Executive Director, Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts and Wyoming Natural Resources Foundation

Cheyenne, WY

Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts and Wyoming Natural Resources Foundation

Organization Overview: The mission of the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) is to provide the leadership for the conservation of Wyoming’s soil and water, to promote the control of soil erosion, reduce the siltation of stream channels and reservoirs, promote the wise use of Wyoming’s water and all other natural resources, preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of this state through a responsible conservation ethic. WACD represents and provides services to all 34 conservation districts within the state of Wyoming. WACD is a non-partisan, non- governmental, non-profit organization. It is controlled by a board of directors that receive input and direction from all district supervisors. 

The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation (WNRF) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to conserving Wyoming’s natural resources, heritage, and culture. WNRF is a sister organization to the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) and has established partnerships with many private individuals, entities, and local, state and federal agencies. 

Duties: The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administrative work in organizing, coordinating and directing the activities of the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts and Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation. Executive Director Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Aid conservation districts in carrying out their powers and programs.
  • Aid conservation district in obtaining project funding.
  • Act as an advisor to assist federal, state, and local agencies as well as various organizations and individuals to promote, coordinate, and implement sound soil and water conservation practices in coordination with local conservation district.
  • Publicize district programs and activities through preparation and distribution of news releases, website, publications and through presentations at various meetings and functions, both in state and out.
  • Assist in the administration of the Wyoming Conservation District law and other relevant state statutes applicable to conservation districts.
  • Lobby for WACD during the regular and special sessions of the legislature.
  • Track, review and prepare comments on state and federal regulatory proposals.
  • Make all arrangements for the annual meeting and other meetings as directed.
  • Oversee and coach staff, provide regular performance reviews and supervise their implementation of WACD and WNRF goals.
  • Administration of association matters including preparation of annual budget, monitoring of financial status, management of funds of the Association

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of organization management.
  • Thorough knowledge and / or experience with agriculture and natural resource issues.
  • Embodies a strong conservation ethic.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work with very limited supervision and assistance.
  • Can organize and prioritize tasks to assure completion.
  • Can communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Comfortable speaking to audiences and leading group discussions.
  • Experience with financial management and grant writing.
  • Proficiency or ability to learn Microsoft applications, website management and QuickBooks.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work effectively with staff, board of directors, district supervisors, district employees, legislators, the general public, and governmental agencies.

Salary/Pay: $60,000- $70,000 depending on experience

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. MST February 18

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, three references and answers to the two questions provided in 150 words or less to executivedirector@conservewy.com. For questions please call 307-751-9389.

  1. Describe a situation where you have had to be self-motivated.
  2. Describe an experience(s) of where you have had to speak in front of a group of people.