The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC). The mission of MACC is to protect Massachusetts natural resources by supporting Conservation Commissions through education and advocacy. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Hours are flexible and compensation is commensurate with experience.
In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:
- Assure that the MACC has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
- Ensure that official records and documents are maintained in compliance with federal,
state and local regulations.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:
- Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
- Ensure that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
- Periodically review job descriptions to ensure that they accurately reflect the duties and responsibilities of various staff members and that redundancy is minimized.
- Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
- Encourage the professional development of staff and volunteers. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a dedicated staff.
In finance and development, the Executive Director will:
- Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
- Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work through grants, corporate sponsorship, and fundraising appeals.
- Jointly, with appropriate officers, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and execute legal documents.
In education and advocacy, the Executive Director will:
- Work with the Vice President for Advocacy, Advocacy Committee, its subcommittees and the Board to maintain visibility of the organization and identify key issues for action.
- Serve as MACC’s registered lobbyist and meet registration/reporting requirements.
- Foster and maintain relationships with key agency heads, environmental legislators, and other organizations.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be digital. No mailed applications will be accepted.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.
The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports environmental sustainability and cultural diversity in our workplace.