Mountain Bike the Tetons seeks new Executive Director.

Mountain Bike the Tetons is looking for an Executive Director, which is a 30 hour a week position, year-round and flexible hours. The successful applicant needs to be a self-starter with strong executive function, able to raise money, manage projects, and interact with the public. Resume and cover letter due to hiring@mountainbiketetons.org by November 10th, 2017.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Introduction:
Mountain Bike the Tetons (MBT) intends to hire an Executive Director (ED) to pursue the mission of the organization: To build a vibrant, healthy community by enhancing our recreational and economic opportunities in the Teton region through development of our mountain biking resources.

ED Job Description:
Job Summary: The ED position is a part-time, salaried position. The position is funded through donations and grants and thus development is an essential part of the position. The starting salary will be based on experience and an annual performance review will be given. The ED will provide the leadership and management to successfully develop and implement the strategic goals of MBT. The ED will be the visible figurehead and positively represent the organization to the community, stakeholders, agencies, funding entities and at public events. The ED must be a mountain biker and enthusiastic about mountain biking in the Teton Region.

ED Responsibilities:
1. Program Development
a. Fundraising (this will be a major focus of the position) :
 Design and implement realistic and ambitious fundraising strategies and goals.
 Ensure that adequate funds are available and prioritized in a manner that permits the organization to carry out its strategic plan.
 Organize and execute major annual fundraising campaigns
(Trail Fund, Tin Cup and End of Year)
 Successfully involve Board, staff, and others in fundraising as appropriate.
 Take a lead role in cultivating and soliciting relationships with individual donors, as well as government, foundation and corporate funders.
 Assure that funds are disbursed in accordance with contract requirements and donor designations.
b. Membership:
 Cultivate membership across the Teton Region (Teton Valley and Jackson)
• Including member benefits, recruitment and retention activities
 Oversee and organize database
 Mange annual renewal requests
 Organize volunteers (events, group rides, trail days)
c. Teton Regional Composite Team
• Responsible for hiring Program Manager/Coach(es) to run the established TRC Team that is part of the Idaho NICA League

2. Infrastructure and Trail Projects.
 Execute implementation of trail projects
• Manage trail crew and trail building activities
 Maintain and utilize a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of mountain bike trail development and management including how to work with government agencies to develop new trails and coordinate with land managers and advocacy groups.

3. Administration and Management
• Ensure that MBT achieves its mission and meets or exceeds program goals in regard to both quantity and quality.
• Act as liaison to Board of Directors (coordination of monthly meetings, agendas, minutes and reports, strategic plan updates, board committees, and correspondence with Board).
• Daily Operations Management (insurance policies, risk management, office space, equipment needs)
• Financial Management (budget development and oversight, Treasurer consultations, bookkeeper oversight re: processing of bills, financial reports, 1099’s and taxes)
• Marketing Management (executive oversight of promotional messaging, website, social media, newsletters, event posters/flyers, logo items)
• Outreach (press releases, coordinate events, grant proposals, membership letters and other outreach materials)
• Organization Spokesperson (provide local media quotes and make presentations to community groups, conferences, etc.)
• Serve as liaison to other advocacy groups at local and regional levels
• Address public inquiries
Minimum Qualifications:
 BA/MA/MPA/MBA and/or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of two years experience in a leadership position, working with community groups, volunteers and other nonprofit programs and organizations.
• Experience with fundraising and community relations.
• Excellent leadership, organizational, planning and supervision skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, listening, oral and written communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, public speaking and presentation skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
• Experience and/or familiarity working with local and regional governments preferred.
• Ability to effectively manage budgets, resources and multiple projects.
• Ability to work non-traditional hours (occasional evenings, weekends and holidays).
• Strong computer skills.
• Own and frequently ride a mountain bike.
• Familiarity with bicycle advocacy efforts at state and national levels and knowledge of non-motorized infrastructure, policies and funding is a considerable plus, but is not mandatory.