Executive Director, Montana Trout Unlimited

Deadline: March 31, 2017 6:00 am

Send hard-copy resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Executive Director Application, P.O. Box 5539, Whitefish, Montana 59937

Administration, Communication, Financial Management and Planning – 40 percent

· Administration – Hire and supervise staff of five located in two offices, including training, job oversight, leading staff meetings, and preparing personnel reviews and work plans. Responsible for direct communication with state council members, chapter leaders and state council executive committee, including organizing conference calls and developing agendas for quarterly meetings. Prepare reports for quarterly state council meetings, and meetings of executive committee. Responsible for compliance with personnel policy, TU national policies, IRS rules, and is the primary signatory for bank accounts, leases and contracts.

· Communication – Be the primary public voice for Montana Trout Unlimited with the press, policy makers, agencies and general public. Maintain regular communication or work with as appropriate TU national staff, including leadership, conservation staff, volunteer operations, government affairs, financial management, development, communications and human resources. Visit periodically with grassroots at chapter programs, fundraisers and ad hoc meetings. Help craft quarterly newsletter, annual report, web-based materials, opinion pieces, press releases and other media.

· Financial Management – Prepare annual budget and quarterly budget reports. Responsible for ensuring annual IRS tax reporting and financial reporting to TU national is complete and timely. Responsible for budget tracking and reports to state council, as well as ensuring annual financial reviews are completed.

· Planning – Develop with leadership periodic conservation and organizational planning for Montana TU (currently 10-year planning cycle with 5-year reviews and revisions).

Development – 30 percent

· Supervise development staff and raise funds, including from individual donors, private foundations and public sources.
· Responsible for reporting to funders, and maintain regular communication with individual donors.

Conservation, Protection and Restoration – 30 percent

· Supervise, develop and implement conservation priorities, including legislative program, campaigns, and all issues involving fishery management, water quality and water supply, public lands management, watershed protection and invasive species issues. Work with chapters on their project priorities.
· Supervise, develop and implement state council restoration activities, including chapter mini-grant program, partnership projects with TU national and agencies and landowners, and help identify funding sources. Work with chapters on their project priorities.
· Work with TU national staff in government affairs and other programs to support and implement federal programs and legislation that help further the TU mission.
· Work with staff and grassroots on education activities as necessary.
· Develop and produce earned media pieces – stories, op-eds, LTEs, etc. that cover Montana TU issues and projects.