River Restoration Coordinator
Sipayik Environmental Department (SED) Opportunity Announcement River Restoration Coordinator (RRC)
The SED, a department of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, has the following mission statement: "To preserve, protect, restore, and enhance all tribal lands, waters, air and human health and to develop means to monitor and enforce tribal environmental policies". To advance this mission, SED is seeking to engage a River Restoration Coordinator, (RRC). The RRC will be supporting the recently formed Skutik River Restoration Trust at a critical phase in its evolution. As the Trust moves from planning and organizing into restoration activities, the RRC will play a crucial role and serve as a keystone partner between the Tribe, the Trust and several other restoration partners. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a huge impact, both on the communities and on the environment. The initial phase will include providing guidance and support to the Trust Board so that the Trust can become fully operational. Additional phases will include the implementation of restoration activities. The RRC will actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, and public and private funders to accomplish the mission and goals of the Trust. The RRC will report to the Passamaquoddy Tribe, acting through the SED and will supervise no staff. The employment relationship will be contractual. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to sea run fish restoration and significant experience in leading and managing a non-profit organization as well as in non-profit fundraising. Excellent communication skills will be essential, and experience with using social media to advance program or organizational goals will be considered advantageous. Candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.
Key Qualifications: - 5+ years of prior experience as an executive director or equivalent leadership experience. - 5+ years of demonstrated fundraising success, including direct solicitation of major gifts. - Proven experience building consensus and aligning, inspiring, and leading a nonprofit board. - Experience creating and managing budgets for small to medium organizations. - Demonstrated skill managing grants and contracts. - Experience and/or educational background in environmental sciences/habitat management. - Facility with the use and adoption of a variety of software platforms. - Experience and success in developing, motivating, and leading mission driven teams. - Must be able to operate at a high level, create strategies and solutions, and make sound decisions in a complex yet collaborative and supportive environment. - Experience navigating Federal Energy Regulatory Commission processes. Excellent communicator able to passionately engage others in the mission. - Marketing prowess and the ability to design and implement communication strategies to support fundraising, including use of social media. - Commitment and ability to build the Passamaquoddy Tribes' reputation as the protector of the Skutik River and related ecosystems. - Must be diplomatic, tactful, and transparent. - Excellent communicator - Advanced degrees are preferred