CACD IS HIRING! The vision embraced by the CACD Board of Directors for the position of Executive Director is lined out in the job description details below. The new position description provides for Camp Rocky, Envirothon, and Bookkeeping to be outsourced, but retained as functional remote departments. In the short term, NRCS contract administration will be outsourced during the transition, but the long-term vision is to have that responsibility a focus of the ED position.
Salary range is $45,000 to $65,000. Salary will depend on skill sets of the successful candidate and their ability to interact and/or carry the workload of the newly created departments. Valued skill sets include, but are not limited to communications skills, computer skills, organizational skills, QuickBooks understanding, and the ability to administer contracts. Grant writing and fund-raising skills would be a heavily weighted skill set. Agriculture and best management practices for good stewardship on private land and previous work with NRCS programs background is a plus, but not a requirement. Work can be remote or if space is available, at the nearest NRCS office.
YOU WILL NEED TO TYPE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS INTO YOUR EMAIL WITH YOUR RESUME ATTACHED. Please send your resume to Resumes@coloradoacd.org.
Job posting will be expanded to other sources after February 10, 2023. The CACD will review resumes in a timely manner, and an interview process will be initiated in the near term. CACD hopes to have the position filled by March 15-31, 2023. Start date can be negotiated.
INTRODUCTION: The following job description outlines the broad potential area of responsibility that needs to be considered by the Executive Director along with assistance in evaluating those programs that are important to CACD. The on-going program will be structured through a joint effort between the CACD Board and the Executive Director. The executive director is an at-will work position.
STRUCTURE: The following Organization Chart is currently envisioned. It is included for informational purposes only. In many instances the board may deal directly with the contracts listed below the Executive director position.
JOB DESRIPTION FOR THE CACD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
1. General Administration:
Collect Mail locally and manage postal business.
Enter checks to QB. Work with bookkeeper and Treasurer to create and maintain annual budget goals.
Superintend Camp Rocky Planning and budget.
Superintend Envirothon Planning and budget.
Superintend Legislative lobby and resolution process.
Superintend NRCS Contract process.
Correspondence agent of Board to the districts, membership, watersheds, government agencies and agriculture related organizations
Archive CACD historical documents
Maintain all monthly and annual subscriptions and membership dues.
Maintain government accounts: SAM, Grants.gov, eZGrants.
Update and maintain contact groups as needed.
2. Develop and enhance the public relationship and image of CACD:
Continue a strong working relationship with:
Colorado 74 Conservation Districts (CD's): District Managers and Supervisors Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA)/CSCB Staff Members Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB) Members NRCS State Partners – State and Field Offices National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Regional & National Partners State Government Agencies-CDPHE, CWCB Colorado State University (CSU) Extension Service Colorado State Forest Service Colorado State Nursery Colorado Parks & Wildlife Colorado Ag Water Alliance (CAWA) Colorado Ag Council Colorado Cattlemen's Association (CCA)
Continue to develop constructive working relationships with:
State Conservation District Managers Agriculture and Natural Resource trade organizations. Other conservation groups. State Legislators/Staff National government agencies Professional societies Industry Agriculture and agriculture business Schools - colleges -universities County and local governments
3. Seek CACD funding opportunities:
Work to increase collection of CD membership dues.
Encourage business and corporate sponsorship.
Work with CACD Fund Raising Committee.
Work with partner organizations for funding opportunities.
Develop grant applications and work agreements.
4. Continue to develop and improve beneficial, meaningful assistance to conservation districts:
Workshops and training-sessions
Provide information and training to districts.
Provide a channel for addressing district problems.
Encourage and support district projects.
Assist districts with resource materials and information in collaboration with CSCB staff.
5. Develop and maintain a strong reporting and working relationship with the CACD Board:
Carry-out goals and objectives of the CACD Board.
Inform president of the CACD Board of decisions and activities.
Develop a cooperative working relationship with Board.
Develop regular reporting procedure to the Board.
Encourage Board participation in conservation and educational/informative programs.
Update and keep web site current for Board.
6. Advocate for and promote CACD policy:
Work with legislator lobbyist as per direction of Board.
Develop a working relationship with congressional delegates and their staff as directed by Board.
Keep web site up to date on bill tracking and evaluation.
Update CACD web site on current policy.
Update and Maintain Policy Book
Manage the Resolution Process.
7. Information and education responsibilities:
Work with membership on seminars, workshops, and training sessions in collaboration with partners, associate partners, and other organizations.
Develop and maintain informational distribution sources.
Publish The Conservator (CACD annual publication). – Outsourced Help Needed.
Email sharing and CACD email updates.
Develop Material for Website – Website Updates Outsourced
Facebook and other social media platforms.
Camp Rocky Youth Camp - Camp Director Outsourced:
Administrative duties. Funding assistance through conservation district scholarships and other organization sponsorships.
Envirothon High School Competition – Program Manager Outsourced:
Administrative duties. Funding assistance through conservation district scholarships and other organization sponsorships
8. Schedule Meetings
Organize and manage monthly ZOOM Board Meeting
Review minutes of monthly meetings - Preparation of Minutes Outsourced
Organize and Implement Annual Meeting
Organize Rodeo night with Legislators.
Coordinate with Lobbyist
Organize annual face to face Board Meeting
9. Miscellaneous Job Requirements:
Maintain working knowledge of current best management practices supporting good stewardship of privately owned land and agricultural interest.
Night, weekend, and after-hours work may be required.
Necessary travel to accomplish the job.
Use of personal auto on the job under a mileage reimbursement plan based on federal rates.
Manage CACD office at specified location.
Proficient computer skills.
Maintain monthly ED calendar on web site on planned use of time, and updated on actual time spent.
Archiving all relevant documents with guidance from Board.
10. Executive Director's estimated percentage of time requirement:
Benefits Package: Work from home. All work-related travel costs including mileage, parking, airfare, lodging, and meals are covered 100%. Comp-time accrual from overtime allowed. Two-weeks paid vacation. Sick time. Annual Performance Reviews – Opportunity for Raises
Not Included in Benefits Package: Medical, Dental or Eyecare insurance. Paid Medical Leave – Short term or Long-term Disability. 401K or retirement package Life Insurance Daycare Benefits
Bank account and Chart of accounts Account management
Sign print and mail all checks for payment.
Payroll functions and reporting both state and federal
Turn books over to CPA for annual tax filing.
Camp Rocky: Outsourced
NRCS Contracts: NRCS Cooperative Agreements-Applications, Contracts, Progress Reports, Q-Reports, Year-end Reports, Reimbursement Requests/Reports, and audit archiving. CACD/District Application Approvals, Proposal and Contracts with Districts