|PO Box 207|
1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538
Phone: (541) 597-8530
Fax: (541) 597-8533
Contact: Siskiyou Field Institute
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
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SFI Executive Director (Scroll down for pdf of job posting)
Siskiyou Field Institute delivers outdoor and natural history oriented educational programs to adults and youth alike. SFI also manages our headquarters, the 850 acre Deer Creek Center, where we house our administrative program and where we offer outdoor educational opportunities, lodging and event facilities. Our main programs can be categorized as 1) Adult outdoor and natural history education 2) Youth outdoor and natural history education, 3) University-level scientific research facilitation and 4) Management, maintenance, and restoration of Deer Creek Center, with its numerous facilities & infrastructure and 850 acres of diverse natural habitats and agricultural lands. Please study our web site (www.thesfi.org) to learn more about SFI and our programs and facilities, and browse our on-line catalogue of courses and services.
The SFI Executive Director is responsible for
- Supervise SFI staff and direct work of staff in support of SFI's mission; Assist staff as needed with program and project support; Oversee day-to-day operations; Coordinate with Board of Directors.
- Work with the SFI board and with appropriate staff to maintain financial stability, to produce realistic budgets and financial reports and to ensure that revenues and expenses track with the budget.
- Program Leadership & Development
- Lead SFI through partnership building, lobbying, and promotion of the organization so that SFI becomes better known throughout Oregon and northern California and so that SFI’s in-region and out-of-region constituency significantly increases.
- Build public support for SFI programming and DCC facilities through networking and presentations with state and regional government agencies – political, economic, and social leaders – and the larger community.
- Oversee marketing efforts to increase enrollment in SFI programs. This will include, but is not limited to public speaking, conference attendance, participation in professional and service clubs, and development of advertisements and radio spots.
- Negotiate partnerships with educational institutions and government agencies to increase SFI’s scope. Also build SFI’s relationship with our university cooperators and help to further on-going and new academic research associated with the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion.
- Clarify, implement and evaluate the overall organizational goals for SFI with staff and the SFI Board.
- Develop and implement overall fundraising plan, including membership, major donor, and business/corporate sponsorships.
- Be responsible for successful acquisition and tracking of grants. Research foundations, develop proposals, and follow through on all necessary tracking and reports.
- Develop alternative streams of revenue that include lodging and event services at DCC.
- Masters (preferred) or Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to SFI mission and programs.
- Preferred minimum of three years successful experience managing an organization or supervising a program, including experience in staff supervision, budgeting, fundraising, and public relations.
- Experience with Educational Environments.
Desired Qualities and Competencies:
- Dynamic and creative leader with strong skills in organizational development, systems planning, and public relations.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Competency with general computer use, standard computer programs, and social media.
- Team player who is able to communicate with a broad range of individuals to provide a supportive and accessible climate for all.
- Appreciation for educational environments and field-based natural history.
- A committed individual who genuinely enjoys the challenges of building and directing an evolving non-profit organization with an important social mission.
Compensation and Hours:
Closing Date: "Open until Filled.” However, candidate applications will be evaluated by the Hiring Committee after March 30 and interviews may proceed shortly thereafter. So please have applications to us by March 30 to improve your chance of being selected.
- Salary is commensurate with experience and negotiable. Benefits are included.
- This is a full-time position but hours are negotiable and, for the right individual, can be less than full time.
- Subsidized, on-site housing may be available to the right candidate.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter with your resume (and a concise writing sample if you'd like) digitally to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Siskiyou Field Institute & Deer Creek Center are in need of volunteers in
the following areas:
- Web Site Maintenance
- Deer Creek Center Maintenance & Landscaping
Interested in volunteering? We welcome your questions and help!
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