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    Guest Liz Urban
    • Employer: Birdability
      Location: Remote
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 04/28/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Position Opening: Executive Director

    Location: Fully remote

    Classification: Full-time Exempt Employee  

    Work Terms: Flexible with some advanced scheduled meetings or events outside normal business hours. 

    Compensation:  $72,800 to $83,200, commensurate with experience

    Benefits: Remote, flexible work schedule with 10 paid holidays annually and a generous accrued paid time off policy. We are committed to adopting a flexible health benefit within the next year and, possibly, a retirement benefit plan, but do not currently have such benefits in place.


    Through education, outreach and advocacy, Birdability works to ensure the birding community and the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible for everybody. We focus on people with mobility challenges, blindness or low vision, chronic illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness, and those who are neurodivergent, deaf or hard of hearing or who have other health concerns. In addition to current birders, we strive to introduce birding to people with disabilities and other health concerns who are not yet birders so they too can experience the joys of birding. 

    We are a young, but growing, 501(c)3 organization seeking an experienced nonprofit professional to lead us into the future. Birdability is a decentralized, remote nonprofit organization with a growing community found around the United States and beyond. 


    About the Position & Opportunity for Impact: 

    Birdability is excited to find an energetic and passionate individual to serve as our first Executive Director (ED). We hope to find someone dedicated to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and accessible world and shares our enthusiasm and commitment to birds, nature, and conservation. We envision our ED as someone with a deep understanding of nonprofit management who is an inspirational leader that can successfully navigate the challenges of a young, growing organization, with the ability to pivot and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Our ED will lead Birdability to the next stage in our evolution and will amplify our impact by collaborating with a core team of volunteers and our Director of Operations and Finance.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Organizational Leadership, Management, & Strategy 

    • Foster a welcoming, inclusive, and collaborative organizational culture
    • Ensure programmatic alignment and excellence 
    • Advance the reach and effectiveness of the organization through strategic and dynamic leadership and planning
    • Empower staff and the volunteer Captains network to effectively contribute to the organization’s work 

    Development & Fundraising 

    • Seek to expand and diversify revenue streams, including sponsorships, grants, and planned giving
    • Build a portfolio of engaged donors

    Community Building & External Relations

    • Create and maintain organizational partnerships
    • Promote, along with the Founder and Spokesperson, the organization and our programs publically 


    Experience, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

    • Five or more years of nonprofit management experience
    • Demonstrated proficiency with organizational planning, execution, and reporting
    • Organizational and/or programmatic budgeting experience
    • Skilled fundraiser with a broad understanding of development principles
    • Excellence in communication, both written and oral 
    • Proficiency with Google Workspace, Zoom, Constant Contact, Slack, Bloomerang (or similar CRM), SquareSpace
    • Experience in public relations, marketing, communications, and/or social media management is beneficial 
    • A passion for disability justice and desire to contribute to a more accessible and inclusive world is a must 


    How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume as a combined pdf to jobs@birdability.org with ‘Executive Director’ in the subject line. Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until April 28th or until filled. 

    Applications from people who have a disability or another health concern, who are BIPOC, or who are LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged. Please email jobs@birdability.org if you need any accommodations in order to apply for this position.

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