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Executive Director

Beaverccreek, Ohio

The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA) seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization. BCWA is a not-for-profit land trust founded in 1988 to protect and manage wetlands in Greene County, Ohio. Since its establishment, BCWA has protected over 2,400 acres of land, most of which is now owned by State and local agencies.

In addition to land protection, BCWA works with its partners, members, and volunteers to complete land management projects on the protected lands, including trail/boardwalk installation and maintenance, control of invasive species, re-establishment of native species, and inventories of native plant and animal populations. The ED will work with two additional paid administrative staff. All other activities are conducted by volunteers from the board, membership, and general public. BCWA also conducts public education programs and participates in public awareness events at local festivals and community meetings.

The BCWA Board of Trustees has established a five-year plan with four major objectives, which will be the primary focus of the Executive Director:
  • Work with agency and municipal partners to complete the Spotted Turtle Trail, a 15-mile system of interpretive trails and boardwalks
  • Create a comprehensive, partner-approved habitat inventory and management plan for all of the Beaver Creek Wetlands and bring the percentage of managed land to 25%
  • Formalize an agreement between BCWA and its partners to achieve comprehensive and consistent management of land and infrastructure in the wetlands, including a mechanism for routine coordination
  • Increase BCWA operating budget, volunteers, programs, and membership by 100% to promote sustainability of organizational initiatives

Job Description, Executive Director, Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA)

  • Oversee all operations of the Association including coordination of committee activities.
  • Supervise other administrative staff
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal laws, as well as established standards and practices of the Land Trust Alliance.
  • Maintain compliance with the BCWA Code of Regulations.
Communications & Outreach
  • Develop and direct communications to build and maintain a positive, active public presence to maximize community engagement and support.
  • Develop, submit to Board, and manage the annual budget and ensure prudent use of Association funds.
  • Design and implement fundraising strategy and match income with needed expenditures
Land Protection and Stewardship
  • Work closely with the Board and agency/municipal partners to protect land parcels targeted for conservation by fee simple acquisition or conservation easement, and ensure that protected lands are cared for to maintain or increase biodiversity.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff, board, operations, and multiple priorities in a team environment including staff and volunteers.
  • Solid fundraising experience, with strong knowledge of professional practices, from gift processing to direct mail, grants, major gifts, events, and donor stewardship.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the press, local government partners, and the public.
  • Effective writing skills, including grant applications.
  • Proficiency with office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and working knowledge of email marketing, QuickBooks, databases, and social media.
  • A commitment to conservation and experience with land/natural resource conservation.
  • College degree and minimum of three to five years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience.

The Executive Director’s position is forty hours per week. Work can be performed in the office, from home, or from other remote locations and may involve meetings with landowners, board, and volunteers in the evening or on weekends. Travel is primarily local, to events requiring BCWA representation. The Executive Director works for the Board of Trustees with direct guidance from the Board President.

This position will include a starting salary of $60,000 per year, plus a health insurance stipend of $7,200 if needed.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter with contact information for three references to:

David Nolin, President
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association

Administrative Assistant

Beaverccreek, Ohio

The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant.

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant supports the regular office operations of the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA) and works under the Executive Director and alongside the Outreach Director. As the Administrative Assistant, you will receive and process donations and memberships; manage our membership database; update organizational financial records; maintain communications with donors and the public through phone, direct mail and email; and assist with event planning and execution, among other responsibilities.

An ideal candidate has experience collaborating with several teams on simultaneous projects. The Administrative Assistant must be available to attend Board of Trustee meetings, and other BCWA events as needed; some evenings and weekends will be required.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 3+ years experience in administration, business or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Access strongly preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work with multiple teams
  • Valid driver license
  • Reliable transportation to complete errands and attend events

Position Attributes

  • Part-time position requiring 20-30 hours per week
  • Compensation starts at $18/hour
  • Immediate Supervisor is the Executive Director, or in the absence of an Executive Director, the Board President.
The BCWA office is located in Beavercreek, Ohio. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Administrative Assistant must complete some work at the BCWA office but will be able to maintain safe social-distancing standards.

Applicants interested in the Administrative Assistant position should apply via LinkedIn: Apply here.

If you have any questions, please email:

Beth Edsall, Outreach Director
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association

Beaver Creek Wetlands Association
P.O.Box 42
Alpha, Ohio 45301-0042

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