Executive Director

Ref: 6972

Ecology Project International

The ED could be physically based in Missoula, Montana; La Paz, Mexico; or Central Valley, Costa Rica.

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Role coordinated by:

Jehivian Hernandez

Senior Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: $115,000 - $120,000 USD

Closing Date: 22/12/2023

Founded in 2000, Ecology Project International (EPI) is a dynamic and innovative non-profit organization that focuses on engaging and empowering young people in hands-on conservation and science projects in North and Central America, with staff in the US, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our mission is to inspire youth with nature and empower them with science, fostering tomorrow's leaders. We envision a diverse movement building communities that cherish and restore the ecosystems that sustain them.

EPI is structured for sustainability. Drawing on tuition dollars from our visiting science-based & conservation programming, the generosity of donors and funders, and the efforts of scientists, we run programs that address environmental issues today while developing environmental leaders for tomorrow. All of EPI's education programs utilize conservation projects, partnerships with scientists, and engagement with local communities.

EPI is headquartered in Missoula, MT, running a Yellowstone Program out of this office, and with additional program sites in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Belize with up to 62 staff across these four locations.

Reporting directly to the EPI Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to determine the organization's strategic direction and achieve its mission. The role requires effective communication with the Board, providing timely and accurate information for informed decision-making.

The Executive Director will provide overall leadership and management for the organization, with offices and operations in Mexico, Costa Rica and the US, and approximately $6M in annual revenue.

The Executive Director will be a strong bilingual communicator and mission-driven leader with a holistic, inclusive, and transparent leadership style. The ED will be a leader who can engage directly with staff with diverse backgrounds and cultures, along with Board members and donors.

For further information and to apply, please submit a CV and cover letter, detailing how you fulfill the role description and personal specification. The deadline for applications is December 22, 2023 Noon Eastern Time.

The salary range for this position is $115,000 - $120,000 USD with flexible office hours and a generous benefits package. The ED could be physically based in Missoula, Montana; La Paz, Mexico; or Central Valley, Costa Rica. Regular travel to program locations is expected.


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