Executive Director

Employer: Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light

Job Description

Organization: For over 12 years, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light has been a leader in Kentucky in engaging the religious community in environmental stewardship and advocacy. Through education, outreach, organizing, and training, the organization builds a powerful moral constituency of people of faith taking action for the health of our communities and the environment.

Definition:  Full-time (35 hrs/week) staff position responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization to achieve the its mission, vision, and strategic goals.

Salary Range: $35,000 - $50,000

Job Requirements:

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8+ years of progressively responsible, substantive experience in non-profit conservation or faith-based organizations. Demonstrated experience with raising funds, working collaboratively with a board, supervising staff, and maintaining strong financial practices is required. Necessary attributes include strategic thinking; strong interpersonal skills; experience working with congregations and religious institutions; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to make sound financial, management, and programmatic decisions is vital. Additional experience may substitute for education.

Duties and Responsibilities:        

Strategic Leadership

  • Advance the organization’s objectives by providing leadership in strategic planning, policy development and implementation, and evaluation of projects and programs.
  • Anticipate future needs/opportunities and make plans to meet them; recognize potential risks and develop strategies for averting them.
  • Remain abreast of pertinent federal, state, and local environmental issues in the region and provide strategic guidance regarding the organization’s involvement.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with a wide range of religious leaders, stakeholders, and policymakers, including other non-governmental organizations, state and federal government officials, denominational executives and interfaith leaders, and other potential partners.
  • Represent the organization in coalitions, public meetings, hearings, and press events, and in communications with the media, the organization’s membership, and the general public.
  • Oversee all aspects of the organization’s external communications, maintaining a strong organizational reputation and unique brand.

Non-profit Management

  • Recruit and support a strong Board of Directors.
  • Maintain consistent and constructive communication with the board, and engage individual board members in appropriate programmatic and fundraising activities.
  • Hire and supervise staff, conduct evaluations, provide for professional development, and maintain a positive working environment which attracts, retains, and motivates high-quality employees.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Finance and Fundraising

  • Develop annual budget for board approval, track income and expenses, provide regular financial reports to board in partnership with Board Treasurer.
  • Manage financial accounting with bookkeeper and maintain sound financial practices.
  • Execute financial contracts and approve all vendor payments.
  • Create and implement a diversified fundraising plan to ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to achieve its mission.
  • Build strong relationships with existing donors and cultivate new donors; engage board in major donor development; oversee fundraising appeals and special events.
  • Effectively seek out foundation, denominational, and program campaign grants.

How to Apply:

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to the Kentucky IPL Board of Directors' Selection Committee at kentuckyipl@gmail.com and will be accepted through July 15, 2019.