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Job: Bark Executive Director Application Period
September 25, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Position: Executive Director (for a full job description, click here)
Salary: $55,000-$65,000; healthcare & dental; vacation & sick leave
Supervises: Canvass Director, Development Director, Operations Coordinator, Associate Director, Forest Watch Coordinator, NEPA Coordinator/Staff Attorney and contracted Bookkeeper.
Supervised by: Board of Directors
General Responsibilities: The Executive Director (ED) is a full-time (40 hrs/wk) position responsible for managing and supporting staff, ensuring Bark has the resources needed to strategically fulfill our mission, including maintaining meaningful and thoughtful relationships with large funders and supporters. They are also responsible for guiding strategic direction to achieve the goals identified in Bark’s 20-Year Vision. This position ensures the organization operates legally within all federal, state and local laws.
The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring Bark follows through on our commitment to leading our strategy and development with a focus of racial justice and anti-oppression action. The Executive Director will continue developing and implementing a plan with the support of our consultant team. Systems will be put in place to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion internally, as well as externally in our work to advocate for the people, forests, and rivers surrounding Mt. Hood.
- What, in your view, is the intersection of privilege and environmental conservation?
- Tell us about your experience supervising paid staff. What do you think is the role of a supervisor in motivating and supporting staff? How do you do that? Please give specific examples.
- Tell us about your experience fundraising. What is the biggest budget you were responsible for from a revenue perspective? How did you meet that goal?
Equity: Bark is engaged in a multi-year process to identify inequity in our work, organizational culture, and grow as individuals with unique experiences of exposure to and perpetuation of systemic oppression. We want our organization to be an inclusive and diverse space that is committed to ending oppression. Barkers share a deep love for the forest and recognize that people have a wide range of perspective and experiences that connect us all to the forest. We want to be able to represent a large breadth of connection for the forests we defend. Bark grew out of a history of direct action, public lands advocacy, and an understanding of the legal system. Much of these origins are heavily represented by a white, colonizer perspective. While we have made gains to shift this dominant perspective and create a workplace that is welcoming and comfortable for people from diverse backgrounds, we acknowledge that we have much more work to do.