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Executive Director, IMBA/MORE Mid-Atlantic Region

Status:  Full-time, salaried, exempt position

Founded in 1992, MORE is a 501c3 organization committed to environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking, educating the public about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access to public lands. MORE currently maintains 46 trail systems and over 600 miles of trails, led by 68 trail liaisons. In the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area. MORE has over 1200 members, contributes over 7000 hours of volunteer work to regional public lands annually, and operates with approximate annual revenues and contributions of $250k and an operating budget of approximately $200k. In 2013, MORE became a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), and hired its first full time staff. MORE has an active volunteer “operational” board as well as several volunteer “staff” who carry out critical operating, development and administrative functions.

The Executive Director is responsible for growing MORE’s organizational capacity, in order to create, enhance and preserve trail access and experiences in the region. The position’s accountability is to achieve MORE’s strategic and programmatic goals by cultivating volunteer leadership, increasing MORE and IMBA’s financial capacity with fundraising, membership growth, advocacy, marketing, communications and cultivating public land management agency partnerships.

The position will report to IMBA’s Atlantic Region Director, through MORE’s President. IMBA’s Atlantic Region Director will work directly with MORE’s board and volunteer leadership to ensure alignment of the Executive Director’s roles and responsibilities with MORE’s program and organizational goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership & Management

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and advocacy; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize MORE’s volunteers, board and staff members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Work closely with and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as sponsor of MORE’s standing committees, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for local and regional programs
  • In coordination with the relevant Board member, recruit, lead, coach, develop, and retain MORE’s volunteer staff and leaders, paid staff, and contractors. Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising and Communications – working closely with relevant board members and staff:

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and new business.
  • Manage and refine MORE’s existing development plan and funder portfolio
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence and social media to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Manage MORE’s Communications Plan and mass market events
  • Develop and implement membership campaigns in coordination with MORE’s board and IMBA’s Membership team
  • Use external presence and relationships to realize new opportunities and develop new funding strategies
  • Represent MORE at key events

Advocacy – working closely with the Trails Director, regional advocacy managers, trail boss and trail liaisons:

  • Manage MORE’s Government Affairs Program, including:
    • Developing and supporting MORE’s local advocacy teams
    • Attending meetings with land managers and strategic partners
    • Conducting volunteer advocacy training
    • Supporting the development of long-range trail priorities and plans

Developing and maintaining relationships with partner organizations

Operations; working closely with MORE’s Activities, Trails and Operations Directors and related staff:

  • Identify and activate volunteer leaders
  • Manage and support MORE’s operational programs and volunteers, including but not limited to:
    • Support ride program (track ride locations, leaders, dates)
    • Support MORE’s youth and family programs
    • Support trail inventory and stewardship program

Other Considerations:

Extensive travel: The position will be home-based requiring travel in DC, MD and VA with occasional trips to Boulder Co.

A flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with business-related software, technology and applications for writing, presentations, communications, social networking, databases and spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated leadership and consensus building a volunteer-focused, non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated public speaking, presentation and group facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Extensive experience with development and fundraising in a non-profit setting
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment, management and retention for grassroots initiatives
  • Experience working with land management agencies, elected officials and other land conservation stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a collaborative team environment
  • Attention to detail and strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the bicycle, outdoor recreation industries, and conservation organizations

The successful candidate will be passionate about mountain biking, with an energetic, “can-do” personality, who is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Experience with land use planning and connection to grassroots advocates and the active outdoor recreation and/or bicycle industry are highly desirable.

Immediate Supervisors: Anthony Duncan (IMBA Regional Director) and Ernest Rodriguez (MORE President)

Advised by: MORE Board of Directors, IMBA

Benefits (subject to change): Health, Dental, SIMPLE IRA, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Vacation and Sick Leave

Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000

Applying: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume together in the same file to resumes@imba.com by March 25, 2016.