Executive Director


The Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, and administration of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (GSMIT). Primary responsibilities include working with the board of directors, Institute staff, and National Park Service partners to create a shared vision for the future and to provide the leadership for implementing and accomplishing strategic goals. Necessary skills and experience include strategic planning, financial management, fund raising, public relations, board and staff development, facilities management and evaluation. This is a full time position hired by and directly accountable to the board of directors. As leader of the organization she/he will model and embody the mission of connecting people and nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Environmental Education or closely related field, supplemented by a minimum of six years previous experience and/or training that includes environmental education program management, residential facility administration, personnel management, developing and implementing a budget in excess of $1 million and or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position. Experience with development/fundraising and marketing and working with non-profit organizations is critical. Ability to inspire staff through teaching, sharing and learning natural and cultural history is important. Specific knowledge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Southern Appalachians is desired.
Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Full-time salaried with full benefits.

must send resume and cover letter to Charlene@gsmit.org

Townsend, Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountains Institute