22 Sep Hiring Executive Director – TreeFolks, Inc. Austin, Texas
Hiring Executive Director – TreeFolks, Inc. Austin, Texas
TreeFolks, Inc., a non-profit Urban Forestry organization in Central Texas, is seeking a
full-time executive director to lead and expand the organization. TreeFolks grows
Central Texas’ urban forest through community and governmental partnerships. The
organization’s many successful programs range from planting trees in public parks,
contributing trees to neighborhoods to reduce the heat island effect, planting urban
orchards, offering educational workshops and more. Over the past 20 years, the
organization has planted or donated over 160,000 trees in Central Texas. Please visit
our website to learn more: www.TreeFolks.org
About the Executive Director Position
TreeFolks seeks a director with a passion for the environment who can lead the
organization into its next phase of growth. The Executive Director will report to the
Board of Directors, provide leadership to the organization, and manage day-to-day
operations consistent with its mission and financial objectives.
Major Job Functions:
Reports directly to the Board and works with the Board of Directors to aid in
fulfilling its governance function;
Is responsible for the overall administration of the organization;
Has authority over staff, budget and operations;
Provides direction and leadership toward achieving the organization’s mission
while maintaining the integrity of the organization;
Responsible for awareness and overall image and communications outreach of
Acts as the direct liaison between the staff and the Board of Directors;
Understands key success factors in financial planning and fund raising and
knows how to execute those factors; and
Attends TreeFolks’ functions, coordinates educational programs, and speaks at
engagements in order to promote growth of the organization.
Required and Preferred Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S. in Forestry, Biology or Environmental Science, or equivalent
At least three years management experience in an organization required
Budgeting and finance experience required
Non-profit experience, including fund raising and volunteer management a
Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills
Job Title: Executive Director
Application Method: Send electronic letter of introduction and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.
Questions: Send inquiries electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by: TreeFolks, Inc.
Location: Austin, TX
Deadline: 8 October 2010
Expected start: 1 January 2011