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Sky Island Alliance is currently seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director. We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated leader with a strong vision of how to lead the organization to higher levels of accomplishment, financial stability, and growth.

The Executive Director is responsible for the operations, staff, and finances of the organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the development and consistent achievement of the organization’s annual and long term strategic plans. The Executive Director is the primary face of the organization and will guide our current staff of ten to achieve the organization’s ambitious conservation goals in the region.

The preferred applicant will have demonstrated leadership in managing a non-profit organization, donor and foundation fundraising ability, financial management skills, and experience managing and mentoring a diverse and passionate staff. He/she will also have appropriate education and/or experience working in a natural resource or conservation field as well as significant knowledge of legislative and administrative issues related to natural resource policies. The candidate will need excellent verbal and written communication skills; including public speaking, media communications, grant writing, and outreach materials production.

Sky Island Alliance is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. We work with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region’s unique biological diversity.

To learn more, please see the complete position description on our webpage at www.skyislandalliance.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until February 28, 2014.

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