WASHINGTON, Snohomish CD – The Executive Director provides the leadership and vision to implement the mission and values of the District as defined by the Board of Supervisors and coordinates all aspects of the District’s work. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which incorporate a collaborative style, are essential towards advocating and promoting sustainable conservation interests. A keen awareness of organizational, community and political dynamics will also be necessary in this role. Equally important will be a sensitivity and empathy to all stakeholders, both large and small, who have a vested interest in the goals of the District. Solid administration and management skills are necessary to ensure smooth operational continuity within this small, committed organization. A high level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism are critical core values required in this role.
The ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge of conservation districts, conservation practices and regional environmental issues, preferable within the Puget Sound area. A strong understanding of budgets, finance, grants procurement and program administration, and experience in sustaining and engaging regional partners are absolute requirements. A proven track record of successfully working with a board of directors and other elected and/or appointed officials, in addition to cultivating a team of professionals to excel in program delivery is required. The Executive Director will have a record of previous results that demonstrates an understanding of the importance of adhering to the mission of the District while leading the Snohomish Conservation District into the future.
Applications will be open until position is filled. However, priority will be given to those received prior to July 12, 2019. Applications will be evaluated immediately and applicants will be ranked and initial interviews will be scheduled prior to July 31, 2019.