mission-oriented programs. NC offers competitive compensation and health coverage and the opportunity to work with dedicated and passionate people.

About Nature Consortium:
NC is an award-winning, vibrant grassroots, community-based non-profit, whose mission is to connect people, arts and nature. Founded in 1998, NC currently operates on an annual budget of approximately $500,000 accomplishing our mission through our Urban Forest Restoration Program (>23,000 and twice as many trees planted), Youth Art Program (>15,000 youth participants so far), and Arts in Nature Festival. Please visit[[http:naturec.org|naturec.org]] for more information.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven success in fundraising including face-to-face and telephone meetings with current and potential funders, maintaining on-going sponsor and contributor relations, coordinating annual funding appeals, reviewing grants and collaborating on proposal development
  • Demonstrated success in organizational strategic planning and capacity building, including budgeting and forecasting, planning and implementing smart organizational growth, providing visionary leadership, and motivating staff and stakeholders
  • Five years or more of experience in management, preferably in a non-profit setting, conducting and overseeing day-to-day business operations, and obtaining and maintaining appropriate business licenses, liability insurance and office space
  • Experience with bookkeeping and financial management, including overseeing staff handling accounts payable/accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, grant administration and reporting, and experience generating and analyzing income statements and balance sheets
  • Creative, caring, and professional management style, motivating staff to utilize talent while being a thoughtful mentor
  • Ability to provide a framework and analysis of social justice issues and impacts to the organization and affected community
  • Adept at identifying and recruiting potential board members, and ability to actively foster on-going relations and growth with current board members
  • Track record of building high-level cooperative partnerships
  • Passionate about connecting people, arts and nature
  • Familiarity and/or proficiency in the following programs: Salesforce, QuickBooks, SharePoint, Microsoft Office 365, Paychex online payroll systems
  • Articulate and confident writer and speaker

How to apply


Nature Consortium is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and your fit for the role to Karen Rea at karen@hrstrategiesintl.com. We will contact qualified applicants. Deadline for submission is September 26, 2014.

Seattle, Washington
Nature Consortium (NC)
Karen Rea

4408 Delridge Way SW, Suite 107, Seattle, WA, 98106, US