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We are Hiring an Associate Director

August 29th, 2018
We are currently accepting applications to fill our Associate Director position until September 18, 2018.  The individual should be a self-motivated and energetic leader who is mission-driven, outcomes-focused, detail oriented, and positive and collaborative in nature.  
View the position details here or read more below.
TYPE | Full-time exempt, 40 hrs/week 
LOCATION | Grand Junction, Colorado
WAGES | $61,000 - $69,000 commensurate with experience and education
BENEFITS | Group health insurance plan, 403(b)7 retirement plan, holiday and paid time off (vacation and sick) continuing education stipend, and employee assistance program.
APPLICATION DIRECTIONS | Please send cover letter, resume, and three references in one document via email to, with the title “Last Name_AD_Application_2018”.  Word and PDF files only.  Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on September 18, 2018, for consideration. 
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Associate Director (AD) is responsible for oversight and supervision of programs and associated staff for REW.  Key responsibilities will include planning, management, and fiscal accountability of those programs that support the organizations’ 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan.  
The AD will need to have excellent leadership skills, solid nonprofit and personnel management skills, fundraising experience, and a demonstrated ability to successfully manage vibrant and collaborative organizational programs. The AD must work well in a team setting of experienced and passionate employees, board members, volunteers, and practitioner partners.  The AD will be an important component of the organization to help translate the organizational mission and vision into action and successful outcomes.  
Personnel Supervision and Systems Management
  • Work with staff to provide guidance, administrative, and technical support on REW programs.  
  • Work with the Executive Director to provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to organizational staff. 
  • Direct supervision of all program staff, including annual performance reviews. 
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, oversee the recruitment, hiring, and training/orientation of program staff.
  • Oversee the proper establishment and execution of contracts and other financial tools for restoration work.
  • Oversee the proper utilization and maintenance of REW’s business systems such as databases, timekeeping and donor management software, and cooperative agreement reporting systems.
Program Oversight, Planning, and Support
  • In coordination with staff, plan, coordinate, and support the implementation of REW programs and events.
  • Establish policies, procedures, and safety guidelines for all programs.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness in conjunction with REW staff.
  • Coordinate necessary logistical activities to implement and execute REW programs. 
  • Communicate federal, state, and local policies and relevant information to program staff that might impact or enhance work. 
  • In coordination with staff, develop and administer grants, track in-kind services, project expenses, and meet grant reporting requirements. 
Internal and External Relations
  • Work with REW partners to understand their needs and provide technical support to improve their capabilities.
  • Contribute to the production of newsletter articles, website, and other promotional materials in conjunction with Outreach Coordinator.
  • Provide presentations at agency events, conferences, workshops, and public and committee hearings.
  • Maintain open communication lines between REW staff and partners.
Organizational, Fundraising, and Administration
  • Assist with organizational management and administration.
  • Support the Executive Director in interactions with the REW Board of Directors, funders, members, and other constituents.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts for the organization; specifically, grant writing and editing skills.
  • Provide leadership to programs staff to support fundraising endeavors for REW.
  • Cultivate and foster relations with riparian restoration industry partners.
  • Develop and maintain yearly program budgets.
  • Maintain REW programs’ fiscal accountability and transparency. 
  • Apprise Executive Director and Board of Directors of program and project status.
  • Assume duties as directed during Executive Director’s absence.
  • A self-motivated and energetic leader. 
  • Leadership style must be mission-driven, outcomes-focused, detail oriented, positive and collaborative in nature. Must be comfortable interacting and maintaining a visible role with a wide variety of partners, elected civic leaders, the business community, and natural resource managers. 
  • Must have management experience, ideally from the nonprofit or governmental sector, and understand the technical aspects of managing a nonprofit organization. 
  • Able to think creatively and strategically, and demonstrate an ability to define problems and construct solutions.
  • Proven ability to manage positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and viewpoints with diplomacy and tact. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college is required – an advanced degree is preferred. REW is open to a range of educational backgrounds, including public policy, environmental sciences, nonprofit management, urban or land-use planning, business, and natural resource management.  Training or experience in nonprofit or business management is desirable.
This position will be required to travel periodically throughout the southwest U.S. and work collaboratively with remotely located staff.  This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.  Staff primarily maintains a 4, 10-hour day work schedule M-Th, with occasional work on weekends.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.