Chief Impact Officer, Washington Trails Association

Seattle, WA

Job Title: Chief Impact Officer

Organization: Washington Trails Association

Type of opportunity: The Chief Impact Officer provides a unique opportunity to translate WTA’s vision and strategy into delivering our mission and making a lasting impact for Washington’s hikers and trails. The position will play a crucial role in actualizing WTA’s vision of trails for everyone, forever by leading WTA’s cross-functional initiatives and programs, and will help position WTA as a leader on trails and outdoor recreation at the local, state and national level. In addition, as a key member of WTA’s executive team, the Chief Impact Officer will have an important role in shaping the organization’s future direction and strategy.

Duties: The full-time, exempt Chief Impact Officer position will guide strategic planning, implementation and evaluation across programmatic functions–communications, engagement, trail maintenance, advocacy, partnerships and leadership development–to deliver the Trails for Everyone, Forever initiative and supporting campaigns. The position will also have operational oversight of the trail maintenance, advocacy, partnerships and leadership development teams and manage four staff: Trail Programs Director, Advocacy Director, Director of Community Partnerships & Leadership Development and Strategic Initiatives Manager. Key priorities and primary responsibilities include:

Desired qualifications:

Leadership & Strategy

  • Develops, evaluates and refines long-term goals and strategy for initiatives, ensuring they align with organizational priorities and are focused on desired results.
  • Manages and inspires staff and teams with an emphasis on professional development and results-oriented performance.
  • Collaborates with and supports the CEO and Board of Directors in setting organizational vision and strategy.
  • Leads the development of strategies to make WTA’s programming, community engagement and mission delivery more inclusive and equitable, and collaborates with WTA’s executive team to foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization.
  • Fosters a culture of innovation, experimentation and cross-functional collaboration that enables staff to perform at their best.

Planning & Implementation

  • Leads the planning and implementation of multi-year initiatives to advance WTA vision, mission and intended impact.
  • Facilitates cross-functional alignment, planning, collaboration and mission delivery.
  • Leads performance monitoring and impact evaluation, working closely with program directors, the executive team and other key staff.
  • Prepares and manages annual and multi-year budgets.

External Relations

  • Develops and advances major organizational partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders including volunteers; community, recreation, conservation and government leaders; and current and potential high-level funders.
  • Works with the CEO and Development Director on resource development priorities to fund strategic initiatives.
  • Partners with the CEO and Communications Director to publicly represent WTA with external constituents and the media.

Salary/pay: This is a full-time salaried position requiring a willingness to work some evenings and weekends and occasional travel throughout the state of Washington. The expected salary range is between $110,000 – $130,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

WTA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, disability, transportation and holiday, vacation and sick leave. The organization’s offices are located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood.

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How to apply: Apply Here.

Application deadline: October 7, 2019