Friends of Gold Butte

Executive Director


Founded in 2003, the Friends of Gold Butte (FoGB), a Nevada nonprofit company, envision a vibrant and healthy Gold Butte landscape where the land and wildlife, cultural resources, and solitude are preserved and accessible for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Our mission is to promote responsible enjoyment of Gold Butte National Monument (GBNM) through education, advocacy, and preservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, please visit


Reporting to the Board of Directors (Board), the Executive Director (ED) has overall operational responsibility for FoGB staff, programs, expansion, and execution of the mission. The ED develops and leverages deep knowledge of GBNM and FoGB core programs, operations, and business plans. Position is primarily in Mesquite, with frequent travel required to Las Vegas.


Leadership and Management

  • ●  Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, officials, and the general public.
  • ●  Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • ●  Actively engage and energize FoGB volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and members.
  • ●  Travels to GBNM to engage with the public and to participate in stewardship projects where there are no services and where field conditions can be strenuous.
  • ●  Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local operations as well as for the national rollout.
  • ●  Keep Board fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • ●  Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  • ●  Develops metrics and insures data collection methods are in place. Collects data to track progress and outcomes of programs, such that successes and failures can be used for improvement. Regularly evaluates measures of successes and communicates results to the board, members, and other constituents.
  • ●  Recommend yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organizational resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
  • ●  Oversees two paid employees, interns, and volunteer support staff, including payroll and related activities.

Finance, Fundraising, and Grants

  • ●  Manage all aspects of grant funding, including: proposal development, deliverables, and tracking and reporting.
  • ●  Manage day to day finance, including payable expenses, donor deposits, and banking relationship
  • ●  Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals, and administrating fundraising records and documentation
  • ●  Develop and grow FoGB membership and donor program.

Communication and Marketing

  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger awareness of our efforts. This includes publicizing FoGB activities, programs, and goals through newsletters, press releases, social media, and other available channels.

Program Planning & Membership

  • ●  Support Board and committees through programs that include the education series, outings, service projects, and community outreach.
  • ●  Ensure the membership-donor database (Little Green Light) is kept current.
  • ●  Work with membership committee on programs to increase members and member activity.


  • ●  Engage and support campaign to protect Gold Butte by working with partners, agencies, and elected officials.
  • ●  Stay current on local, regional, and national issues that may affect GBNM including changes in government policies. Take action as necessary.
  • ●  Promote issue awareness to members, community, and legislators through letters to the editor, presentations, and in-person meetings.
  • ●  Coordinate campaign strategy with the Gold Butte working group.


  • The ED will be thoroughly committed to the mission of FoGB. All candidates should have proven leadership, non-profit, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
  • ●  Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of management experience.
  • ●  Track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • ●  Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • ●  Knowledge and experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM/donor) tracking software.
  • ●  Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams; achieve strategic objectives; and manage a budget.
  • ●  Past success working with a board of directors and the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
  • ●  Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • ●  Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • ●  Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • ●  Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people, particularly the local Native American tribes.
  • ●  Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Salary Range

$50-60K DOE

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to by October 26, 2018.