Job: Executive Director – Salmonberry Trail Foundation

Job Title

Executive Director

Company / Organization

Salmonberry Trail Foundation

Job Description

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR position description
August 3, 2022

The mission of the Salmonberry Trail Foundation 501(c)3 is to build a world-class recreational trail that enriches the Oregon outdoor experience for all. When completed, the Salmonberry Trail will provide safe transportation, contribute to community health and wellness, encourage forest education and recreation, and facilitate cultural and historic preservation and interpretation.
The Executive Director in collaboration with the Board of Directors and strategic partners will:
• Build a financially viable and sustainable organization.
• Marshall the resources to fund and build an 87-mile non-motorized, multi-use trail along the old Port of Tillamook Railroad rail corridor from the valley to the coast.
• Support local economies through new economic opportunities along the corridor.
• Improve and increase access to public lands for a wide range of users and communities.
• Maintain and improve the sensitive river and coastal environments, while preserving the Trail’s right-of-way.
• Preserve, interpret and share the Salmonberry Trail’s cultural, natural, and historic significance.
The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the overall strategic direction, leadership, staffing, and administration. The position requires spirited leadership, a passion for the mission, and building deeply collaborative relationships. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports to the Board of Directors.

Strategic Priorities:
Maintain excellent board relations. Forge an effective partnership with board members on Mission, Strategy, Evaluation and Budget. Be proactive, consistent, professional, timely and accurate when communicating with all board members.
Build trail. Lead a team that will raise funds and enlist support for building sections of trail in Washington and Tillamook counties. Partner with county, regional and state project managers on the land use planning process, providing input for technical reports, and the sharing of information. Proactively communicate with agency and community partners.
Grow a community of supporters. Build support for the Trail. Work closely with the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency “STIA”, Tillamook and Washington County commissioners, Port of Tillamook managers, Department of Forestry, Parks and Recreation, ODOT, Metro, elected Senators and Representatives, and others. Spearhead volunteer events and grow the volunteer base. Show gratitude by thanking donors and volunteers. Celebrate and communicate successes. Represent the Foundation at public forums, foster good relations with communities and homeowners adjacent to trail. Guide web and marketing communication specialists to keep the story of Salmonberry Trail alive.
Secure funding from diversified sources to support organizational growth and build trail. Create and implement a fundraising strategy that includes individuals, businesses, foundations, and public sources to support organization growth and provide matching funds for infrastructure proposals. Create and manage a development team and fundraising operations. Accurately manage data in CRM system.
Develop organizational capacity to support growth. In-line with an approved budget, increase organizational capacity to deliver on current commitments and build toward future. Manage organizational operations including hiring, training, retention of competent, qualified staff. Step-up to and address performance situations as needed with a fair and professional performance review process. Evenly apply the policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook.

Professional qualifications:
• A history of transparent and high integrity leadership.
• Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
• Experience and skill working with a Board of Directors.
• High level strategic thinking and planning.
• Comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment.
• Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to various audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
• A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
• Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of private and public funding communities.
• Demonstrated success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations.
• Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task management.
• Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong work ethic.
• Bilingual a plus.

Compensation & Benefits
• Base salary $90k-$110k, DOE.
• Health and other benefits.
• Remote work & Flexible schedule.
• Work/Life balance encouraged.

How to Apply

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