The Board of Directors of the OGEECHEE-CANOOCHEE RIVERKEEPER, INC. (the “Ogeechee Riverkeeper”), seeks an outgoing professional for the combined position of Riverkeeper and Executive Director of Ogeechee Riverkeeper®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization licensed by the Waterkeeper Alliance®. The mission of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper is to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality in the Ogeechee River basin. Its operating budget comes from donations, grants, and proceeds from various fundraising events. The position is overseen by a board of directors.
The position would be an excellent permanent position with growth potential based on skills of leadership that accomplish the mission, attract donations and grants, and stimulate volunteerism within the organization. The position has three main aspects: running a nonprofit Waterkeeper® organization, being the “go to” person for environmental issues that pertain to the river, and fundraising, such as organizing activities and events that involve the membership and the general public, and seeking grants. The successful applicant must establish rapport with the public throughout the watershed and with policy makers, environmental agency personnel, potential funding organizations, and activists throughout Georgia and beyond. The position involves a broad range of actions for which few will be fully prepared, so it is essential to know how to learn independently.
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