Executive Director, Friends of the Bridger-Teton

Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: Friends of the Bridger-Teton

Overview: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Friends of the Bridger-Teton’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. The ED will develop deep knowledge of core programs, partners and work to grow the organization.


Leadership & Management:

  • Oversee and ensure ongoing organizational growth, fundraising, finance, administration, communications and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.

  • Work with the Board of Directors and Bridger-Teton Forest Leadership Team to prioritize projects and approve annual program of work

  • Actively engage and energize FBT volunteers, board members, partnering organizations, and funders

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to meet the organization’s mission and vision

  • Communicate effectively with the Board providing timely and necessary information for

    the Board to make informed decisions

  • Serve as ex-officio member of committees and build board involvement

  • Lead, hire, coach, develop, and retain FBT’s staff

  • Ensure effective systems to track progress and evaluate programs to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders and other constituents

    Fundraising & Communications:

  • Direct fundraising and revenue generation to support existing programs and future expansion

  • Oversee all aspects of communications—including social media, web presence and external relations with the goal of ‘telling the story of the BTNF’ and creating a stronger brand for FB

  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities Planning & New Business:

  • Explore and foster partnerships in all areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, build relationships with volunteers, funders, partners, political and community leaders in each expansion area

  • Facilitate a strategic planning process for organizational growth


  • Specific requirements include:
  • Experience in non-profit management and natural resource issues
  • Proven experience and track record of effectively leading an outcomes-based organization and an effective staff team; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth’
  • A passion for public lands, an inclusive outdoors, and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. An appreciation for the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s diverse landscapes and local communities
  • A history of active fundraising, achieving excellent donor relations, generating new revenue, improving financial results and understanding the donor community
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to hire and coach staff, manage programs, set and achieve strategic goals and manage a budget
  • Success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships and expand the board
  • Strong marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning and the ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed
  • Ability to build positive relationships with a wide range of BTNF employees, local communities and partner organizations
  • Ability to lead and work remotely, technologically adept, willingness to learn new systems
  • Knowledge of the National Forest mission, experience working with federal agencies highly preferred
  • Familiarity with Jackson’s many non-profit organizations and a desire to support and elevate BTNF partnerships to meet a shared mission

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization

  • Raise funds for a balanced budget and develop new revenue sources

  • Plan and oversee annual budget and program of work

  • Hire, supervise, evaluate, and coach staff and enforce employment and administrative policies

  • Oversee strategic planning and implementation

  • Serve as FBT’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, media, and public

  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts

  • Establish and maintain relationships with partners and organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance FBT’s Mission

  • Maintain excellent and consistent communications with the Bridger-Teton National Forest and all 6 Ranger Districts to identify and prioritize needed on-the-ground projects;

  • Regularly engage and inspire BTNF employees to help meet our shared mission

Application Deadline: December 1 

Estimated Start Date: January 2, 2021 

How to apply: Letters of Interest, Resumes and inquiries about this position should be directed to opportunities@btfriends.org