Position Announcement: Executive Director

The Wicomico Environmental Trust (WET), a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the environment in Wicomico County and the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeks a full-time Executive Director.

WET advocates for wise environmental stewardship by working with allied organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses to address issues of water and air pollution, appropriate land-use planning, and enactment and enforcement of legislation and regulations promoting protection and improvement of the environment in Wicomico County.

The Executive Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the organization; work closely with the board and volunteer committees; perform light bookkeeping; oversee planning and organization of special events;coordinate fund raising through foundation grants and individual solicitations; and act as WET’s spokesperson.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in many of the following areas:

  • Commitment to protecting and improving the environmental health of the Lower Eastern Shore and the Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • Working knowledge of environmental issues confronting the Chesapeake region
  • High energy, motivation, enthusiasm, and ability to inspire and motivate other people
  • Experience in writing grants.
  • Experience in managing public or nonprofit organizations
  • Successful track record in foundation, corporate, and individual fundraising
  • Strong verbal skills and ability to communicate effectively with board members, volunteers, community groups, businesses, public officials, program partners, educators, local media, donors and potential donors, and a wide range of other audiences
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and speaking
  • Skill in building and maintaining constructive interpersonal and interorganizational relationships
  • Experience working with federal, state, and local agencies and officialsTo apply: Please email your cover letter, résumé, and three to five references to Search Committee, dan@wicomicoenvironment.org

    Application deadline: 2/17/2020

    The Wicomico Environmental Trust is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all those interested to apply.