Executive Director Posted Dec 22, 2020
Institute for Environmental Solutions , Denver, CO (telecommute)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES). The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors (BOD) to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, and strategy.

ABOUT INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS (IES): The Institute for Environmental Solutions delivers scientific solutions to improve our health and environment. IES’s vision is to create efficient ways of dealing with complex environmental problems. IES strives to prevent waste and unwanted side effects, provides opportunities to optimize environmental improvements and reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through a unique technical, multi-disciplinary approach. By engaging a broad spectrum of participants in examining these problems on a project basis, IES will develop sound, cost-effective solutions.
Learn more at www.i4es.org.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership to all volunteers and contract staff members pursuant to the direction of the BOD. Recruit and supervise associates, interns, and contract staff (currently 17 project team members).
Create and maintain an annual plan with staff and BOD. Plan and implement strategic organization goals and project objectives aiming to provide value to the community, IES members, associates, and interns.
Oversee project development and supervise implementation.
Fundraise successfully to support the administrative and management functions of IES and support staff with program-specific grant writing.
Represent IES in a professional manner to its stakeholders, grant providers, and funders. Identify potential partners to increase the impact of IES’ projects.
Work with the BOD to identify potential members, support and coordinate committees, ensuring all that all financial and legal responsibilities are being met.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Relevant undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) with related environmental management experience.
Experience managing staff members in a supervisory role.
Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups (public, private and governmental).
Innovative, organized, and self-motivated with ability to manage many tasks at once.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in team settings.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong meeting management and facilitation skills.

COMPENSATION: Based on a technical and cost proposal submitted to and approved by the Board of Directors annually. The position could eventually become full-time, depending on candidate preferences and available monies. No benefits are currently offered.

TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume via email. No phone calls please.

Institute for Environmental Solutions does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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