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C&NN Seeks Executive Director

C&NN – January 08, 2013
By C&NN

Executive Director
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION OPENING
January 2013


ANNOUNCEMENT
The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) is seeking an Executive Director.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Executive Director is the chief administrator of the organization. Qualified applicants will have executive leadership experience with non-profit organizations, excellent communications and organizational skills, demonstrated record of successful fundraising, a proven record of compliance with non-profit legal and financial requirements, and a record of thought leadership and accomplishment related to the mission of the organization. This is a full-time position in a virtual organization which means that all staff work remotely. The Executive Director reports to the Chair of the Board; all other staff report to the Executive Director. Location and compensation will be negotiated. Applications are encouraged from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and any geographic locations.

Responsibilities:
• Represent the Children & Nature Network as a thought leader who stands on evidence
• Inspire and lead the staff and volunteers
• Serve as a member of the development team, with major fund-raising and marketing responsibilities
• Provide oversight for all budgets, contracts, employees and grants
• Provide quarterly budget-to-actual reports to the Board and develop the annual budget
• Ensure that commitments specified under grants and contracts are fulfilled on time with excellence
• Instill the organization’s core guiding values throughout communications
• Write reports, thought pieces, white papers and other key communications tools
• Serve as a spokesperson through public speaking including media interviews
• Help design and implement a five and ten-year strategic planning process
• Provide oversight for all staff and conduct performance evaluations based on goals, productivity, and other areas related to their job descriptions

Minimum Essential Qualifications:
• Demonstrated record of excellence in a non-profit senior executive role
• Mastery of non-profit financial management, reporting and legal requirements
• Demonstrated skills in using electronic and other media to inspire and manage people and projects, in addition to face-to-face collaborative community building, in a virtual organization
• Record of collaboration with other leading national and international organizations
• Excellent written and oral communications including public speaking
• Experience developing and supporting grassroots campaigns, initiatives or other community-oriented leadership efforts
• Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters or doctorate degree in a relevant field
• Minimum of seven years of non-profit leadership , management, and business- related experience

ABOUT THE CHILDREN & NATURE NETWORK
Children & Nature Network (C&NN) is a 501(c)3 organization, funded by grants, charitable contributions and contracts from a variety of sources including foundations, government agencies, individual donors and corporations, as well as through in-kind gifts. The vision of C&NN is a world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives. The Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.
Key initiatives of C&NN include more than 100 grassroots campaigns in more than 40 states; annual month-long events including Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) and Serve Outside September (S.O.S) that get hundreds of thousands of children and youth outdoors to play, serve and celebrate in nature; more than 100 nature clubs for families, some with hundreds of participating families; the Natural Leaders Legacy Initiative, engaging and empowering millennial-generation youth; the Natural Teachers and Natural Families Networks; and the C&NN web site with its rich array of research, publications, news and other resources.

For additional information and to submit a resume for consideration, contact:
Robyn Bjornsson, Executive Assistant
Robyn@childrenandnature.org

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