Executive Director

The Ridges Sanctuary

Posted: 7/10/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Administration/Operations

Primary domain: Environment

City: Bailey's Harbor

Postal code: 54202

State: Wisconsin

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M



Mission statement:

The mission of The Ridges is to protect the Sanctuary and inspire stewardship of natural areas through programs of education, outreach and research. We believe we will be the center for Environmental Stewardship. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Executive Director is responsible for leading The Ridges Sanctuary, Inc. (TRS) in a manner

that fulfills its mission of inspiring stewardship of natural areas through programs of education,

outreach and research. The Executive Director provides leadership, strategic direction, fundraising,

human resource and financial management, and administration for TRS. The Executive Director

oversees communications and inspires engagement with the membership, the public, and federal,

state, and local government agencies. The Executive Director is the senior staff person of TRS

and is hired by and responsible to the Board of Directors. The President of the Board serves as

primary liaison with the Executive Director. The Board evaluates performance of the Executive Director

in relation to the responsibilities of the position, and annual and long-term goals established

by the Board. Compensation is set by the Board.


Essential Requirements • Proven ability to raise funds to support non-profit operations and programs. • Proven ability to cultivate relationships with donors, members, the community, and external partners. • Experience in balancing human, financial, and capital resources. • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience and to be the public face of TRS. • Proven team building skills. • Experience in managing individuals with diverse backgrounds and responsibilities. • Strong coordination, time management, and organization skills.

Preferred Characteristics • Prior land trust/conservation experience is highly desirable. • Performance management experience. • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, non-profit environment. • Experience in strategic planning. • Goal oriented and results driven. • A passion for preservation of natural places and inspire that trait in others. • A positive attitude, sense of humor, and is energetic, creative, and focused. • Experience with the use of technology to optimize organization’s operations. These skills are typically acquired by a combination of a bachelor’s degree in a field related to environmental studies/non-profit management and 7 to 10 years of progressively more responsible experience with non-profit organizations 


Not Specified


$75k - 90k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to  [email protected]  Electronic submissions only, please


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