Organization: Earth Day Oregon
Mission: Amplify the impact of Earth Day
Position: Executive Director
Hours: Part Time, Varies:
Sept-Dec: 20hrs/wk. Jan-Apr: 30hrs/wk. May-Jun: 10 hrs/wk. Jul-Aug: off
Schedule: Flexible work days occurring Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm, as long as the Executive Director can best execute job responsibilities and as mutually determined with the Board of Directors.
Location: Remote / Work from Home
Compensation: $54,000- $58,000 salary
Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date: October 15, 2021
Summary of Position
The Executive Director leads the annual statewide fundraising campaign in celebration of Earth Day each year. In partnering with businesses and individuals, the campaign directs unrestricted funds to support the SDG-aligned missions of our Nonprofit Partners. (SDGs refer to the Sustainable Development Goals created by the United Nations in 2015 as the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030.)
The Executive Director works to recruit Nonprofit Partners, and provide these partners with information and outreach materials that empower them to recruit Business Partners and individual donors for the campaign. Donations by Business Partners and individuals are made directly to the Nonprofit Partners. The Executive Director creates and implements a strategy for the campaign, and works closely with the Board, Steering Committee, and PR and Social Media contractors to market the campaign. The Executive Director serves as the face of the organization in the community, manages regular email communications to partners, and keeps the website and database up to date. The Executive Director tracks and reports on metrics of the campaign. Should opportunity arise to host an event, virtual or in-person, the Executive Director leads the effort. This campaign has the potential to become more involved, and as such, the position has the potential to evolve and increase in hours.
Priorities for the Executive Director
- Outreach to potential Nonprofit Partners across the state
- Regular communication with partners throughout the campaign
- Grow corporate and community sponsors
- Steward existing Nonprofit and Business Partners
- Work closely with contracted PR and Social Media consultants
- Lead and empower the Steering Committee to make meaningful contributions to the campaign
- Be the face of the organization--promote and positively represent Earth Day Oregon in the community
- Work within the allocated budget to drive the success of the campaign
- Keep the database clean and up to date
- Ensure the website is accurate, compelling, and informative
- Track and report campaign metrics and outcomes
- Manage an Earth Day Oregon Celebration event, virtual or in-person, pandemic-dependent
- Fundraising Leadership experience
- Project Management experience
- Ability to learn and utilize organization’s internal tools (Bloomerang, Google Drive, Dropbox, Canva Slack, To-Doist, SquareSpace, Zoom)
- Experience in database management
- Experience in website design
Please submit your resume and answers to the following questions to Bethany Shetterly Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- How would you measure your success in this position?
- Please share one or two examples of successes you have had in developing partnerships and obtaining funding.
- What does an equity framework mean to you? Can you describe a time when you have advanced equity?
About Earth Day Oregon
First piloted in 2019, Earth Day Oregon was established for the purposes of increasing donations to Oregon nonprofits whose work advances Sustainable Development Goals, and fostering connections between nonprofits, businesses, and communities. Initially operated as a community initiative, the campaign later found fiscal sponsorship through SAGE (Senior Advocates for Generational Equity), and is currently in the process of forming an operating foundation.