The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC), Indiana’s leading educator and advocate for the environment, is seeking an experienced nonprofit business leader to serve as Executive Director at our Indianapolis headquarters.
Concerned citizens created HEC in 1983 to advocate for environmentally- protective policies primarily at the state level. Today, HEC is Indiana's largest state-wide environmental policy and advocacy organization that operates on both state and local levels. HEC has been a leader in bringing visibility to such serious environmental challenges as mercury pollution, coal ash, and factory farm waste. Over its thirty-eight years, HEC has also succeeded in translating its educational and advocacy efforts into environmental gains, with forest, groundwater, and lake protection as well as expanded investment in sustainable energy and mass transit as part of its legacy.
HEC accomplishes its mission with a talented staff of seventeen professionals, thousands of supportive activists from across the state, and an annual budget of around one million dollars.
For those concerned with protecting and improving the environment in Indiana, HEC is the only organization with the personnel, experience, and versatility of approaches to successfully address interconnected issues crucial to Indiana’s future: acting on climate change, improving our public health, transforming our industrial food system to a more ecologically viable and sustainable one, and protecting our woodlands, wetlands, and waterways. We also advocate for sustainable transportation and a clean energy economy.
Primary responsibilities of the Executive Director include developing and executing strategic plans, empowering high-performing staff, and growing this already impactful organization in influence and resources. This position requires a dynamic, mission-driven individual who is passionate about leading hands-on operations and fostering growth, as well as developing and managing HEC programs.
DESIRED SKILLS, CHARACTERISTICS, AND COMPETENCIES
A deep concern for the environment and commitment to HEC’s mission to be the voice of the people for the environment in Indiana.
The ability to develop, motivate, and supervise a committed and talented professional staff and group of volunteers.
The capacity to engage, support, and develop a board as fiduciary stewards and as partners in fundraising and strategy development.
Demonstrated resourcefulness and entrepreneurial thinking.
A strategic thinker with the communication skills to engage and connect with people from all walks of life; from government officials, business, and civic leaders, to urban, suburban, and rural Hoosiers in the unique regions of our state. .
Having an authentic commitment to creating an inclusive “big tent” organization that draws people from across the political spectrum and all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills.
The ideal candidate for this position embraces servant-leadership as well as a thoughtful approach to day-to-day operational management, strategic planning, and organizational administration. The qualified candidate should have:
Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, and a resume. For further information, please visit our website, hecweb.org.
Hoosier Environmental Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and equity in all facets of its work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.
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C-level (CEO, President, Exec Director)
Indianapolis, IN, USA