friends-of-the-rouge-logoFriends of the Rouge, founded in 1986, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement, and other collaborative efforts. The Rouge River is one of the nation’s most polluted waterways and is located in the Metropolitan Detroit area of southeastern Michigan. The Rouge has been the focus of intensive federal, state and local restoration efforts.

Friends of the Rouge is looking to hire an Executive Director, who will be the primary staff person responsible for the implementation of the FOTR strategic plan. The Executive Director’s primary duties are administration, day-to-day management and supervision of staff, project oversight, fund development and budgeting, and public relations. The Board seeks someone who demonstrates vision, courage, patience, and the ability to provide diligent external and internal leadership.

The ideal candidate would hold an advanced academic degree relating to environmental science or policy, non-profit management, stormwater management, or a related field. They should also possess considerable professional work experience in the environmental and/or nonprofit fields, and have extensive experience in human resources, change management, fund development, public relations and marketing.

For a full description of the position, and to apply, please visit http://nppn.co/positions/

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