USRWA hiring Executive Director

Upper Sugar River Watershed Association

Executive Director Position Announcement

Posted: November 5, 2013

Start date: January 5, 2014

Compensation: $15-20/hour commensurate with experience/skills

About the Organization:

The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association (USRWA) is 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that operates in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.  The organization was formed in 2000 to address ecological concerns on the Sugar River and its tributaries.  Currently, USRWA administers various programs including volunteer stream monitoring, aquatic invasive species monitoring/management, community and K-12 environmental education, and maintaining the water trail for responsible recreation.

Job Description:

The Executive Director (ED) is the face of the organization to the membership and the watershed community.  He or she is responsible for member/donor relations, fundraising, non-profit administration, preparing budgets, writing grants, planning events, implementing programs, conducting field work, and generally executing the mission of the organization.

The typical annual breakdown of percentage of time spent on each task is as follows:

25% – Membership events (including the Annual Meeting and Paddle and Pig Out)

25% – Field work (including implementing the stream monitoring program and organizing and participating in river work days and surveys of flora/fauna)

10% – Fundraising from municipal partners and writing grants, preparing budgets

10% – Information/education (including writing the newsletter and updating website)

10% – Working with community partners (i.e. Dane County Lakes and Watersheds Commission) and non-profit partners (LSRWA)

5% – Board of Directors relations (including preparing agendas and reports for the Board)

5% – Member relations

5% – Training/professional development (webinars, conferences, etc)

The ED works 20 hours/week in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the organization’s volunteers to carry out the work of the organization, however, should additional project funding be acquired, the ED may work more hours as required by the grant project and approved by the Board of Directors. The Board President may authorize up to 5 extra hours/week as he or she sees fit.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references electronically to

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