Tennessee Clean Water Network

Tennessee Clean Water Network, a newly formed statewide advocacy organization focused on the protection and restoration of the state's waters, seeks an Executive Director with experience in nonprofit management and environmental policy and advocacy. He/she will work with TCWN's governing body, members, and constituency to effect the organization's goals toward building the overall capacity of watershed groups in Tennessee and to work for strong and effective statewide policies, regulations, and laws that protect and restore the state's waters. The Executive Director will focus primary attention on overall management of the organization with particular emphasis on fundraising, long-range capacity building, and building a strong infrastructure for the newly formed organization. The Executive Director will also work with a wide range of watershed and other citizen groups in the state on their internal capacity needs, will engage with state of Tennessee and related government agencies to affect watershed policies, and mobilize the public to advocate for TCWN's policy goals. The Executive Director and staff will maintain TCWN's communication network.


Major Responsibilities:
The Executive Director, dedicating at least 50 percent of his or her time on internal management operations, will

The Executive Director will focus the remaining time to program issues and will be responsible for the following:

As someone with recognized leadership skills, the Executive Director should have:

- a minimum of four (4) years of work experience -- all or some of which has been with or for a nonprofit conservation organization or its equivalent;
- Bachelor's degree and experience or a graduate degree in a related field

TCWN will give preference to persons with a background in nonprofit management, law and /or a direct knowledge of water resources policy. TCWN does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

ANNUAL SALARY: non-profit scale commensurate with experience plus benefits

Organizational Background:
TCWN has two principal objectives: 1) to build the capacity of citizen watershed associations to be effective advocates for their local watershed through communication, technical support, coordination, and direct support; and 2) to advocate for strong state policies and regulations that result in more effective protection and restoration of Tennessee waters.

The mission of the Tennessee Clean Water Network is to protect, restore, and enhance Tennessee^s waters and the communities that depend on them:
* by advocating for healthy waters, sound environmental policy and its enforcement;
* by supporting local communities and watershed groups;
* by educating Tennesseans on clean water;
* by promoting a stewardship ethic for our state's water; and
* by communicating and networking.

CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2001

Send resume and cover letter to:

Executive Director Search Committee
Tennessee Clean Water Network
Box 1521
Knoxville, TN 37901

Please enclose up to three writing samples and three references with the submission.

We will accept resumes by email but request that a hard copy be sent by mail. Please direct all email submissions to: Catherine Sheehy, TCWN Program Coordinator, [email protected].


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